U15 Boys Gold: Vancouver 0 - 33 Vancouver Island South
Vancouver Island South got out to an early lead in the gold medal game at the B2Gold Provincial Regional Championships and didn’t look back, rolling to the 33-0 victory over Vancouver at UBC’s Wolfson Field.
Vancouver Island controlled the possession during the first half but struggled to capitalize with points on the board, but once they finally broke through they could not be stopped. At the half they were up 19-0, and they kept up the strong play in the second frame to earn the gold medal.
“Once we saw that [Vancouver beat South Surrey], we were a little bit fearful, because we knew that if they beat South Surrey, then they could probably do the same to us as well,” said Vancouver Island South head coach Spencer Robinson. “So we knew that we had to be on our A-game.”
The win capped off an impressive weekend that saw Vancouver Island South outscore their opponents 155-0. Jonah Hall was especially impressive on a team that dominated as an entire unit.
“We were very proud the fact that we were able to keep other teams off the scoreboard,” said Robinson. “I know we scored a lot of points, but our main focus was defence.”
U15 Boys Bronze: Fraser Valley East 11 - 5 South Surrey
In a game between two tough defensive teams, Fraser Valley East grinded it out to take down South Surrey and win the bronze medal. J. Towson’s two penalties proved to be the difference, and P. Gibson scored the lone try for Fraser Valley East.
U15 Boys Fifth Place: Vancouver North 24 - 5 Richmond-Delta
Vancouver North scored two quick tries and led during the entire game, defeating Richmond-Delta 24-5 to finish in fifth. Richmond-Delta made it a one-possession game midway through the first half, but that’s as close as they would get, as Vancouver North pushed the lead to 14 at half time. Elias Ergas led the way for Vancouver North with two tries.
U15 Boys 7th Place: North Vancouver Island Tsunami 14 - 5 Vancouver North 2
A converted try in the first half proved to be enough offence for Vancouver Island, as they added another one late on to take down Vancouver North 14-5 and take seventh place.
Final Rankings - U15 Boys:
1. South Vancouver Island Tide
3. Fraser Valley East
4. South Surrey
5. Vancouver North
7. North Vancouver Island Tsunami
8. Vancouver North 2
Saturday, June 22nd: Day 1
South Surrey 15(+1) - 7 Vancouver North
Vancouver 27(+1) - 7 North Vancouver Island Tsunami
Vancouver Island South 34(+1) - 0 Fraser Valley East
Richmond-Delta 26(+1) - 14 Vancouver North 2
South Surrey 28(+1) - 12 North Vancouver Island Tsunami
Vancouver 19(+1) - 10 Vancouver North
Vancouver Island South 45(+1) - 0 Richmond-Delta
Fraser Valley East 37(+1) - 0 Vancouver North 2
Sunday, June 23rd: Day 2
North Vancouver Island Tsunami 14 - 33(+1) Vancouver North
South Surrey 14(+1) - 17(+1) Vancouver
Richmond-Delta 10 - 20(+1) Fraser Valley East
Vancouver Island South 0 - 43(+1) Vancouver North 2
Placement: North Vancouver Island Tsunami 14 - 5 Vancouver North 2
Placement: Vancouver North 24 - 5 Richmond-Delta
Placement: Fraser Valley East 11 - 5 South Surrey
Final: Vancouver 0 - 33 Vancouver Island South
U16 Women Gold: Vancouver Island Tsunami 10 - 7 Fraser Valley Green
In the U16 Women’s final at the B2Gold PRCs, the Vancouver Island Tsunami survived some late pressure from Fraser Valley to hang on for a 10-7 victory and capture the gold medal.
Fraser Valley had defeated Vancouver Island in the group play stage, but the Tsunami avenged that loss thanks to their strong defensive play. They led 10-7 at the half, and they used shutdown defence to preserve that lead over the final 20 minutes.
“I told the girls before the game that heart and defence was going to win the game, and in the end in that final 10 minutes, that’s what pulled us through,” said head coach Dwayne Mills after the game.
Vancouver Island scored to open the