Campbell River’s peewee B Ravens lacrosse team battled hard

Ravens settle for second

Arch-rivals from Peninsula down Campbell River peewee B lacrosse team in B.C. final

The Campbell River Ravens Peewee B lacrosse team had a fantastic weekend at the provincial championship in Richmond.

The tournament kicked off with a match against Delta. It was a game, but the Ravens lost 7-6, with all six Campbell River goals scored by Bryce Turko.

In game two, the Ravens dominated North Shore and won 11-1.

Game three was a nail-biter for Ravens fans, as Campbell River and Juan de Fuca remained deadlocked at 3-3 at the final buzzer.

Just 12 seconds into overtime, the Ravens scored to pull out a 4-3 victory.

In game four, the Ravens defeated Port Coquitlam 7-3. More importantly, the win secured a Ravens’ berth in the gold medal game.

However, in the championship game, the Ravens went down in defeat, 5-3, to another Island team, Peninsula, despite pulling the goalie late in the third to try and even up the score.

Still, the Ravens came home from provincials with the silver medal, and the honour of being one of the top two teams in the province.

Raven MVPs throughout the tournament included Quin Nelson, Kaleb Vivier, Aidan Probyn and Turko.

Three amazing call-ups from the C Divison Ravens also contributed to the effort. They were Gordan Ludvigson, Heydon Campbell and Noah Araki.

“The boys should be really happy with these games,” said Liz Billings, Ravens spokesperson. “They won all their games except for their last one. Peninsula has been our rival all season. It was a very close game with one point spread through most of it. And of course both teams came out with everything they had.”

The Ravens thank their coaches Cory Fisher, Dwayne Christensen, Steve Vivier and Eric Mainprize.