Sports

All Blacks battle back versus Kings

The All Blacks erased a 1-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Kings 3-1 and captured the Valley Ball Hockey Association major division title on June 14. - submitted photo
The All Blacks erased a 1-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Kings 3-1 and captured the Valley Ball Hockey Association major division title on June 14.
— image credit: submitted photo

Down 1-0 at halftime of the Valley Ball Hockey Association major (U16) division finals, the All Blacks coaching staff had a good feeling.

"We were a great second half team all year long and we kind of thought the boys would come up with a great second half, which they did," said coach Chad Boelema.

The All Blacks would score three unanswered goals to defeat the Kings 3-1 in the final, which was played on June 14 at George Preston Recreation Centre.

"We were outplayed by a very determined Kings team in the first half, but our goalie made some great saves to keep us in it."

The game featured fast-paced and intense action with great goaltending on both ends of the floor.

The All Blacks also advance to the provincial ball hockey championships, which will be contested June 27 to June 29 and hosted by the Ridge Meadows Minor Ball Hockey Association.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Kovacs, Gommeringer net all-stars
 
PHOTO: Infernos too hot for Knockouts
 
Knockouts knock out Hornets in Coastal Cup action
Whitecaps face Dallas in one-off playoff game; Winner will face Pacific power Seattle Sounders
 
Election 2014: White Rock candidates – top issues and platforms
 
VIDEO: Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks rout Blue Jackets 6-2
Stokes a difference maker
 
Light at the end of a long, dark tunnel
 
Ex-Bruin finds success with Avs

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.