Brentwood hockey enjoyed immense success in 2017-18. The program had over 60 athletes across four teams which all enjoyed triumphs during the season. This year included many exciting moments such as the Senior Boys undefeated league season. The team was “relentless” in the words of the coaching staff as they defeated all opponents outside of league play as well, steamrolling power houses such as Kitsilano & Prince of Wales during our trips to Vancouver.
The Senior Boys also captured the Saville Cup for the first time since it started in 2015. The victory came over longtime rival St. George’s. Pushing on through until the end of February, all teams - one through four - played exceptionally, winning games & striking fear into the hearts of opponents. Finishing off the year at Ross Cup, the program answered the bell with class & hard work. The Seniors met a bittersweet end in the tournament’s final game, losing to St. George’s 2-1, but capturing the silver medal & a spot on Mr. Patel’s wall. Perhaps the most impressive achievement of the Ross Cup was the introduction of the Female division. The most intriguing of the girls’ teams was “Shawood” which was made of both Brentwood & Shawnigan students. This fusion earned 3rd, which is quite impressive for a group that had never played together before. Our two boys’ second teams were competitive at Ross Cup giving some of the tournament’s top teams trouble, all while playing in the coveted Senior division.
The success of the program is attributed to two things. First, the culture in the program created an intense but nurturing group. Second, the word “relentless” was used all year to describe our program & the attitude each player possessed, showing up blatantly in our play. These two things can be summed up into one phrase uttered by Illeri S, Whittall ‘18: “Coach, I will do whatever is best for this team.” The program has enjoyed a monumental year & would love to continue that success into the 2018-2019 season.
Luke H, Whittall ‘18