The Richmond Jets U13 A1 hockey team is off to a flying start to the season, after clocking up an 18-4 record and bagging the Nanaimo Bardown Remembrance Day Tier 1 Tournament.
The team went undefeated, 6-0, on the weekend, claiming the gold medal after an exciting final against the Victoria Racquet Club.
Despite being 2-0 down halfway through the game, the Jets stormed back with a goal to half the deficit, only for Victoria to quickly restore the two-goal advantage.
The Jets continued to battle, however, and scored again in the second period to get the game to 3-2 heading into the final period.
Jets goalie Daniel Kruk made some timely saves to keep the team in the game, and with just a minute remaining, Richmond took a timeout that paid off, scoring the tying goal with one minute left to take the game into overtime.
And, with 3:47 left in overtime, Tate Derosa scored the golden goal to send the Richmond bench into raptures.
Tate Derosa got the game MVP with three goals, while Leander Han got credit for a goal, as well, and captain Alexis Vary received the hardest worker award.
The team, led by long-time rep coach Milton Chan, will look to continue their success competing in the PCAHA Flight 1 division.
#13 Caleb Cheng
#12 Nadia Lundie
#14 Leander Han
#4 Domenic Piperni
#16 Ashton Ververgaert
#10 Alexis Vary
#5 Anthony Kanavaros
#3 Cade Swanson
#7 Dylan Yue
#30 Isaac Ka Him Tong
#6 Tyler Woo
#17 Evan Wong
#8 Owen Mantle
#9 Jack MacNeil
#1 Daniel Kruk
#15 Tate Derosa
#11 Erik Lackner
Head Coach – Milton Chan
Assistant Coach – Jordan Dobres
Assistant Coach – Michael Singh Gill
Manager – Lisa Kanavaros
By Alan Campbell – Richmond Review
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