Canucks capture Braves tourney title

The Cariboo Canucks went undefeated and claimed the 23rd Annual Alkali Braves Hockey Tournament title recently in Williams Lake.

Alkali Braves player Kyle Paul leads a trio of teammates up the ice as they make a break from their end of the rink Saturday during the 23rd Annual Alkali Braves Hockey Tournament at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. The Cariboo Canucks were the tournament champions beating the Stone T-Birds in the final.

Alkali Braves player Kyle Paul leads a trio of teammates up the ice as they make a break from their end of the rink Saturday during the 23rd Annual Alkali Braves Hockey Tournament at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. The Cariboo Canucks were the tournament champions beating the Stone T-Birds in the final.

The Cariboo Canucks went undefeated and claimed the 23rd Annual Alkali Braves Hockey Tournament title recently in Williams Lake.

The Canucks downed the Stone T-Birds Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Cariboo Memorial Complex, 7-2, to capture the crown.

The eight-team tournament featured teams from around the region along with Hun City and Fort St. James.

Canucks head coach Cecil Grinder said the tournament was competitive and a lot of fun.

“They [the T-Birds] almost came back on us in the Sunday morning semi,” Grinder said. “It was a good tournament. We all saw some people we haven’t seen for a while.”

Finishing in third place were the Fort St. James Junior Chiefs.

Canucks player Drew Rose was named defensive all-star while Anthony Sellars got the nod for most valuable forward.