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Pee Wee team defends title at provincial championship

The Castlegar Minor Hockey Pee Wee Rep Team is excited  and proud to be representing Castlegar in Campbell River this week (March 20 – 25.) where the team will be competing in the provincial championships. Top row, left to right: Logan Simpson (Assistant Coach), Jason Simpson (Coach), Lane Kooznetsoff, Austin Hashimoto, Eric Pilla, Blaine Crockart, Brenden Pereverzoff, Troy Negreiff, Kadrian Klimchuk, Matthew Zwick, Tim Negreiff (Assistant Coach), Ellis Junker, Constable Allison Barker, and Kyle Chernenkoff. Middle row, left to right:  Garret Patterson, Turner Simpson, and Tanner Costa. Front Row, left to right: Solomon Burk and Matthew Howes. Missing from the photo is Shawn Campbell. - Submitted
The Castlegar Minor Hockey Pee Wee Rep Team is excited and proud to be representing Castlegar in Campbell River this week (March 20 – 25.) where the team will be competing in the provincial championships. Top row, left to right: Logan Simpson (Assistant Coach), Jason Simpson (Coach), Lane Kooznetsoff, Austin Hashimoto, Eric Pilla, Blaine Crockart, Brenden Pereverzoff, Troy Negreiff, Kadrian Klimchuk, Matthew Zwick, Tim Negreiff (Assistant Coach), Ellis Junker, Constable Allison Barker, and Kyle Chernenkoff. Middle row, left to right: Garret Patterson, Turner Simpson, and Tanner Costa. Front Row, left to right: Solomon Burk and Matthew Howes. Missing from the photo is Shawn Campbell.
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Castlegar’s Pee Wee Rep team is trying to defend their provincial title this week in Campbell River.

The team was off to a good start, winning 4-1 against Victoria on Sunday morning.

The boys then had to wait until the next afternoon before they would play against Kelowna.

In a close game, Castlegar ended up losing 6-5 on Monday.

Tuesday pitted the Castlegar team against Terrace — a team that had defeated Kelowna in their opening game.  A tie was the end result for that game.

Then, on Wednesday afternoon, the boys played against Quesnel.

Results were not available by press time.

Wednesday marked the end of the round robin.

Today the semi-finals will take place, with West Vancouver and Whitehorse playing at 8 a.m., and the first team in Division A playing the second in Division B, as well as first in Division B playing the second in Division A.

The third place game will start at 8 a.m. on Friday morning with the championship game starting at 11 a.m.

Eleven teams are participating in this year’s tier-three provincial championships, including: Castlegar, Burnaby WC, Whitehorse, Terrace, Quesnel, Kelowna, Campbell River, Victoria, West Vancouver, Elk Valley and Dawson Creek.

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