The 2000 Fraser Valley Royals won the double A division of the Mainland International Hockey Championship in Coquitlam over the weekend.
The Royals went a perfect 6-0 through the weekend, and defeated the Edgy Islanders of Victoria 4-2 in the final game.
The Royals were down on the scoreboard 2-1 heading into the third period, but got a huge tying goal from Abbotsford’s Jake Enns to even the game at 2-2. Minutes later, Mission’s Sean Sidhu got the eventual game winner when he wired home a slap shot to put the Royals up 3-2. Enns sealed the victory with his second goal of the game, and it ended 4-2.
The 2000 Royals top three point getters were Abbotsford’s Brett Bass with nine goals and three assists, Mission’s Hayden Vetterals with five goals and five assists, and Maple Ridge’s Jacob Mainhout with four goals and three assists.
The Royals are coached by Troy Stordy, Scott Penman, Jeff Penman and Ken McPhalen. Royals players from Maple Ridge include Cam Plamondon, Matteo Petrelli and Mainhout.
The 2000 Fraser Valley Royals Black, coached by Colin Rissanen, came home with a silver medal after losing a close game to the Vancouver Spartans in BC Cup final at the Mainland Tournament.
The Royals are comprised of kids from Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Maple Ridge, Langley and Surrey.