Photos: Sun Peaks Hockey League Finals

The Sun Peaks Hockey League wrapped up the 2015-16 season on Feb. 4 by crowning the novice and advance division champions. With only five weeks of action, it was the shortest season in league history, but it was also the most popular year. Pick up your copy of the next SPIN issue on Friday for more!

Novice Final

Is Your Motherwell 2 – Sticks ‘N Cyder 1

‘Is Your Motherwell’ (white) struck for two quick goals to upset the undefeated ‘Sticks ‘N Cyder’ (black) to claim the 2016 novice title.

Game on!
Game on!

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Big save!
Big save!

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A large crowd was on hand for the finals.
A large crowd was on hand for the finals.
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Celebrating their championship with their trademark penguin slide.
2016 novice division champions.
The 2016 novice division champions.

Advanced Final

Mid Ice Crisis 3 – Skateful Dead 2 (SO)

A back and forth game with controversial calls and one missed penalty shot for each team saw the advanced division final decided by a shootout. With snow falling to make poor ice conditions, ‘Mid Ice Crisis’ (white) scored twice in the shootout to edge ‘Skateful Dead’ (black) for the 2016 championship.

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Kicking out the right pad!
Kicking out the right pad!
Jake Barton loses control of the puck on a penalty shot.
Jake Barton loses control of the puck on a penalty shot.
A diving poke check to deny Ryan Bush on a penalty shot.
A diving poke check to deny Ryan Bush on a penalty shot.
Denied!
Denied!
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Off to a shootout.
With the championship on the line, he rings it off the post.
With the championship on the line, he rings it off the post.
The 2016 advanced division champions.
The 2016 advanced division champions.

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