McMath Wildcats are B.C. High School Hockey League’s Tier II provincial champions for the very first time.
The Wildcats capped an impressive season with a 6-3 victory over St. George’s last Thursday at Planet Ice in Coquitlam.
The Wildcats twice battled back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to take control of the game with four unanswered goals, including an empty netter to seal the championship. Brandon Lum led the charge with a hat trick.
The team also includes: Seth Wong-Hen, Samuel Kemp, Brandon Lum, Jordin Kojima, Brock Jung, Matt Dudicourt, Mitch Schroder, Seamus Collins, Michael Araki-Young, James Linden, Ben Hoath, Connor Sexsmith, Jared Yau, Ben Dickinson, James Sing, Kiyan Kara, Chris Gillies and goalies Max Abah and Colton Carpenter.
It was a memorable day for Wong-Hen as the Grade 12 forward raced away from the hockey’s team’s celebration to join his rugby teammates as McMath battled Collingwood for the New Zealand Shield in the Lower Mainland AA final at the historic Brockton Oval in Stanley Park.
Wong-Hen arrived in time for the second half and managed an early try as the No. 4 ranked Wildcats fell to the No. 2 ranked West Vancouver school.