The 2000 Kootenay Avalanche at the Mainland Hockey tournament in Vancouver.

The 2000 Kootenay Avalanche at the Mainland Hockey tournament in Vancouver.

Avalanche finish second in tough Vancouver tourney

Over the weekend the 2000 Kootenay Avalanche team came 2nd in the 38-team Mainland Hockey tournament in Vancouver.

Over the weekend the 2000 Kootenay Avalanche team came 2nd in the 38-team Mainland Hockey tournament in Vancouver.

This is the first time an Avalanche team has made it to the finals of the Top Mainland Division in this tournament.

The only team to beat the 2000 Avalanche team in the entire tournament was theĀ  2000 Vancouver Selects Blue Team (rated one of the best in Western Canada) by a score of 4 – 2 in the finals.