On June 11th the U13 Bulkley Valley Rapids Select boys’ team travelled to Terrace for the Northern Cup.
The morning began with Prince George challenging Terrace resulting in a 6-2 win for PG. BV Rapids began their day of competitions against the strong PG Timberwolves. The Rapids made a strong statement in their first game and won 1-0. The midfield and defense lines were walls stopping Prince George from their attack on the Rapids’ net. Anthony Alvarado completed a play from his teammate producing the winning goal early in the first half of play.
The afternoon continued with Smithers and Terracing facing off for one of the two berths available for the Northwest zone. Terrace played well against our strong team. They won that game 2-1. With each team having one win and one loss, Smithers was able to qualify for Provincials due to goal differentials. Prince George won the Northern Cup. Both Prince George and Smithers will represent the zone at Provincials.
The U13 BV Rapids Select team is made up of players from Smithers, Telkwa, and Houston. These young athletes have worked hard to make it through try outs and qualifying games to make it to Provincials. It has been six years since this age group has earned their way through qualifications.
Coach Gondar Monn is very grateful for the people supporting this team. This team is the result of the efforts of many different people. Many of these athletes have worked for a few years together, receiving input and support from many in our community. Daniel Imhof has come out to help run practice sessions, Chris Luther has come to help work with goal keepers, and parents work to fundraise, and organize the team. In addition, Terrace Youth Soccer Association has been pivotal in setting up additional games for the development of our players.
Provincials will take place in West Vancouver July 7th through the 10th. They hope to represent the Bulkley Valley, BV Soccer, and the northern region well.
Both the Houston and Smithers recycling depots are receiving donations to help fundraise for these young athletes’ trip to Provincials. Your donations are greatly appreciated.