Day 5 of the Field Hockey Canada U15 National Championships was full of emotions and excitement. BC will have teams playing the finals in both boys and girls divisions, but it wasn’t without tension.
The BC boys opened up the day with a great win over Alberta in the semifinals: 7-0. With that, they will play the great final versus Quebec filled with confidence. The match will be at noon, as Alberta and Ontario play for the bronze medal at 8:30 am.
Among the girls, the Stags secured 5th place in the National by beating Alberta, 7-0. The true drama was reserved for the two semifinals.
The BC Rams went to the pitch first to face Ontario West. The game was pretty even and no one wer able to alter the scoreboard until two minutes were left on the clock. After a short corner, the Rams managed to find their winning goal and secure a spot in the final.
On the other semi-final, the BC Lions had a great challenge against Ontario Central. After the first half, there was a crazy 3-hour delay because of the weather.
The girls came back and played the second half late in the afternoon and fought to the end. However, Ontario Central managed to score in the 3rd quarter and won by 1-0. It was a tough day, but the Lions were remarkably resilient and never gave up!
The U15 Nationals will wrap up this Sunday, with all gold medal and bronze medal games happening from 8:30 am onwards. The BC Lions girls will play Ontario West for the bronze at 10:15 am; the BC boys will face Quebec at noon; and the Rams girls will battle for the gold against Ontario Central.
To follow the live score of the Nationals and see the full standings, schedule and statistics, access fhc.altiusrt.com. For more detailed information on the event, visit the Field Hockey Canada National Championship Event Page.