Surrey resident Cassie Shokar is going to the B.C. Winter Games this month, but will be representing the Kootenays zone team in female hockey.
Mission is hosting the 2014 B.C. Winter Games, which run Feb. 20-23 at venues in Mission, Township of Langley, Pitt Meadows, Hemlock, and Whistler.
Shokar, 13, is a goaltender with the Cloverdale Colts Bantam rep team (Tier 2) and attended the Fraser Valley zone tryout camp in early January. While not successful in making the Fraser Valley team, she was asked to join a Kootenay group that was short a netminder.
Kootenay will play Fraser Valley in their second game of the tournament on Friday, Feb. 21.
Going for golds – again
Benjamin Mangabat of Surrey will be going for a second gold medal at the B.C. Winter Games.
The 15-year-old member of the North Surrey Skating Club won a gold medal in the Juvenile Men category at the 2012 B.C. Winter Games in Vernon.
After placing fifth at the B.C./Yukon Sectional Championships last November in Richmond, skating in the Pre-Novice Men category, Mangabat will compete in his second B.C. Winter Games in Mission.
Cloverdale resident Tyler Tardi will also be striving for a second consecutive gold medal.
Tardi, a student at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary, will skip the Fraser Valley under-16 male curling team in Mission, a group that also includes Joshua Derosiers of Aldergrove, Scott Kryski of Langley and Nicholas Umbach of Coquitlam.
Tyler and Umbach were part of the Fraser Valley team which won the gold medal in Vernon two years ago.
The B.C. Winter Games will have participants from across the province competing in 18 sports. For more information, visit bcgames.org