October 13, 2014 – By Israel Fehr
The Vancouver Thunderbirds have won gold at the Surrey Atom A1 Thanksgiving tournament, beating Semiahmoo 5-2 in the final on Monday afternoon.
The T-Birds waxed Chilliwack 5-1 in the semifinal on Monday morning while Semiahmoo earned their spot in the final after a 4-3 double-OT win over Cloverdale.
NSWC, the tournament favourites, were knocked out by Chilliwack in the quarterfinals after losing 1-0 on Sunday. The Winterhawks had finished first in the round robin, going 3-0-0, outscoring opponents 17-5.
The Hawks downed the T-Birds 2-1 in the round robin but that was the only glitch on their run to the gold.
Here’s how the tourney went:
|Abbotsford Atom Tourney Results|
|Abbotsford A1||4||NSWC A1||8|
|Chilliwack A1||2||Van Tbirds||6|
|Cloverdale A1||5||Coquitlam A1||1|
|North Delta||7||VRC A1||2|
|Semi A1||2||Richmond A1||5|
|Semi A1||4||Coquitlam A1||1|
|Chilliwack A1||0||NSWC A1||7|
|Richmond A1||6||VRC A1||2|
|Van Tbirds||4||Cloverdale A1||0|
|Abbotsford A1||2||Semi A1||9|
|Chilliwack A1||5||Richmond A1||4|
|Cloverdale A1||6||North Delta||2|
|VRC A1||1||Coquitlam A1||7|
|Van Tbirds||1||NSWC A1||2|
|NSWC A1||0||Chilliwack A1||1|
|Van Tbirds A1||3||North Delta||1|
|Cloverdale A1||7||Coquitlam A1||3|
|Semi A1||6||Richmond A1||1|
|Abbotsford A1||3||VRC A1||0|
|Van Tbirds||5||Chilliwack A1||1|
|Semi A1||4||Cloverdale||3 -2OT|
|Gold Medal Game|
|Van Tbirds||5||Semi A1||2|