Success is not just defined by league play but also includes association and community involvement.
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. Henry Ford
Surrey Bantam A3 win Gold in Portland
Atom SY3 Wins Gold in Seattle
Midget A3 Team
Atom SY5 win Silver in Parksville!
Atom SY5 win silver at the Oceanside Minor Hockey Tournament in Parksville which was held March 15-17th. They went 4-0 in round robin beating various teams:
Juan De Fuca 9-1
They had a 3-0 lead in the gold medal game against Ridge Meadows only to lose a tough, hard fought game with a final score of 6-4.
Atom A2 Wins Gold twice in the same season!
The Atom A2 team won the Gold Medal at an eight-team tournament in Winfield in early October. In December, the Atom A2 team won Gold again at the ten-team tournament in Salmon Arm. Our team took the Bronze medal at the Christmas tournament hosted by the A2 and A3 Atom teams. Most recently they were awarded the PCAHA Achievement Banner. We are very proud of the team’s achievements this past season. Well done Team!
Fraser Valley Midget C Scholarship Tournament
We would like to congratulate these boys and Coach Steve on winning the gold medal on Saturday, March 12th in the Fraser Valley Scholarship Tournament. They lost to the Fraser Valley North team 8-2 in the round robin portion but beat them 5-4 in the gold medal game. It’s something to very proud of as an association.
Congraluations to Midget A4 Thunder
We are proud to announce the SMHA Midget A4 Thunder will be going to Port Alberni for the Tier 4 Provincial finals! They will be playing against teams from Alberni Valley, Burns Lake, Prince Rupert, Windermere Valley and Coquitlam.
PCAHA Midget “A” Scholarship Tournament
Midget players Will Paarup and Sammy Raikadroka represented Surrey in the annual PCAHA Midget “A” Scholarship Tournament this year. Their team, the Fraser Valley Flames, lost a close battle 3-2 with the Fraser Valley Oilers in the tournament opener, but rebounded to beat the Greater Vancouver Canucks 4-1 in the second game. Down 6-2 early in the 3rd period of Game 3 to the Greater Vancouver Avalanche, the Flames rallied with 4 unanswered goals to send the game to overtime. The Flames completed the comeback with a goal early in the overtime session to send them to the final. Pitted against their Fraser Valley rivals and looking for revenge, the Flames trailed the Oilers for most of the game but tied it up with less than 2 minutes remaining, sending the Flames to their second consecutive overtime game. Destiny was achieved when the Flames scored 5 minutes into the 3rd overtime period, ending the epic battle by beating the Oilers 4-3 and claiming 1st place in the Scholarship Tournament. This is the second year in a row that a team represented of Surrey players has won this tournament.
Peewee A3 Thunder win Silver
The Surrey PEEWEE A3 Thunder capture silver at the 3rd Annual PEEWEE AA Thanksgiving Challenge in Everett Washington. Opening the tournament Surrey faced their rivals from North Vancouver and in a hard fought battle won a close game. The second game went much the same with Surrey controlling most of the play and shutting out the host Team Everett JR Silver-tips. In the last game of the seeding round Surrey faced their toughest challenge and beat the team from South Delta. Going into the semi final round with an unbeaten record Surrey faced off against Victoria, with two late goals and the victory Surrey was off to the finals. In the Gold medal game they faced the only other undefeated team from Cloverdale. In the end our kids came up short but walked away from a 12 team tournament with a hard earned Silver Medal and one nice trophy for the Surrey showcase.
Bantam A2 attend Remembrance Day Ceremony
Recently parents and players of the Bantam A2 team decided to accept social Responsibility as part of their Team Goals. Team manager, Valerie Fleming, commented, “Thinking about our community, and those that took a heavy responsibility, we decided to attend a Remembrance Ceremony. We specifically chose a ceremony that was designed for youth.”
On Nov 11, 2015, the team attended the Girl Guide Ceremony at the Newton Cenotaph. This is heavily attended by Girl Guide and Scout groups in the local area. The team’s attendance was noticed and appreciated. The team was welcomed and thanked for participating. Goalies, Jaskaran Sidhu and Quinn Fleming were selected by the coaching staff to lay the wrath on behalf of Bantam A2 and Surrey Minor Hockey Association.
Bantam SY1 and Midget SY1 Thunder assist the Surrey Christmas Bureau
The Bantam SY1 and Midget SY1 Thunder teams provided some community service work this past weekend at the Surrey Christmas Bureau assisting with the loading and unloading of shelving units and supplies. Good work boys!
The Surrey Christmas Bureau serves over 1200 families (2400 plus kids) to make the Christmas season as positive as possible for those families that are in need. The Christmas Bureau site will transform itself into a winter wonderland for families. Each family will register for a Christmas Hamper, grocery gift care and have an opportunity for their kids to pick out items for Christmas. If you want to learn more about the Christmas bureau the link to their web site is: https://christmasbureau.com/
Atom A1 Thunder
Midget A2 Thunder
During the weekend of December 27 through December 30, 2014, Surrey Midget A2 Thunder played in the Herb House Hockey Tournament in New Westminster and have won the Bronze Medal in the Tournament. They defeated North Vancouver A2 Storm, who are the top team in Flight 3, with a final score of 2-1.
Our boys worked extremely hard to finish with a medal. We are proud of them all!
Midget A3 Thunder
Midget A3 Get in the Christmas Spirit
Surrey Midget A3 Thunder team players and officials volunteered on Saturday, December 13, 2014 to assist the Surrey Christmas Bureau with sorting toys, making stockings, helping shoppers and other odd jobs. This was a great time to bond for our players, and a wonderful event to help our Surrey community.
We are so proud of our players!
From Left to Right: Nav Gill (A), Brennan Collins (C), Hayden Clare (A), Harman Mann (A), Allison (Sry Christmas Bureau Rep), Logan Sahota, Mattias Stroman, Zachary Everett, Manny Panesar, Jason Riar (A), Hamish Dring, Connor Almic, Karn Sidhu, Pierce Hartley, Josh Ursua and Derek Cao. Missing from the picture: Raj Bansi and Ryan Holdershaw
Cloverdale Midget A Tier 3 Memorial Tournament Champions
The Midget A3 participated in the Cloverdale Midget A Tier 3 Memorial Tournament, November 6th to 11th, 2014 held at Surrey Sports & Leisure Centre in Surrey, BC. They went undefeated during the tournament, winning against Cloverdale A3 (4-1), Vancouver A2 (4-4), Juan de Fuca A1 (4-2), Salmon Arm A3 (4-1), and North Van A3 (3-2) to put them into the finals against Aldergrove A2. The final game was exciting, going from end to end, keeping parents and fans on the edge of their seats, and finally, cheers were raised for the boys with 3 big goals in the last 3 minutes of play!
Congratulations to each and every one of these Champions for their hard work, amazing toughness, and fighting spirit!! Many thanks and appreciation from the parents to the dedication and leadership from the team coaches, Jason Ursua, Mike Collins and Russ Hartley!
Back Row, Left to Right: Pierce Hartley, Mike Collins (Asst Coach), Russ Hartley (Asst Coach), Josh Ursua, Derek Cao, Hamish Dring, Harman Mann (A), Karn Sidhu, Jason Riar (A), Logan Sahota, Brennan Collins (C), Connor Almic, Nav Gill (A), and Jason Ursua (Head Coach)
Front Row, Left to Right: Manny Panesar, Hayden Clare (A), Ryan Holdershaw, Zachary Everett, and Mattias Stroman
Salmon Arm T3 Tournament – 2nd Place
Our team participated in the Salmon Arm MHA Midget Tier 3 Tournament, October 3rd to 5th, 2014 in Sicamous, BC. Our triumphs over Salmon Arm A2 (1-0), Castlegar (2-1), and Vernon (5-2), put us into the finals against South Okanagan. Our boys put up a hard fought battle, however, ended with a respectable 2nd place finish (3-0). Congratulations to our players for their fighting spirit and keeping their chins up!!
Back Row, Left to Right: Josh Ursua, Mike Collins (Asst Coach), Hamish Dring, Raj Bansi, Harman Mann (A), Jason Riar (A), Connor Almic, Manny Panesar, Hayden Clare (A), Brennan Collins (C), Nav Gill (A), Mattias Stroman and Jason Ursua (Head Coach) Front Row, Left to Right: Derek Cao, Zachary Everett, Pierce Hartley, Ryan Holdershaw and Karn Sidhu
Missing: Logan Sahota
Midget A3 Go for Gold in Victoria
Congratulations to the Midget A3 for taking first place in the Victoria New Years Classic, which took place January 2-5. After battling several teams, team Thunder arrived to the finals against Port Alberni A1. With back and forth scoring, it was a definite nail biter until Captain Brennan Collins secured the win with 2 goals! With a final score of 5-3, Midget A3 had won the gold medal. What a hard fought battle with three major injuries to the team. Good job boys!
Midget SY5 Blackhawks
BlackhawksWin In-House Playoffs
After accumulating 6 points, the Blackhawks were in 3rd place in the round robin. They went on to win the semi-final and then capture the gold medal in the finals against the Midget SY8 Avalanche. Congrations for your hard work and perseverance!
Bantam A1 Thunder
Bantam A1 assist in Teddy Bear Toss
In December, the SFU Clan invited the Bantam A1 to participate in Teddy Bear Toss Night at Bill Copeland Sports Centre. The Clan were hosting Eastern Washington University as part of BCIHL.
Teddy Bear Toss Night supports both the Burnaby and Surrey Christmas Bureaus which provide low-income families with toys, stocking stuffers, and grocery cards each Christmas. Thanks for helping!
Peewee A2 Thunder
Peewee A2 Thunder Captures Bronze in Thanksgiving Alberni Valley Tourney
A fun weekend was had by all! The kids lost a very exciting hard fought battle to a strong Powell River team in the semi-final game. It was 2-2 with 7 minutes left but penalty trouble ended their run for gold. The kids dominated a stunned Peninsula team 8 – 1 in the bronze medal game. The round robin saw them winning 8-1 and 5-2 against the host Alberni Valley and Campbell River.
Their only loss came at the hands of the Peninsula team 6-2 in which penalties played a big part. Thanks to our team officials Deepe, Evneet, and Manpreet for the success and fun that all the kids had. And thanks to our manager Melissa who has done a fabulous job of getting this team organized so far this year.
P.s. And thanks to the Association for the new jerseys. We looked sharp.
Surrey Peewee A2 Thunder Captures Gold in Chilliwack
The Surrey Peewee A2 Thunder competed in the Chilliwack Christmas Tournament and came home with 1st place in the Silver Division. They finished with 2 wins and 1 loss in the round robin then won 3 straight games to capture gold. They battled hard against a very strong and favoured Aldergrove team and came away with a 4 – 1 win. The final saw then pitted against North Island that was the team they lost to in the round robin. Surrey held off a late charge to defeat them 4-3. Great job Surrey. Kudos to our goaltenders! Thanks to our coach’s Deepe Toor and Evneet Badesha as well as our manager Melissa Raycroft who all dedicate a lot of time and energy to the success and fun of our team.
Peewee SY3 Kings
Peewee SY3 Kings Capture Silver in the North Vancouver Tournament
The Peewee SY3 Kings had a strong showing in the tournament. They were undefeated in the round robin portion and they were ranked as the top team entering the final for 1st. In the final game, the Kings faced home association rival, the Peewee SY6 Bruins. Both teams battled hard with the Bruins winning a tightly fought game 2-1 over the Kings.
Congratulations to the Kings for all their hard work!
Peewee SY6 Bruins
Peewee SY6 Bruins Take 1st Place in the North Vancouver Tournament
The Peewee SY6 Bruins did extremely well in the tournament. After battling hard to make it to the gold medal round, the Bruins were up against the top team, the SY3 Kings. In an amazing game, the Bruins upset the Kings to skate away with the Gold medal!
Atom A1 Thunder
Atom A1 Thunder wins PCAHA Playoff Banner
Congratulations to Atom A1 Thunder for winning their PCAHA playoff banner. Thunder battled against Semiahmoo A3, Langley A3, Semiahmoo A2, and Langley A2. In the biggest game of the season, Thunder faced arch rival Langley A2, the top team in the flight. The game was back and forth. In the end, it was a tie. The kids worked as a team and tremendously hard to bring this banner home for Surrey MHA…Way to go Atom A1!
Atom A1 Thunder captures bronze in Coquitlam
Despite starting the tournament off with 0-1-1, Thunder went on to win the next two games seeding them 4th to face the number 1 ranked team in the round robin. They had a great battle against Kamloops A1 but were relegated to playing for the Bronze medal. The Bronze medal team we faced was our rivals from Semiahmoo A2. In this back and fourth battle, the Semi team took a late 3rd period lead, our kids dug down deep, tied the game and 50 seconds after the game tying goal, Thunder scored the game leading goal to grab a hard-fought bronze medal. Great work!
Atom A1 captures Silver in Thanksgiving Tournament
Surrey Atom A1 Thunder wins Silver at their Thanksgiving Day tournament. The Team was 5 and 0 going into the final game and had some tough competition from Langley, Burnaby Winter Club, and Victoria. Each of these 5 games were exciting to watch and our kids were able to find their opportunities and put the puck in the net. In the Gold medal game the kids fell short against Vancouver Atom A1 but took home a much earned Silver Medal. Great job!
Atom SY2 Thundercats
Thundercats take bronze at the Abbotsford C Spring Tournament
From March 14th-16th, the Surrey Atom C Thundercats played in the Abbotsford C Spring Tournament. With a record of 4-1, they took home a Bronze Medal. Congratulations Thundercats!
Thundercats are champions in the North Delta Atom C Tournament
March 19th-22nd, the Surrey Atom C Thundercats played in the North Delta Atom C Spring Tournament. It was an exciting tournament; they won the Quarter Final game in a Shoot-Out, the Semi-Final game was won with a Shut-Out, and with hard work and determination, held off North Delta to become the Tournament Champions with a 4-3 finish!
Congratulations to all of the players and coaches who worked so hard each and every game with amazing sportsmanship! Thank you to the awesome parents for their resounding support!
Way to go ThunderCats!!
Atom A1 Thunder
Atom A1 Thunder win RED FM most “likes” contest
RED FM sent the entire team to the 2014 Tim Horton’s Heritage Classic Game on March 2nd, 2014 at BC Place Stadium. Thank you to RED FM for the wonderful time!
Atom A1 Thunder win the playoff banner!
Congratulations to the Atom A1 Thunder for winning the FVW Flight 2 Playoff Banner. Team Thunder beat Langley A2 in the second round with 2 wins and a tie to advance to the Final Four, where they beat Semi A2, South Delta A1, and tied Port Moody A1, to clinch the banner. The Atom A1 Thunder was coached by Paul Rushton, Reg Shaughnessy, and Anthony Preston Jones.
Atom A2 Hurricanes
Atom A2 win Final Four Banner!
The Atom A2 Hurricanes battled hard in the series and came out with a 2-0-1 record and 13 GF and 7 GA. Not only, the Hurricanes had the lowest PIM. Great job team!
Atom SY1 Thunderstruck
Atom SY1 Thunderstruck take Gold in PoCo
The Atom SY1 Thunderstruck won Gold at the 28th Annual Poco Christmas Pirate Tournament (Dec 27-31). The final game against Poco C1 was a tough and grinding 1-0 in Thunderstruck’s favour. The boys outshot the Poco Thunder by a margin of over 20 shots in the 36 minute game.
The 14-team Atom C tournament was attended by teams from PoCo, Ridge Meadows, Burnaby, New West, Cloverdale, Coquitlam, and Surrey Associations.
Team Thunderstruck was undefeated in the tournament (5 games) and they received all their sportsmanship points in each game. In addition, our team had the highest goals for and the lowest goals against of all 14 teams in the tournament. Great job!
Atom Thunderhawks win their playoffs!
With a 3-0-2 record, 28 GF, 13 GA, and very low penalty minutes, the Thunderhawks battled hard in their group to claim the banner! Congratulations to the team.
Atom SY4 Thunderboyz
Atom SY4 Thunderboyz Grab League Banner
The Thunderboyz put on an impressive show this season! This talented bunch went 9-1-0 in league while amassing 41 goals for and only letting in 14 goals. Great job team!
Atom SY5 Thunderbolts
Atom Thunderbolts capture Silver at the 1st Annual Clash at Comcast in Everett, Washington!
The Thunderbolts completed the round robin portion 1-2 which seeded them 5th going into the playoff round. The Thunderbolts opened the quarterfinals with a 4-1 victory over Semiahmoo to set up a semifinal game with #1 ranked Everett Kodiaks.
The Thunderbolts prevailed against the Kodiaks 2-0 playing their 3rd game of the day to set up the final with Ridge Meadows. The Thunderbolts fell behind 3-0 early and battled back hard but came up a little short as they lost 3-2. But what a great game! Team Thunderbolts won the Silver medal and a trophy that will proudly be displayed in the Surrey Minor hockey trophy case. Congrats to the Thunderbolts!!
Atom SY7 Thunderbirds
Surrey Thunderbirds SY7 win Silver in Abbotsford Tournament!
The Surrey Thunderbirds started the tournament with a challenging game against Chilliwack which ended in a 2-2 tie. Game 2 and 3, both against Abbotsford teams, were shutouts which resulted in the team being tied for first place in their pool. The semi-final game went into shootout and the Thunderbirds took the win with a score of 7-6.
The final game was played against a strong Abbotsford team and the Thunderbirds worked hard but lost by a sliver in overtime with a score of 4-3. The tournament ended on a high note with the team taking home the silver medal in a tournament where they competed against 15 other talented teams.
Bantam SY4 Bruins
Bantam SY4 Bruins Had a Successful Season!
The Surrey Bantam Bruins had a great year and won the League Banner with a 8-1-1 record. The team also won the in-house playoff’s with a 3-0-1 record with a hard fought 3-2 win in the final.
During the year the team came 2nd in the Seattle Sno-King tournament with a 3-2 shoot-out lose to Coquitlam and came 3rd in the North Delta tournament with a 6-2 win in the Bronze medal game. On the year the Bruins ended up with a 29-9-6 record. Great year Bruins.
Bantam SY5 Kings
Bantam SY5 Kings Grab Silver at the Cloverdale Bantam “C” Tournament
Bantam SY5 Kings went undefeated into the final game and lost a hard fought game 4-3 against Burnaby to achieve the Silver Medal, at the Cloverdale tournament (Dec 27-29 ,2014). Congratulations to the team for their hard work and perseverance.
Bantam SY5 Kings Capture Gold in Frozen Rose Tournament!
After a successful season in both league and playoffs, the Kings went on to compete in the Frozen Rose Tournament in Portland, OR. The Kings went 5-0 and took home the Gold medal. Excellent work!
Midget A1 Thunder
Midget A1 gives back to Hockey 1 Penguins
The tenacious Midget A1 Thunder with their Santa hats and passion for hockey buddied up with the H1 Penguins over the Christmas season. The event was successful and fun for everyone!
The hockey buddy system aims to promote healthy physical activity through hockey, offers leadership and mentoring skills and creates fun tangible learning for the teams involved. The buddy system fosters camaraderie, good teammates, friends and families who cultivate positive relationships through hockey. Amidst the fun and learning through the hockey buddy system, the partnership promotes competent caring members of the community through the love of hockey.
Midget A1 Thunder kick back at a Vancouver Canucks game
On January 23, the Vancouver Canucks hosted the team and Paskall family & friends. After such dark times, this invitation was most welcome.
Thank you to the Canuck organization for the hospitality!
Midget A3 Lightning
Midget A3 Lightning – Winners of the Ridge Meadows Hometown Hero Spring Tournament!
The hockey season ended with a very confident Surrey Minor Midget A3 Lightning, losing very few games all year long.
The team was moved up in the flights to satisfy their craving to succeed at a higher level of play. The last tournament entered by Team Lightning for the 2013-2104 season was the Ridge Meadows Hometown Hero Spring Tournament.
The players pooled together and would not be defeated…as they chanted Fight! Fight! Fight!
Gold Winners of the Midget Tier 3 Tournament! Great job!
Midget A4 Storm
Midget A4 Storm gives back
The Surrey Storm Midget A4 wanted to give something back to their community, so donning their jerseys, and even a Santa hat, they arrived at the Surrey Christmas bureau on Saturday, Dec 14, to lend a helping hand.
They stuffed stockings, sorted hangers, moved boxes, but the best part they helped families “shop.” They held Santa sacks, and clipboards while walking up and down the aisles, while parents chose gifts for their kids. One of the boys summed up the day by saying, with a big smile on his face, “I feel good.”
Midget A4 Storm go to Provincials!
Clad in various shades of blue hair, the Midget A4 team made their way to provincials in Clearwater B.C. They were in tough with teams that were made mostly of 17 year olds, but every game they played hard. There were teams from Burns Lake, Chetwyn, Kelowna, Ridge Meadows and Clearwater.
They had one tie, came close in the second game, and yet they didn’t come home empty handed. They were awarded the “Fair play” trophy and when the representative from Hockey BC awarded it to the team, his words were that our association would be very proud of the way this team conducted themselves both on and off the ice. The team’s trophy and “Hard Hat” will be proudly displayed at North Surrey Rec Centre. The experience was invaluable to this young team taking them forward in their hockey years but mostly they made memories to last a life time.
Midget SY5 Penguins
Giving back to the community
Our Midget SY5 Penguins were spreading holiday cheer and goodwill by volunteering their time at the Surrey Christmes Bureau this month. Team members helped to load trucks, move shelving, and unload various goods.
K.C. Gilroy, Coordinator, Surrey Christmas Bureau spoke very highly of the team, “What a tribute to the community spirit of your team, how well they worked together, so polite and ready to help. We could not have done it without you!”
Congrats to the team officials and players for doing a great job of representing Surrey Minor Hockey Association!
Midget SY2 Blackhawks
Midget SY2 Blackhawks win league banner for the Yellow group
In the Yellow group, the Midget Blackhawks were a definite force. They had an impressive run of 7 wins, 2 losses, and 1 tie. Their low penalty minutes were also equally outstanding. Congratulations to the players and team officials for their hard work.
Midget SY6 Avalanche
Midget Avalanche take Playoff Banner!
Under Coach Jeff Billwiller, the Avalanche took the banner with 4 wins and 1 tie. The team amassed 26 GF and only 12 against! Fabulous performance by everyone.
Midget C Scholarship Tournament
Congratulations to Coach Jeff Billwiller for representing Surrey MHA as Head Coach for the Fraser Valley Flames. The following Midget players were chosen for the Flames: Cameron Gregoire, Hayden Billwiller, Mitchell Smart, Conor Raines, Joey Dhaliwal, Harley Primrose, and Rhyann Fairbrother.
The Flames ended up battling for 1st place with 2 OT periods but came 2nd with a 3-2 loss! What a great game!
Peewee A2 Hurricanes
Peewee A2 Hurricanes Take League Banner!
Congratulations to the Hurricanes for their impressive run in league play. After amassing a 12-5-3 record, the Hurricanes were awarded the league banner. Also, the team kept penalties low with a 6.90 game average. Great job!
Peewee SY4 Avalanche
Peewee SY4 Avalanche Sweep Playoffs!
The Avalanche came out ready to battle for the playoffs banner and skated away with a fabulous 5-0-0 record. Coaches Doug Currie, Neil Armstrong and Jeff Jimeno attribute the sweeping 5 game straight playoff wins to the teams hard work and dedication all year long. Great job team!
Peewee SY6 Leafs
Peewee SY6 Leafs take bronze in Christmas C Tournament
Congratulations to the players for battling hard and not giving up. In the bronze medal, the Leafs came away with a 10-6 victory!
Atom A1 Thunder
Atom A1 Thunder Score Gold in North Delta
The Atom A1 Thunder participated in the North Delta Atom / Peewee tournament over the Christmas break. The team went 3-1 going into the semi finals and then muscled out a 5-1 win over home town favorite North Delta to make it to the championship final.
The championship game featured Thunder vs. rival Port Moody. It was seesaw battle back and forth leaving everyone on the edge of their seats. With minutes left in overtime and on the power play, Jacob Willcott passed from behind Port Moody’s net beautifully to Holden Cardinal for a one timer and the game winning goal for a 5-4 win. Walker Erickson posted a hat trick and Jacob Willcott rounded out the scoring for our team. Thunder battled sickness, health and injury issues throughout the tournament but were able to pull together as a team. What an amazing effort by every player!!
Not only did Thunder win the championship, they also fared very well in the skills competition.
- Bryce Margetson – Fastest Skater
- Walker Erickson – 2nd place hardest shot 49 mp/h
- Braydon Clark / Keeton Oakley – 2nd place in the 2 on 2 drill
- Saahil Mann – stonewalled as many shooters as he could handle!
Special thanks to the coaches and parents!
Atom A2 Hurricanes
Atom A2 Hurricanes Take Home Silver
The Atom A2 Hurricanes battled hard in the Seattle Ice Breaker Tournament over Thanksgiving weekend. In the end, the Hurricanes took 2nd place. With 16 teams participating, that is a great achievement! What a great job for the guys.
Atom A2 Hurricanes Host AND Win 16-Team Fire on Ice Christmas Tournament
The Atom A2 Hurricanes hosted 16 teams for their 2012 Christmas Tournament held at the Newton Rec. Centre and SSLC. Teams from as far as Seattle and Portland were in attendance and it was the largest Surrey MHA single-team run tournament in the association’s history.
The Hurricanes were the Champions of the Fire Division, winning 5 games in a row. At the end of the 1st period, the Hurricanes were down 1-0 to the Burnaby A2 Bulldogs, but pulled out the victory for an 8-2 win. The Langley A3 Eagles were the champions of the Ice Division taking on the Seafair A3 team for a 7-2 victory.
The teams also raised money and food for the Surrey Food Bank, with the Burnaby Bulldogs winning the prize for bringing in the most food. The parents of the Atom A2 Hurricanes did an outstanding job in rebranding this tournament and delivering a memorable tourney for years to come. The Hurricanes would like to thank their Platinum Sponsors – RED 93.1 FM, Coast Surrey Guildford Hotel, Boston Pizza Newton and Canadian Tire Newton!
Atom A2 Hurricanes Take 1st Place in Coquitlam Atom A Pup Tournament
The Hurricanes recently competed in the 43rd Annual Coquitlam Atom A Pup Tournament and came away winners in their division.
After three clean wins in the round robin, they held off comebacks to win both the semi final and final. They beat North Vancouver A2 5-4 in the semi-final and then Burnaby A2 6-4 in the final. A job well done!
Atom A2 Hurricanes Clinches Atom A Tier 3 Playoff Banner
The Hurricanes competed in the Atom A Tier 3 Final Four where they beat Mission A1 4-3, tied Semi A3, and then beat South Delta A2 5-3. The Hurricanes had previously lost the League Champion banner to South Delta by only one point so to beat them and win the Playoff banner meant even more to this team.
Great season and great group of kids! The Hurricanes are proud to be part of Surrey MHA, and the Association is extremely proud of this team and all their hard work!
Atom SY1 Canucks
Atom Canucks Help Fill the Net
During our December Fill the Net campaign for the Surrey Food Bank, the Atom SY1 Canucks got in the holiday spirit and donated lots of food. This team’s generosity was inspiring.
Atom SY3 Leafs
Atom SY3 Leafs Go Undefeated in Ridge Meadows Tournament
The Leafs put on quite a show of determination and teamwork during the Ridge Meadows Night After Christmas Tournament. The team swept the round robin portion and then went on to beat the Cloverdale CD6 Bolts in the semi-finals.
In the championship game, the Leafs were up against a Fraser Valley rival, the Langley LY8 Raiders. This amazing group battled hard to post a 8-4 win over the Raiders and take the championship. Each player gave their heart and soul for this emotional win. Congratulations to the Leafs for their outstanding effort!
Atom SY4 Kings
Atom SY4 Kings Take Bronze at Seafair Ice Breaker tournament
The Atom SY4 KINGS finished 3rd in the A division of the Seafair Ice Breaker tournament over the Remembrance Day weekend. Led by MVPs Govind Sanghera #4, Zac Jeffares #14, Jayvin Naidu #13, and goaltender Wade Kirk # 1, the Kings had countless chances but couldn’t beat the Langley in their semi final game.
The best comment of the tournament came from team Captain Ryan Dhesa # 17, who said “”Well, we tried hard but they beat us.”
Head Coach Chris Moore wearing his Johnny Canuck beard and assistants, Scott Mellis and Anthony Sarai, all complemented their team after the game. Post game comments included singling out wingers Nathan Pinag #2, and Jayden Kooner #11 as the most exciting pair to watch during the tournament. “”Good things happen when those two are on the ice.”” said Coach Moore.
Atom SY5 Sharks
Atom SY5 Sharks Score Silver at the Atomic Ice Tournament in Nanaimo
The Sharks finished the round robin with a 2-1 record (emphasized by a 7-1 win in the final game) and finished first in their group, setting up a semi-final match up with the Nanaimo Wolves. Sharks prevailed 4-3 in a shootout for a final against the Nanaimo Blue Thunder.
In an exciting final game with both teams playing their 3rd game of the day, the Blue Thunder ended up winning 2-1 in a shootout relegating the Sharks to the Silver medal.
This was the first tournament of the season for the Sharks (and first out of town tournament for most of the kids). The coaches were proud of the effort put forth by the Sharks as they ended up playing 5 games in 2 days to win the Silver. Congratulations Sharks!!
Atom SY5 Sharks Capture Bronze in Richmond Tournament
The Sharks played in the RMHA Tournament from March 15-18th. The Atom division was comprised of 17 teams divided into 2 groups. The Sharks finished the round robin with a 3-1 record after defeating Richmond (5-1), Portland (3-0), Semiahmoo (7-3) and losing to a Richmond team (6-3). This placed the Sharks in 3rd, which meant they had to play 2nd place Vancouver Vipers in the crossover quarter-final match!
This was the most exciting game the Sharks played all year as they won 2-1 in overtime scoring with 55 seconds left in overtime. The win moved the Sharks into the semi-final where unfortunately came up on the losing end of a 2-1 game. The resulting loss meant a Bronze medal match against another team from Surrey, the Kings! A spirited affair resulted in the Sharks winning 4-2 and capturing the Bronze medal. Great job Sharks!!
Atom SY8 Flyers
Atom SY8 Flyers Take Bronze in Abbotsford Tournament!
The Atom SY8 Flyers participated in the Abbotsford House Tournament from January 3-6, 2013. The team went a perfect 4-0 through the round robin allowing only 2 goals against. The team finished the tournament with the bronze medal.
The team was led by goaltender Jaskaran Sidhu who was the team tournament MVP. Strong performances were delivered by Tysen Bussiere, Ethan Liu, Austin Ungurean, Zachary Needham, Gavin Samra, Cole Nimmo, Shaan Sidhu, and Avery D’Cruze. The balance of the team to be commended for their hard work and team effort were Sukhman Dhaliwal, Daniel Primeau, Harjot Sidhu, and Navrohit Sandhu. Also participating and helping in the total effort were affiliate players Aidan McFarlane and Hunter Reid from Hockey 4.
The team is to be commended for representing Surrey Minor with honour and respect for sportsmanship with 3 of 5 penalty free games. Congratulations to the Flyers!
Bantam A1 Thunder
Success for Bantam A1 Thunder at Burnaby Bantam AAA Christmas Tournament
Thunder was placed in the Smith Division of the Colbourne Conference in this competition. They placed first in their division with a record of 2 wins and 1 tie. During the crossover, Thunder beat the Richmond Blues 6-1 to advance to the preliminary rounds. On December 30th, they lost to the Okanagan Hockey Academy by only one goal! What a battle!
After the tournament, Thunder was awarded the Most Sportsmanlike Team. Also, Nicolas Tallorico received recognition as the Most Outstanding Goaltender and he was named to the 1st All Star Team! Congratulations to the Bantam A1 Thunder!
Bantam A3 Lightning
Bantam A3 Lightning Captures Bronze at VMHA 7th Annual Canuck Place Charity Tournament
In their first game of the tournament, Lightning suffered a loss to Burnaby A2. They came back and secured wins against the Seattle Snowkings, Langley A3, and Langley A4!
In the playoffs, Lightning faced the Coquitlam Chiefs. The final score was 2-1 for the Lightning! Congratulations to the Bantam A3 Lightning for their fantastic effort!
Bantam A3 Lightning Scores Silver at the Paul Brenner Memorial Bantam Tournament!
The Lightning started the tournament ready for a challenge, and came away with two wins the first day! They defeated Sunshine Coast A1 and Chilliwack A3.
The next day the team battled Kelowna A3 but came away with a loss. However, in the semi-finals Lightning beat out Sunshine Coast A1 to head for the finals! It was a hard fought game, but Kelowna beat them 3-1, so Lightning came home with silver. Well done boys!
Tenacious Bantam A3 Lightning Wins President Series!
After making it all the way to the third round of play-offs, the Bantam A3 was placed in a tough field for the President Series. With a balanced scoring attack, strong commitment to defensive play, and outstanding goaltending, the team was able to capture the Series. This ranks the team as 5th overall out of 20 Tier 3 teams this season! Way to go, Surrey!!!
Bantam SY1 Canucks
Recent Success for the Bantam SY1 Canucks
Congratulations to the Bantam SY1 Canucks for scoring Silver at the 2nd Annual North Vancouver MHA Thanksgiving Tournament. Great job to all the players and team officials!!
Bantam SY8 Flyers
Bantam SY8 Flyers Win Aldergrove Bantam Winter Tournament 2013
The Flyers put on an impressive show of determination and teamwork to lose only one game throughout the entire tournament! The team was able to avenge that loss by beating Aldergrove 10-2 in the semi-final.
The Flyers advanced to the finals against Fraser Valley rival, Mission. Final score was 4-2 for the Flyers! MVP in the final game was
defenseman Harry Boparai. Congratulations to the Flyers for all their hard work!
Bantam SY8 Flyers Bring Home Gold from Portland
The Bantam Flyers captured their second tournament crown of the season by winning the Frozen Rose tournament in Portland, Oregon!
This tournament was a bit of a different challenge for the boys as there was full body checking. The team posted a 5 – 0 record including beating hometown rival, Cloverdale, in the final 4 – 2. The Flyers went through the tournament allowing only 3 goals against. The body checking took its toll as the players had to battle through suspensions and a tournament ending injury to a key player. Final game MVP went to Terrin Kandola with 3 points including the game winning goal. Congratulations to the Flyers for this achievement!
Hockey 1 Canucks
H1 Canucks All Smiles at Their First Jamboree
Take a look at these future hockey superstars! Way to go Canucks. Glad you had lots of fun!
Hockey 3 SY3 Penguins
H3 Penguins Win All Star Grant from Best Buy
Congratulations to the Penguins for being selected!
Hockey 4 SY5 Capitals
Surrey H4 SY5 Capitals go undefeated in the North Delta Hockey 4 “”Super”” Tournament
The H4 Surrey Capitals participated in the North Delta Hockey 4 “”Super”” tournament during the Christmas break. The team went 4-0 with victories over the ND Bulldogs (6-4), Vancouver Wolfpack (7-5), ND Giants (8-3), and Burnaby Bulldogs (8-4).
The players continued their improvement from early in the season, seeing the benefits of passing the puck, utilizing all 5 players on the ice. The coaching staff was extremely pleased with the teams’ play and sportsmanship displayed at the tournament. The Capitals should be proud of how they represented Surrey at this tournament and hope to continue building on their successes for the remainder of the season.
Midget A1 Thunder
Midget A1 Thunder Sports Pink during October
With encouragement from team officials, all players donned pink laces and used pink tape to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the leading cause of cancer death in women.
Thank you to the team for bringing awareness to the disease. ”
Midget A1 Thunder in the Okanagan
Thunder traveled to Penticton from November 23rd to 25th for an exhibition game series against the Okanagan Hockey Academy and Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy.
The coaching staff of John Lazazzera, Lee Stone, and James Benz are working hard to expose the team to high calibre play to further develop their playing ability.
Boom Boom Thunder!!”
Midget A3 Lightning
Midget A3 Lightning Wins Presidents Series
After a long hard season, the Midget A3 team finally reached their full potential by winning the President Series Playoffs with a record of 7-2-1, beating out North Vancouver by 1 point.
In their final game against Cloverdale, the team pulled out all the stops to bring home the banner with a 9-0 victory. Congratulations Midget A3 for your amazing achievement! Coach Ron Star is so proud of you!
Midget SY2 Blackhawks
Midget SY2 Blackhawks Score Silver in Surrey Christmas Tournament
The Blackhawks did extremely well in the Christmas tournament. In the round robin, they had a record of 3 wins and only one loss to Abbotsford.
After advancing to the semi finals, the Blackhawks had to face the Midget SY7 Wild. The Blackhawks won that game to go to the championship game. What a game that was! In front of a packed house, with horns blaring and cowbells ringing, the Blackhawks battled until the very last minute against the North Delta Demons. The final score was 3-2 for the Demons. Congratulations to the Blackhawks for a well fought battle!!
Midget SY6 Avalanche
Midget SY 6 Avalanche Takes Silver
With a record of 4 wins in the VMHA 7th Annual Canuck Place Charity Tournament, the Midget SY6 Avalanche came 1st in their pool and advanced to play North Vancouver in the Semi-Finals. With a 4-2 victory, they advanced to the Finals against the Richmond Hitmen. Heading into the finals the team had scored 24 goals and had only 6 goals against! The finals were very close with Richmond taking the win 1-0 in a very intense game from start to finish.
Congratulations to all the boys and their coaches for never giving up and battling right up until the very last second!
Midget SY9 Predators
Midget SY9 Predators Bring Home Gold from Alberni Valley
From March 22-24, the Predators participated in the Alberni Valley Midget Recreational Tournament. In the round robin, they had a record of 3-1, which advanced them to the finals against the Alberni Valley Canucks. The Predators came out triumphant with 3 goals to their 1 goal. Congratulations to the players and team officials!
Peewee A1 Thunder
Peewee A1 Thunder Shows Impressive Run at Seafair Icebreaker ‘Rep’ Tournament
With Coach Pat Alexander at the helm, the team played hard and swept the round robin portion of the Pee Wee Tier 1 division. After winning the semi-final, the A1 Thunder lost a well-fought battle against Vernon in the finals. Nothing wrong with Silver!
Peewee A1 Thunder Takes Gold in Portland Turkey Tourney
The team feasted on goal after goal during the round robin portion of the tournament. During the crossover game, Thunder came up against the host team, the Winterhawks. Both teams battled hard but Thunder came out with the win to proceed to the finals.
In the finals, it was Thunder vs home town rival, North Delta A1. The gold medal game was a definite nail biter with a tie for most of the game. However, Thunder came out the winner with a 5-2 win. Both teams played exceptionally well. Congratulations!
PeeWee A1 Thunder Wins Platinum Division in Chilliwack PeeWee Jamboree
With battles against host Chilliwack, Seattle, North Vancouver, Cloverdale, Ridge Meadows, and Semiahmoo, Thunder accumulated 4 wins and 2 losses. Four days and six games later, Thunder advanced to the Platinum Division finals against hometown rival Semiahmoo. What an amazing game! Congratulations to the team for winning the Platinum Division! #boomboomthunder
In addition to the trophy, Team Captain Luka Burzan was selected for the Stanley Dickson Memorial Award for Most Inspirational Player in the A Division.
Thunder goaltenders, Carter Sasaki and Brendan Stonnell, were awarded the Robb Tallas Award for the Most Valuable Goalie.
Canucks for Kids Fund SuperSkills Competition
Surrey Minor Hockey Association had the honour of having one of their Pee Wee teams selected to participate in this year’s event on February 10, 2013.
The Pee Wee A1 Thunder was split into two squads, Team White and Team Blue, and participated on ice with the Vancouver Canucks. Team White was the eventual winner! It was a wonderful event for our team as well as for the Canucks for Kids Fund and the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund.
Thank you to the Canucks organization! Watch the video.
PeeWee A1 Thunder Win Presidents Series
In Series 11, Thunder battled against rivals Cloverdale, Ridge Meadows, and Langley to take the banner with a 3-0 record. Thunder kept all their sportsmanship points and had an impressive 14 goals for and only 4 goals against. Congratulations to the team for their hard work!
Peewee A2 Hurricanes
PeeWee A2 Hurricanes Win Consolation Round at Chilliwack PeeWee Jamboree
In their first game of the tournament, the Hurricanes celebrated a shut out against Coquitlam for goalie Brendan Heieis. Subsequently, they suffered three losses but rebounded to win 5-1 against Coquitlam to advance to the Consolation round.
In their sixth game of a four-day tournament, the Hurricanes were up against the North Shore Winter Club. The Hurricanes gave everything they had and dominated the game. Final score was 5-2 for the Hurricanes and they were ranked 5th out of 8 teams! Congratulations!
PeeWee A2 Hurricanes Bring Home Gold from Bremerton, WA
The Hurricanes played in the Battle for the Sound tournament in Bremerton, Wa January 4-6, 2013. The team went undefeated and returned home to Canada with GOLD!
The final game was the most exciting as it was 1-2 until about 2 minutes left in the 3rd period. At that point Kenny Blackman sailed in and tied up the game. It was now sudden death overtime! At about the three minute mark, affiliate player, Walker Erickson, scored a beautiful goal to win the game. The team came home with the happiest group of boys ever! Congratulations to the Hurricanes!
Pee Wee A2 Hurricanes Bring Home Presidents Series Banner
The Hurricanes won 6 out of 7 playoff games and lost only the first game they played in the series. They had a total of 7 out of 7 sportsmanship points as well. They finished with 19 out of a possible 21 points! The Hurricanes also finished with low penalty minutes.
Overall, this was a very hard fought battle for the team to win 6 games straight. With kids sick, in hospital, on vacation etc., they were always playing with a short bench. The team showed great dedication and sportsmanship thought out this series. We are all very proud of this accomplishment. Congratulations to the Hurricanes!!
Peewee SY1 Canucks
PeeWee SY1 Canucks Take the Playoff Banner for the White Group
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses, an amazing 46 goals for, and only 9 goals against, the Canucks won the banner on home ice by defeating rival North Delta with a score of 6-2! What an outstanding performance by this team!
Peewee SY3 Leafs
PeeWee SY3 Leafs Score Silver and Gold in December
What a great month for the Leafs! In the Abbotsford tournament, the team went undefeated and advanced to the finals. In that game, they faced Valley rival, Langley C3. The Leafs battled hard but ultimately took home Silver medals. With a pool of 16 teams, Silver is a great achievement.
In the Surrey MHA Christmas Tournament, the Leafs went 3-1 to advance yet again to the finals to face the Surrey Bruins. Both teams played a great game but the Leafs came out the winners and took home Gold medals and the Pee Wee Championship trophy.
To get to the finals in both tournaments and capture Silver and Gold is a great accomplishment. The Leafs coaching staff is proud of their players, who played through adversity and exemplified teamwork on and off the ice. This team represented SMHA proudly.
PeeWee SY3 Leafs went updefeated in the PDMHA 2013 Peewee House Tournament, February 8-10, 2013
The Leafs record was 3 wins, and 1 tie. From a pool of 8 Pee Wee teams, Leafs came in 3rd place! The Leafs tied their rivals, the Langley Rebels, in their pool of 4 teams, with 5 points.
Because the tie-breaker was determined by “Goals for, Goals against, divided by Goals for”, the Leafs were unable to play in the Gold medal game. In their pool, the Leafs came up with 75%, and the Langley Rebels ended up with 77.8%, a difference of only 2.8%!
Although the Leafs were unable to play in the Gold medal game, they faced another Langley team, the Ice Dawgs, for 3rd & 4th place. The Leafs captured 3rd place!
The stats for the tournament were 18 goals, 3 against, in 4 games. They also had two shut-outs in their first and last games. Congratulations!
The parents, including the coaching staff, are very proud of the Leafs, who once again represented Surrey well. There were only two teams in the tournament to go undefeated, the Leafs and the Gold medal winners. Coach Rene Maxwell truly believes that the Surrey Leafs are champions on and off the ice. Go Leafs Go!
Coach Rene said “Our team has the best team parents who cheered loudly & enthusiastically with their blue & white pompoms, and noise makers. The kids loved it!”
The team officials shared this heartwarming story that happened during the final game with the Ice Dawgz:
It was the 3rd period, the score was 6-O for the Leafs. While the game officials were dealing with an issue with the time clock, they left the puck at the face-off dot.
Ten kids were left looking at the puck, waiting for the game to resume.
One of the Leafs took the puck and passed it to another Leaf who passed it to an Ice Dawgz. This continued for a few minutes, it was 10 kids having a game of pass, with smiles on their faces.
Both sides of parents noticed this friendly interaction on the ice, and started to applaud and cheer on the kids. It brought a smile to everyone’s faces, tears to some.
It was one of those moments which reminded everyone what hockey is truly about. Kids, pucks, and hockey sticks, and a little bit of ice equals magic 🙂
For Coach Rene, this was the moment of the tournament which he’ll never forget for the rest of his life.
Peewee SY5 Sharks
Peewee SY5 Sharks Take the Banner for the Red Group
The Sharks took a bite out of Fraser Valley rival, Cloverdale C1, this past weekend. Winning that game with a score of 7-1 gave the Sharks a fabulous record of 5 wins and 0 losses! With 22 goals for and 10 goals against, the Sharks showed both offensive and defensive power. Another amazing performance by a Surrey MHA team.
Peewee SY8 Flyers
PeeWee SY8 Flyers take Silver, Not Once but Twice, in December
With a record of 2 wins and 1 loss in Pool B of the VMHA 7th Annual Canuck Place Charity Tournament, the Flyers took 1st place and advanced to the semis to play against Burnaby. The team again took that game with a 5-1 win. In the finals, the Flyers went up against the Vancouver Spirit and took a 4-2 loss to capture Silver. In the Pee Wee C division, there were 12 teams so taking 2nd place is a great achievement!
Earlier in the month, the Flyers took Silver at the Hope and District MHA PeeWee C Tournament. In the final game against Langley, the Flyers pulled their goalie to tie the game with a mere 27 seconds remaining in the third period. With 3 seconds on the clock, Langley came back and scored the winning goal. A heartbreaker for sure but a well fought game and something to be proud of. Congratulations to the Flyers for all their hard work and perseverance!
AT SY1 Canucks
3rd Mitchell Demostom Tournament Cloverdale
2nd North Delta Spring Classic
1st PCAHA League (yellow)
3rd PCAHA Play-offs
1st Surrey Teams in Points PCAHA
1st Surrey In-House Play-offs
AT SY3 Leafs
2nd place Hope Tournament October
2nd place Ridgemeadows December
2nd place New West Bobby Love Tournament March
2nd place In house C play offs
The kids came together as a team and we couldn’t have asked for a better effort
AT SY6 Avalanche
Placed 3rd in the Abbotsford pre Christmas Tournament and 4th in the Surrey Christmas Tournament
AT SY7 Bruins
Placed 3rd in Surrey MHA Christmas Tournament
Won PCAHA playoff banner
BT A1 Thunder
Won PCAHA Tier 2 Banner
Won PCAHA Presidents Series Banner
Final season record: 29-20-5
BT SY6 Sharks
Tied for 2nd in the PCAHA playoff banner
BT SY8 Flyers
Finished 4th in Frozen Rose tournament in Portland, OR.
We won Surrey MHA’s in-house playoffs to become the Bantam Champions
JV A1 Thunder
PCAHA Juvenile flight 1 league Champions
PCAHA Juvenile Gold Playoff Champions
3rd in the Province – Juvenile
MT SY1 Predators
Won the Cloverdale Tournament Nov 10-13 there were 20 teams
Placed 3rd in the Surrey Minor Hockey Christmas tourney Dec 28-30
Placed 2nd in the Chilliwack tourney Feb 3-5
Finished 2nd in our group during league play
Finished 2nd in our playoff group
MT SY5 Penguins
Won the Hope tournament in January
PW A1 Thunder
Won Gold Seafair Thanksgiving Tournament
Won Gold Portland Turkey Tournament
Finished 4th in Tier 1 – highest by any PeeweeA1 team in over 7 years
Finished 3rd in Phoenix Tournament
Won Presidents Series banner at year end
PW A2 Hurricanes
We were PCAHA League winners Tier 4.
PW A3 Lightning
Won PCAHA banner for the Presidents Series
Won the Gold Medal in the 2012 Richmond Peewee Rep Spring Classic, defeating A2 teams from Vancouver Island and Richmond
PW SY1 Canucks
1) Won Gold in Lake Cowichan Valley Tournament at beginning of December 2011
2) PCAHA League Banner Winner
3) Won Gold in Sno-King (Seattle) Tournament end of March 2012
4) Surrey PeeWee In House Playoff Champions
PW SY2 Bruins
Strong showing in Coquitlam Christmas Tournament, losing in Semi-finals. Finished 2nd overall at Tournament in Gibsons/Sechelt.
PW SY3 Wild
Finished 2nd place in Vernon tournament in November
Won Abbotsford tournament in December
Placed 2nd out of 14 teams in round robin at Cloverdale tourn over Christmas
Placed 2nd in PCAHA league play, lost banner by 2 pts
WON THE PCAHA PLAYOFF BANNER, we scored the most goals and had the least against of all the teams
Our overall record this year for all games played is 30-6-3
PW SY4 Avalanche
Won a banner for the PCAHA play-offs