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Kootenay Ice Agers Strike Gold at 55+ BC Games

The Kootenay Ice Agers captured gold at the 2019 55+ BC Games in Kelowna, winning the Women’s Hockey Championship and avenging last year’s loss in the final.

Dominant from beginning to end, the Kootenay Ice Agers were perfect 4-0 through round-robin action, clinching a berth in the Championship Final against the Sharpshooters from the Lower Mainland.

En route to the Championship Final, the Ice Agers defeated the Tsunami Storm 3-1 from Vancouver Island North, shutout the Boomer Babes 6-0 from Vancouver Island South and edged the Goal Diggers 4-1 from Kootenay Boundary. In their final round-robin contest, the local team crushed the Silver Sistas 6-1, again representing Vancouver Island North.

As a result, the Ice Agers went toe-to-toe with the Sharpshooters on Saturday, September 14th in the gold medal game. Last year, the Lower Mainland team won 2-1 to take the inaugural Women’s Hockey Championship away from the East Kootenay club.

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Earning redemption, the game remained scoreless until the closing minutes when Sandy Hughes would net the game’s only goal and give the Ice Agers the 1-0 victory. Jean Terpsma was lights out in goal, earning the shutout.

Throughout the entire 55+ BC Games in Kelowna, the Ice Agers outscored their opponents 20-3 in their five games.

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