The Mission Atom A1 Stars hockey squad are the 2015-2016 playoff champions. The team consists of forwards Kia Murphy

The Mission Atom A1 Stars hockey squad are the 2015-2016 playoff champions. The team consists of forwards Kia Murphy

Mission Atoms win provincial crown

Mission finished the tourney with a 2-1 record and had to wait for the final game to find out if they would be crowned champions.

  • Mar. 25, 2016 10:00 a.m.

The Mission Atom A1 Stars hockey squad are the 2015-2016 playoff champions.

After a hard-fought season – the squad finished in fourth, only three points out of first – the Stars faced Coquitlam in the first round best-of-three series. Colton Harrison and Kalan Vaderwick provided solid goaltending as Mission swept the series in two games.

The win put Mission into the final-four round-robin event to determine a champion.

Mission took on Abbotsford in the first game, defeating them 2-0. Sam Gerbrand scored first for Mission in the second period followed by Kia Murphy’s insurance goal.

Next up was Langley, who played a strong aggressive game, defeating Mission 5-1. Darian McKamey scored Mission’s lone goal.

Langley and Abbotsford were both defeated by North Delta, which was Mission’s final opponent.

The Stars came out strong, drawing first blood with a goal from defenceman Rylan Elson. Captain Daniel Schmidt buried another one a few minutes later to give Mission a 2-0 lead

With minutes left in the second period, North Delta scored to narrow the gap to 2-1, but Mission held on the rest of the game to win.

Mission finished the tourney with a 2-1 record and had to wait for the final game between Abbotsford and Langley to find out if they would be crowned champions.

Abbotsford and Langley finished in a 3-3 tie to secure the championship title for Mission.


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