The under-16 Kootenay Whitecaps. Top row, L-R:Jordan Morello, Cadel Goertzen, Kieran Dehnel, Kaleb Scott, Matteo Chirico, Berend Platje, Braxton Chan, Tom Bryson, Sawyer McLagan. Bottom row: Callum Cutler, Ryder Skolka, Seth Drouin, Edan Sollid, Jacob Marshall, Milo Klein, Levi Taylor. Photo submitted

Kootenay Whitecaps post mixed showing in Portland

The trip was part of the club’s Caps to College program

Submitted

The Kootenay Whitecaps under 16 and under 18 boys teams travelled to Portland to play in the Portland Timbers Alliance Showcase event on Dec. 8 and 9.

In the U16 division, the boys had a fantastic weekend finishing second out of 16 teams and winning three games out of four, where they scored eight goals and conceded only three.

This is an incredible achievement for these younger players, who defeated some extremely tough sides over the course of the weekend, including beating state champions Portland Westside Timbers 2-0.

West and South Kootenay players involved were goalie Matteo Chirico, defenders Kieran Dehnel, Kaleb Scott, Levi Taylor, and Tom Bryson, midfielders Callum Cutler, Noah Pucci-Danielle, Ryder Skolka, Edan Sollid, and Jacob Marshall and strikers Milo Klein, Cadel Goertzen and Berend Platje.

Placed in a group pool with the Oregon and Idaho state champions, the U18 side acquitted themselves well but ended up on the wrong side of all four games.

Having a 0-4 record only tells half the story as all games were lost by just one goal and in two of the games happened with the last kick of the game.

Many players still did themselves no harm regarding recruitment for colleges and universities with several strong performances throughout the weekend. Being in such a tough group, the players can still be very happy with the performances they put in, but will look to improve in front of goal when attending the SX Collegiate Showcase in Vancouver next April.

The West and South Kootenay players in the U18 squad were: Hunter Lloyd, Nathaniel Riemer, Hayden King, Simon Larocque, Seamus Carlyle, Moss Caney, Nathan Masini, Noah Lunn, Jayden Bowcock, and Kai Dorner.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nelson’s police chief retiring

Chief Paul Burkart has given notice for the spring of 2021

Fresh local food for families goal of new West Kootenay EcoSociety program

Produce from three local organic farms will be delivered weekly to 54 low income families

LETTER: Park road only fit for a tank

From reader Sheila McCormack

B.C. records new COVID-19 death, 85 more cases; Horgan calls on celebrity help

This brings the total number of active confirmed cases to 531 across the province

Horvat scores 2 as Vancouver Canucks beat Blues 5-2 in NHL playoff opener

Game 2 in best-of-seven series goes Friday night

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

SFU to drop ‘Clan’ varsity team name

The ‘Clan’ name is shortened from ‘Clansmen,’ and was introduced roughly 55 years ago

New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition

B.C. to hire 500 more COVID-19 contact tracers ahead of fall

Contract tracers add an ‘extra layer’ in the fight against the novel coronavirus

Feds commit $305M in additional funds for Indigenous communities during COVID-19

Money can be used to battle food insecurity and support children and mental health

We were a bit tone deaf: Hobo Cannabis renamed Dutch Love after backlash

Hobo Cannabis has various locations in Vancouver, Kelowna and Ottawa

Most Read