The girls played against Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Tri Cities. (Leina Wade/Special to The News)

The girls played against Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Tri Cities. (Leina Wade/Special to The News)

Barracudas take gold

Local team wins inaugural female Ice Breaker Tournament

Maple Ridge Female Minor Hockey Association’s U15 C1 Barracudas team won gold in the inaugural female Ice Breaker Tournament in Chilliwack.

Leina Wade, the manager for the U15 C1 Barracuda team, proud of the girl’s achievement, expressed what it meant for the girls.

“This was the first tournament the girls have participated in since COVID began. They were all very excited,” she said.

The girls played against Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Tri Cities on Nov. 14. While they lost the first game against Tri-City with a score of 4-6, they won against Abbotsford and Chilliwack and then they won against Tri-City in the gold medal game with a score of 3-1.

“The girls now have another tournament coming up in December, and another in March, and the rest of the season to play as well,” said Wade.

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