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BC Summer Games Profile — Playing with Heart

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July 22nd, 2018

By Morgan McLeod, BC Summer Games

Kieran Dehnel of Nelson is back at the BC Summer Games host and he is raring to go.

The 2018 BC Summer Games were hosted this weekend in Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Dehnel was chosen as an alternate last year and did not get any playing time, but he did not let that get him down. After that Kieran came back better than ever and made the BC Summer Games, Kootenay Team this year and also the BC Soccer Premier League, which is BC’s highest level of youth soccer. 

“Kieran was excited to be chosen as an alternate as one of the youngest players on the team last Summers Game,” said father and Assistant Coach of the Kootenay Team, Kurt Dehnel. “He didn’t get any playing time but he didn’t let the lack of playing time discourage him.” 

Coach Dehnel went on to say, “The difference between boys who succeed and those boys that don’t, is whether they come with a good attitude and play with heart. I always tell the boys the main thing is that need to come to these Summer Games and play with heart.” 

The Kootenay squad includes players from Balfour, Nelson, Cranbrook, Castlegar, Trail and Kimberley.

Saturday morning at Sherman Field at McAdam’s Park, Zone 1 (Kootenays) definitely played with heart winning their first game Friday against the powerful Zone 5 (Vancouver-Coastal) team with a score of 1-0. The team lost 2-0 to Cariboo-Northeast Zone during the afternoon match.

The Kootenay Zone finished the competition in sixth spot.



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