While many students were relaxing over the midterm break, Shawnigan hockey teams earned strong results on behalf of the school.
On the turf in Duncan, the senior girls' field hockey team showed great form at the Island AA Championship. Playing undefeated throughout the weekend, the girls vanquished SMUS in the gold medal game to earn the Island Championship and the top seed heading into the Provincial AA Championship.
The girls depart Shawnigan on Tuesday afternoon for Vancouver, with play opening on Wednesday morning. This year's AA tournament is hosted by Crofton House School with play at Crofton, UBC, and the Trillium fields. For those wishing to attend or follow the action, full scheduling and tournament information is available at this link.
On the ice, Shawnigan's Midget Prep hockey team continued a stellar start to the season. The squad played three games in Vernon, defeating Pursuit of Excellence (5-1), Okanagan Hockey Academy Red (3-0), and Okanagan Hockey Academy White (6-1). Returning to home ice, the team hosted Yale Hockey Academy for a weekend series, winning 6-3 on Nov. 3 and 8-3 on Nov. 4.
Nearing the midway mark of the season, the Midget Prep team leads the division with an impressive 13-1-1 record.
Shawnigan's Midget Varsity team also ventured to the Okanagan at the beginning of the midterm break, scoring a pair of wins over Pursuit of Excellence.
As defending division champs, the Midget Varsity team has opened the 2018-19 season with 10 consecutive victories.
The school's Girls Prep team returned a little early from the break, travelling to a CSSHL showcase in Delta. Playing four games in three days, the girls earned five out of a possible eight points, after losses to Edge (5-2) and Northern Alberta (2-1 OT) and wins over St. Mary's (4-2) and Banff (4-0).
The results weren't as favourable for the Bantam Prep team, which played on home ice, falling to West Vancouver, Yale, POE, and Pacific Coast Academy (2).
With students returning to school on Monday, Athletic Director Tim Murdy announced Milena J. (senior field hockey) and Jojo T. (Midget Prep ice hockey) as Shawnigan's athletes of the week.