Northern Sentinel Sports Diary

Who’s playing, where and when!

We’re spoiled for choice this weekend – the Demons playing two playoff games against the Steelheads and the River Kings, the Winterhawks Initiation Division Hockey Tournament and a whole lot of fun at the Rail Jam and Winterfest event at Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club.

The Demons

The Demons took on the in the playoffs on Friday night and won 6 – 4 after a tightly-contested game. The Demons were down initially and rebound in the last period, clawing their way back to a win, the last goal scored in the last three minutes of the last period!

The Demons now go on to play theTerrace River Kings tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the Tamitik Arena.

Regardless of the outcome of the playoffs, the Demons can give themselves a big pat on the back. At the end of last season, the Demons lost all 16 of their games in the regular season. They also lost both of their playoffs games last season.

A score of 8 points this season coming from 4 wins and 12 losses is a dramatic improvement and bodes well for the 2020/2021 season.

At the end of the regular season the Demons’ Tayden Fowler Mcnab was edged out of the top league scorer position by the Rampages’ Tyler Ostrom by one point. Mcnab ended the season with 25 points off 16 goals and 9 assists, and a PIM (Penalties in Minutes) score of just 8.

In Friday night’s game against the Steelheads, Mcnab scored a massive four goals, putting the Demons in serious contention for a good result in the playoffs.

The Winterhawks

The Initiation Division tournament will take place in Tamitik Arena on Saturday from 9:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m. in the Tamitik Arena. Teams from Hazelton and Terrace will travel to Kitimat to take part.

At 4:30 p.m. the Winterhawks U13 (PeeWee) Reps take on the Vanderhoof Bears, and again on Sunday at 9:00 a.m., both games in the Tamitik Arena.

Rail Jam

The snow has been piled high and extra runs put in at the Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club for the 2020 Rail Jam/Winterfest event on Saturday, February 8, starting at 11:00 a.m. with Winterfest activities until 1:00 p.m., and the ever-popular Rail Jam starting at 1:15 p.m.

The Winterfest will have outdoor booths to visit, snow doodling, tobogganing, snow activities, free curling, kids zone, door prizes and free food.

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Upcoming

The BIG one!

Don’t forget, Kitimat is hosting the BCHL Road Show on the weekend of February 14 to 16.

The Road Show, supported by LNG Canada, will feature defending Fred Page Cup champions Prince George Spruce Kings and their Mainland Division rivals the Langley Rivermen as they battle it out on the ice on Saturday, February 15 at 7 p.m, and again on Sunday, February 16, at 1 p.m.

On Friday, February 14, as part of the Road Show the BCHL, in conjunction with the Canucks Alumni, will also run a Youth Hockey Clinic for the community that will involve on-ice activities, as well as an autograph session with BCHL and Canucks Alumni players.

All proceeds from the sale of tickets to the games will be donated to local KidSport initiatives on behalf of the league and LNG Canada.

Free skate

Family Day free skate and swim on Monday, February 17. Skate from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Tamitik Arena and swim from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Sam Lindsay pool. Skate rentals available, helmets are mandatory.

Skating club

Snow Valley Skating Club has been given an opportunity to be a part of the Road Show and is reaching out to all families for an evening of support. The club needs approximately 30 adult volunteers to take on security (keeping aisles clear and exterior doors closed) and to assist with the selling and support of 50/50 activities. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. with the game starting at 7:00 p.m., ending at approximately 10:30 p.m. Volunteers will be required to arrive at the rink by 5:45 pm. If you are able to give us a few hours of your evening, please contact Danielle Luckey at danielle_g2@hotmail.com to sign up!

Kitimat Lacrosse

The season starts again in February with free tryouts for Grades 5 to 7 and K to 4.

From February 10 to March 9, tryouts will take place in the Kildala Elementary School gym on Monday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Grades 5 to 7.

From February 13 to March 12, Grades K to 4 will be able to try out for Kitimat Lacrosse every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., also in the Kildala Elementary School gym.

All participants must bring a helmet with a face mask, running shoes and shorts or breathable pants.

For more information email kitimatlaxclub@gmail.com.

Dance Kitimat

Kitimat’s dancers are putting on their second annual competitive showcase on February 29 at the Mount Elizabeth Theatre, starting at 7:00 p.m. The showcase is fun for the whole family and entry is by donation, with all proceeds going towards Dance Kitimat’s competitive dance team.

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* As always, our sporting codes rely on your support – bring the family and cheer our local teams on. Also, consider volunteering – everything from taking tickets at the door to helping out with security.

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