BADMINTON: Fraser Heights team wins another provincial title, ties tourney record

SURREY — A powerhouse Fraser Heights Firehawks badminton team brought gold home from Kamloops over the weekend.

In a 16-team tournament, the 16-member coed squad earned a provincial high school title for the second straight year.

In the best-of-11 final round of team play, the Firehawks downed St. George’s/Crofton House by a score of 8-3, capping an impressive 59-7 record for Fraser Heights in the three-day tourney.

The team’s win-loss record tied an all-time tournament record set in 1999 by H.J. Cambie.

“This could be the greatest single team performance in provincial badminton history,” coach David Dryden told the Now.

“This week capped off what I would label the ‘perfect season,’ going undefeated in league play, team tournaments, zone playoffs, and now the provincials,” Dryden added. “And with the majority of players graduating this year, it was an emotional win for everyone. This year and this team will never be forgotten.”

In badminton, it was the fifth medal for Fraser Heights in the past six years – bronze in 2010, gold in 2012, silver in 2013, gold in 2014 and gold in 2015.

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