Happy Homecoming for Terrace Midget Reps After Winning BC Championship

John Crawford -- reported by Frank Landry

It was smiles and hugs all around, as the Terrace Midget Kermodes returned home from Cranbrook Friday, with their newly-won gold medals hanging around their necks.

The Kermodes won the Provincial Tier-Three Midget Hockey Championship last week, and on Friday, they received a hero's welcome from friends and family who gathered at the Terrace Arena as the team bus completed its long journey.


Coach Dave Jephson says winning the provincial championship was the perfect ending to a terrific season.

"We went to three different tournaments, we won gold in those tournaments, we played lots of games, they worked really hard, they came together, coach Josh worked hard with them all year and they did a phenominal job in Cranbrook, we went through the series, we met Mission again for the third time in the Finals and we beat them 4-2, the boys played awesome, and that gave us another gold medal for Terrace," said Jephson.


Jephson says the guys worked hard for the victory.  

But he also said the team had a lot of support -- especially from the parents.   

"All the parents came together, obviously it's a long drive down there but the parents make all the difference, they're the ones that have to pay, and fundraise, we had food rooms set up -- it was great to have everybody there supporting the kids and the success obviously is coming home with the gold medal!"

Jephson says this year's team included 10 third-year players, who will graduating out of the program -- so next season is going to be pretty challenging trying to replace them.

[PHOTO:   Terrace Midgets visit Columbia Ice Fields, on their way home from BC Championship Tournament in Cranbrook -- provided by Terrace Minor Hockey Association/Facebook]  

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