Shawnigan's midget prep team celebrated the New Year with a feast of hockey.
Departing a few days after Christmas, the team journeyed to Toronto for a tournament featuring some of the top Prep teams in North America.
On the ice, Shawnigan earned a 1-2 record in the tournament's round robin, including a 3-2 win over New York's St. Francis High School, a well-played 4-3 loss against Ontario's Ridley College and a 5-1 loss to Connecticut's powerhouse Salisbury School. Shawnigan then wrapped up play with a comfortable victory over St. Francis in the playoff round.
Off the ice, the squad enjoyed a trip to Niagara Falls and took in two World Junior Championship matchups, including the New Year's Eve contest between Canada and the U.S.
"It was an awesome trip," says Shawnigan Head Coach Kevin Cooper. "The boys played really well. We all enjoyed some great meals and it was a great way to wrap up the holidays."
Meanwhile, Shawnigan's Bantam Prep team ventured to Burnaby for the annual Pat Quinn Classic.
The squad earned a 2-3 record at the event, highlighted by a 3-2 victory over a very strong L.A. Jr. Kings team.
After struggling early on in the season, coaches say the Bantam team is coming together as a group, and looking forward to continued success in 2017.
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.