14.1Along with 49 other U14 girls teams, our 403 Selects were in Edmonton this past weekend for the AVA Premier #1 tournament. The weekend proved to be a very successful one for the team as they bought home the silver metal.

The weekend started on Saturday with pool play, the 403 Selects were in Pool A along with Park Thunder, OVC Ice and FOG Phoenix. By the end of the day, 403 Selects had won all their matches and had come out first in their pool, guaranteeing them a Division A Playoff birth.

Sunday starting with a tight playoff match against Canuck Flame, which 403 Selects won. After the wake-up call, 403 Selects successfully handled Pandas Gambatte and then Canucks Spark to get into the gold medal match against FOG Hawks.

Starting off slow, 403 selects were not able to make up a 6 point deficit and lost the first set 19-25. The second match went to the wire but the FOG pulled off the win with a score of 24-26.

All in all, this first AVA proved to be a very successful one. The girls played very well and proved they had the drive and determination to among the best in the province. Thanks to all the parents and spectators for coming out and supporting the team, with logistics well in hand, it made is easier for the girls to concentrate on the games at hand.