A talented group of seven-year-old hockey players from New Westminster moved up a level to win a spring league 3-on-3 championship title.
Backstopped by the goaltending of Jayden Braich, the Jets defeated the Angel Sharks, an all-girl team of nine- and 10-year-olds, 11-5 in the championship final at Excellent Ice in Surrey last weekend.
The Jets began the spring campaign at Hockey 2 but were moved up an age level because of their dominating play.
The Hockey 3 Jets, including skaters Matiss Osborne, Levi Green, Will Gallant, Mitchell Birovchak, Kai Marshall and Carson Rerup, finished with an overall 11-2 record.
The Icehawks and Badgers also made their respective 3-on-3 finals.
The New West Badgers, lost their Hockey 2 finals against the Whalers 13-6. The Badgers were lead by strong performances by Thomas Connolly, Shane Beaudoin, Reid Hinds-MacDonald and Lucas Russo. The Badgers goalie Markus Hanger kept them in the game until the third period when the Whalers pulled away.
In the Hockey 4 championship final, the New West Icehawks had a strong season posting an 8-4 record and fighting their way to the Cup finals against the Surrey Vipers.
The Icehawks came up just short, losing 5-4 in a hard fought battle. Coach Alana Nielsen said, "I was proud of the players, they had to challenge hard all season and should be very proud of the silver medal."
The Icehawks were lead by Liam Atchinson, Markus Johansen, Dominik Doray, Joey Fox, Chayce Hughes, Brenden Morrison, Tysen Nielsen, Lucas Nielsen, Nolan Rigazzi and Pryce Stromberg.