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Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Junior Bombers Field Hockey

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
September 25th, 2017

The L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers travelled to the South Okanagan over the weekend to get a taste of action on the High School Field Hockey season.

The squad, consisting of players from Grades 8-10, finished the Junior Field Hockey Festival in Oliver with a 3-4-1 record.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the squad with Team of the Week honours.

The team includes, Isabel Curston, Elissa Centrone, Emma Chirico, Zoe Baxter, Mae Gillespie, Ashleigh McLean, Ella Peloso, Skyla Short, Nicola Anderson, Rayne Fulgin, Marissa Price, Jessica McLeod, Ariel Fulgin, Sienna Morningstar and Coach Bruce Walgren. 

Great opportunity to face high school teams outside West Kootenay

The tournament format had teams playing six players on the pitch with games running 20-minutes halves.

“This is a great opportunity for the new and some experienced players to practice running and passing the ball on a less crowded field,” said coach Bruce Walgren.

“This was a marathon tournament for the Juniors as they played eight games in two days.”

LVR scored wins over Maple Ridge while suffering losses to Stanley Humphries of Castlegar and KLO and  Dr. Knox of Kelowna.

The Bombers tied J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail.

Goals scorers included Jessica MacLeod, Elissa Centrone with two, Zoe Baxter, Grade 8 Skyla Short from a penalty shot, Isabel Curston and Marisa Price. Johanna Brochhagen played well in goal for the Bombers.

“Noteable highlights from the tournament were the multi goal performances by Zoe Baxter, Elissa Centrone, Marissa Price and Jessica Mcleod,” said Walgren.

“Great defense by Isabel Curston, Emma Chirico, Ashleigh Mclean, Rayne Fulgin, and Nicola Anderson, very impressive mid field work by Ella Peloso, Sienna Morningstar, Ariel Fulgin and Skyla Short.

Next up for Bombers is a Senior Game on Monday against Stanley Humphries of Castlegar at the Pass Creek field.

Both Junior and Senior teams are in action on Tuesday against J. Lloyd Crowe.


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