Team J Loose took home the winning title at KPU’s 2nd annual Road Hockey Tournament on March 22, 2013
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March 27, 2013
KPU’s 2nd annual Road Hockey Tournament a big success!
(Metro Vancouver, BC) – Fourteen Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Road Hockey teams played through snow, hail, rain, and finally some sun on March 22, 2013, during the 2nd annual KPU 4 on 4 Road Hockey Tournament. With more than double the participants than the previous year, the ball dropped on the parking lot at Surrey campus transforming it into a makeshift hockey rink. Team J Loose took home the winning title for the first time in tournament history.
From the first two rounds, the top eight teams were picked to playoff in a single elimination knockout. The eight teams were seeded and faced off to make up the final four teams: The Mamba’s, Roc Nation, Immybears and J Loose. Prior to the semi-final matches, a highly competitive fastest shot competition saw Joshua Elford (team Beavers) standing alone at the end after shooting a shot that caught speed of 95 MPH.
In the two semi-final matches, J Loose beat The Mamba’s with a score of 3-0 and Immybears beat Roc Nation in a tightly matched game with a final score of 4-3. The finals were set between J Loose and Immybears, and after a day full of the elements, the sun was finally shining. J Loose was the first team to get on the scoreboard and took off to an early lead of 2-0. Immybears fought back late in the game to tie it up at 2-2. With two minutes left in the match, J Loose closed the game with an exciting score of 3-2! Team J Loose members are Daljit Saggu, Gagan Dhillon, Bikram Dhillon, Jason Sidhu and Raj Mahal.
“We’re really excited to have teams return to the tournament for its second year and hope to continue to build on this annual tradition,” said Emily Wright, tournament coordinator. “Looks like KPU Road Hockey is here to stay!”
The KPU 4 on 4 Road Hockey Tournament is a joint venture between KPU Recreation and the KSA Intramurals program. This is the second tournament to be held at the Surrey Campus and due to its popularity, look out for a future fall tournament. KPU thanks all teams who participated to make this tournament a success!
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.
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