Shawnigan’s Female Prep ice hockey team hosted their traditional “Seniors Night” on Saturday. Since their inaugural season four years ago, the team has held a special ceremony on the ice for all grade 12 players before the final evening home game of the season. During this year’s ceremony, the coaches honoured each of the four graduating athletes with a few words, and then presented them with a bouquet of flowers and a plaque. The speeches can be found below.
The girls played in two hard-fought games on Saturday night and Sunday morning, both against the visiting Okanagan Hockey Academy, and both of which ended in a one-point loss. “The girls played their best games of the year and though losing is difficult, they feel proud of how well they are playing right now,” said coach Mr. Coy. Although last weekend marked their final home games, the girls’ season is far from over – they still have three away games, followed by the playoffs, which will take place during our upcoming Spring Break.
Izzy O. Izzy has been a valuable member of the team for the past two years. She is very respected by all members of the team, and was a unanimous choice as Assistant Captain this year. She is currently fourth on the team in goals scored, is a tenacious penalty killer, and will be difficult to replace next year. Thanks for all of the laughs, and good luck, Izzy!
Laurel G. Laurel has been a top forward for this team for two years. Her speed is her best asset, but her fore-checking has created a lot of offense for this team. She is an Assistant Captain, is fourth on the team in points, and has committed to play next year at Trinity Western. Your quiet leadership will be missed. Good luck, Laurel.
Zosia A. Currently in her third year at Shawnigan, Zosia leads the team in points and is the Captain of the team. She leads by example, and is one of the most respected players in the team’s short history. Zosia works hard on all facets of her game and truly is an all-around hockey player. She is playing next year in Division 1, and we wish her all the best. Thanks for everything you have given to the program, Zosia.
Gracie M. Gracie is currently in her fourth year with the team. She was the youngest goalie in the league her first year, but was never intimidated. She was voted an Assistant Captain by her teammates, and has done a great job of taking the new players, particularly the goalies, under her wing. Gracie could always be counted on to work hard, lead by example, and compete in all situations. Next year will be the first time that a Shawnigan female team has started the year without Gracie. She will be greatly missed.
Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational boarding school on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The school is home to nationally-ranked academics, arts and athletics, with 100 per cent of graduates accepted to university.