The Summerland Dental Centre Bantam Jets have concluded their 2015-16 hockey season.
This team, coached by Steve Aitcheson, Gus Cave and Terry Rolston, won the South-Central division championship series against Kelowna #8 in two straight games, advancing to the OMAHA district championships.
Andrew Rolston allowed only one goal, as the Jets came out on top, 4-1 in the first game against Kelowna. Jason Scherban had two goals and an assist. Ty Sideroff and Lyndsy Acheson each had one goal. Rylan Campbell had an assist.
Summerland clinched the deal at home the next day, winning 2-0, with Ben Lewis earning the shutout.
Campbell and Kaeden Seiter each notched one goal. Connor Aitcheson and Scherban had one helper each.
At the district championships in Clearwater, the Jets faced some stiff competition from their first opponent, losing to Winfield, 6-5.
Kayden Cave had a goal. Scherban had two goals. Sideroff and Spencer Bitte each had a goal and an assist. Campbell, Seiter and Aitcheson had one helper each.
The Jets then blanked the hosting Clearwater team, 2-0. Sideroff notched both goals with an assist coming from Seiter. Lewis earned the shutout.
To advance to the final, in a must-win situation, the Jets prevailed over Merritt, 6-3. Scherban had four goals. Cave had a goal and an assist. Nick Bidwell contributed a goal. Sideroff, Reilly Noble, Acheson and Aitcheson each had an assist.
The Jets found themselves in a familiar high-stakes situation – the championship game of their third tournament. Winfield went on to win this one, 7-2.
Campbell scored both goals for the Jets.
Assists went to Seiter, Sideroff and Acheson.
The players, coaches, team officials and parents demonstrated respect, perseverance, commitment and sportsmanship.