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Sports archive for February 3, 2014

Whitehorse teams sweep atom hockey medal standings

Whitehorse’s Sequoia Kitchens defeated Duncan’s Limited to win the 2014 Yukon Atom Hockey Championships held in Haines Junction over the weekend.

By Whitehorse Star on February 3, 2014 at 3:49 pm

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TERRITORIAL CHAMPS – Members of the Sequoia Kitchens atom hockey team crowd around the trophy after winning it in Haines Junction yesterday.

Whitehorse’s Sequoia Kitchens defeated Duncan’s Limited to win the 2014 Yukon Atom Hockey Championships held in Haines Junction over the weekend.

Sequoia Kitchens won the gold medal game 4-1, while Titan Gaming & Collectibles of Whitehorse took home the bronze medal by defeating Whitehorse-based Scotia Bank.

Seven teams from Dawson City, Watson Lake, Whitehorse and the host community competed for the most coveted prize in Yukon hockey for nine- and 10-year-olds.

After the quarter-final playoffs, Dawson City ended up fifth, Watson Lake placed sixth and Haines Junction finished seventh. 

The round robin portion of the tournament started out Friday afternoon and continued on to late Saturday afternoon with each team playing four games. 

By the time the Saturday night banquet rolled around, all the teams knew their playoff positions and who had won the coveted goaltending awards. 

Going into the playoffs, Nathan Scully of Sequoia Kitchens had an amazing 1.75 goals against average, while Jaida Allen of Watson Lake bravely put on the pads for the first time and came away with the Goalie with the Biggest Heart Award.

Sponsored by Haines Junction Minor Hockey and Hockey Yukon, almost 100 boys and girls took part in this three-day tournament. 

“The kids all seemed to have a great time this weekend, with many of them being recognized for their hard work and respect for others by receiving Fair Play awards throughout the tournament,” said Mark Ritchie, president of Haines Junction Minor Hockey. 

“But it was certainly all the volunteers that helped with the games, ran the concession and put on the banquet that made the weekend the success that it was.”

The next events for Hockey Yukon are the Bantam Championships in Dawson City Feb. 7 to 9 and the Novice Championships in Teslin Feb. 14 to 16. 

Thanks to the support of the Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee and the Government of Yukon, that will round out this winter’s minor hockey championships.

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Hockey fan-a-tic

Feb 5, 2014 at 3:48 am

Congratulations! It would be nice to promote the ongoing action in Whitehorse hockey, with pictures, events info etc. If the teams want to keep the community up to date on what’s happening, http://www.whitehorselife.com would surely help with it.

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