Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Glacier Kings
The Kootenay Glacier Kings took the much tougher road, but it was all worth it after the local squad captured the BC Senior Games Men’s 55-plus Gold Medal Saturday in Kamloops.
Rod Guimont of Cranbrook scored twice, his second tally of the highlight reel variety, to pace the Kings past Zone 9 Masters from North Central 5-3.
The Glacier Kings, entering the final undefeated, trailed 3-1 in the game.
However, Norm Deverney of Nelson narrowed the margin to a single goal before Guimont tied the game and put the Kings ahead for good with a simply spectacular goal.
Mike Grace of Rossland added an insurance goal making a winner out of netminder Ron Cox of Rossland.
Castlegar’s Grant Apostoliuk scored the other goa for the West Kootenay/Boundary zone winner.
The Glacier Kings opened the tournament by blasting Kamloops 9-0. Cox pitched a shutout in goal for the Glacier Kings.
The Glacier Kings then edged Vancouver 4-3 before advancing to the final with a 5-0 victory over a chippy Prince George team.
Brent Mason of Nelson was in goal for both round robins wins.
The team, coached by former Nelson Senior Maple Leaf skipper Marsh Severyn, consisted of players from throughout the zone.
Mallard’s Source for sports wanted to add a little more to the celebration by selecting the Glacier Kings Team of the Week.
The squad includes, back row, L-R, Craig Pickerell (Nelson), Grant Apostoliuk (Castlegar), Mike Grace (Rossland), Dave DeLong (Castlegar), Norm Deverney(Nelson), Doug Thomson (Nelson), Don Soroke (Castlegar), Mike Ramsay (Rossland), Rod Guimont(Cranbrook) and coach Marsh Severyn.
Front, Kim Weberg (Nelson) Ron Dominici (Trail), Brent Mason (Nelson), Ron Cox (Rossland) Frank Curiston (Cranbrook/Nelson), Rob Wasilykiw(Trail), Pat Severyn and Terry Thomas (Trail).