Chilliwack’s Kate Klassen is coming home with a bronze medal from the Canada Winter Games.
Klassen and Team B.C. beat Team Ontario 5-4 on Saturday to capture third place in the female hockey tournament.
All games were played at the Centrium in Red Deer.
Klassen’s crew went 3-0 in round-robin play with wins over Alberta (6-1), Ontario (5-1) and Nova Scotia (8-2).
Klassen collected two goals in the Nova Scotia whomping and produced one goal and two helpers in Team B.C.’s next game, a 7-1 quarter-final demolition of New Brunswick.
|Evans elementary school students watch Chilliwack’s Kate Klassen play in the Canada Winter Games female hockey tournament. Kate’s dad, Steve, is principal at the school. SUBMITTED PHOTO|
The good times came to an end in the semi-final round.
Team B.C. out-shot Alberta 27-20 and took the game to overtime tied 1-1 before a goal by Sarah Wozniewicz ended it, knocking Klassen and company out of gold medal contention.
While Alberta went on to beat Quebec 2-1 in the gold-medal match, Team B.C. got past Ontario 5-4, scoring three unanswered in the third period to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 win.
Klassen finished the tournament with three goals and five points in six games.