Story by SteveErickson
Sportswave was fortunate to webcast the weekend semi-final and final championship games for the South Coast Women’s Hockey League that saw some impressive talent on display from the Hope and District Arena.
The league managed to bring on some quality sponsors for both final day which offered various services that showcased the community as well as some in the lower mainland.
The final games were held on Sunday starting at 10, with the final championship O/T game starting around 12:15 that was played to a capacity almost standing room crowd.
It’s fair to say that these players are not just regular players, but rather players that have talent that outshines some up and coming players wanting to reach the junior level of the game.
Sportswave was pleased to be a major part of the weekend’s games and thank everyone for their kind comments to those watching on-line from around the globe.
The following is the press release from the league on the final championship weekend for the South Coast Women’s Hockey League.
Thanks to all Sponsors for their support,
Hope Cascades and Canyons
Sandpiper Resort (Sponsor)
Kerfuffle Creations (Live Stream Sponsor)
Tourism Hope (Presenting Sponsor)
Silver Creek Campground (Semi-finals sponsor)
Grizzly Supplies (consolation sponsor)
Enjoy the read and thanks again!!!
Rebels top Fraser Valley to defend provincial banner.
Jess Sibley scored 12 minutes into the first overtime period, lifting the North Shore Rebels to a 2-1 victory over the Fraser Valley Jets in the final game of the Tourism Hope / SCWHL Championship Tournament in Hope B.C.
Sibley’s goal handed the Rebels their second consecutive SCWHL playoff championship, and another BC Hockey Senior AA banner.
The two teams played through 52 minutes of scoreless hockey after the first period ended in a 1-1 tie.
Lindsay DiPietro gave the Jets the lead, but Shannon Morris-Reade tied the game with two seconds remaining in the opening period.
Jets goalie Stacey Wilson and North Shore netminder Cassidy Hendricks were near-perfect over 72 minutes.
Wilson stopped 36 of 28 shots, while Hendricks stopped 22 of the 23 shots she faced, earning the SCWHL’s Playoff MVP award.
The Rebels, the SCWHL regular season champions, won three games and tied one at the playoff tournament, staged at the Hope and District Arena.
They were 1-0-1 to finish first in Pool A, then defeated the Meadow Ridge Moose 4-2 in Saturday night’s semi-final game.
Sibley, who played four years at Syracuse (Orange) University in New York, led the SCWHL tournament in scoring with four goals and three assists for seven points in four games played.
The Jets were the fourth-seed in the tournament, and began and finished with one-goal losses to North Shore.
After a 3-2 loss to the Rebels in quarterfinal round robin play Friday night, Fraser Valley got through the quarterfinal with a 6-0 win over the South Fraser TNT Saturday morning then edged the Richmond Devils 3-2 in their semi-final game.
DiPietro (four goals) and Melanie Jue (two goals) each had six points to lead the Jets, placing behind only Sibley in the tournament scoring race.
For the second consecutive season, the Richmond Devils went into the playoff tournament as the six-seed, then earned a medal.
After winning a silver medal last season, the Devils won the bronze in 2023, defeating the Meadow Ridge Moose 2-1.
Laura Horwood scored a goal and assist to lead Richmond, and finished fourth in the tournament scoring race with three goals and five points in four games.
Six teams competed over three days, the North Shore Rebels won their second consecutive BC Senior AA Female championship.
Team photos, taken after the tournament, are attached, Action pic from final game is Jackie Lang (White, Jets) and Nicole Charlton (Dark, Rebels)
League Leaders Stats:,
South Coast Women’s Hockey League www.southcoastwomenshockey.ca Tournament schedule.
Stats are available online at www.southcoastwomenshockey.ca/