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Richmond Ravens female hockey team wins provincial championships

This is the second time the Ravens' female U15 A1 team has won the champion title.
Richmond Ravens U15 A1 female hockey team won the provincial championship title.

The Richmond Ravens U15 A1 female hockey team won gold and the title of provincial champion this season.

While the Ravens finished second in their pool, their win against Kelowna Central Zone Rockets in overtime, with a 1-0 victory, qualified them to compete in the provincial championship game in Castlegar.

Energy levels were high for the gold medal match against the Surrey Falcons, according to Anne Lau, co-manager of the Ravens U15 team.

The team was down early by one goal made by the Falcons, but they came back with four by Sera Akizuki, Zinnia Lin, Quinn Cyr and a second by Akizuki, which goals were assisted by Adelise Cyr, Dani Kay and Makenzie Lenahan.

There was solid defensive play by Nava David, Reese Sangha and Peyton Burns, Lila Broderick and Jesse Ridgewell, complemented by strong forechecking from Adrianna Jeske, Amaya Hernandez and Nadia Lundie held the Falcons to one additional power-play goal in the second period, explained Lau. 

Goalie Charley Hicks stopped a total of 20 shots to the net during the game.

The team won the gold medal and champion title with the third-period goal by Hana Nishi, assisted by Sangha.

The Richmond Ravens U15 team has won the championship twice, with their previous win during the 2014-2015 season.

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