The Heritage Woods Kodiaks field hockey team went into last week’s provincials looking to improve on the 13th place standing they achieved last year.
They did just that.
A 3-2 shootout win over Churchill secondary last Friday put the Port Moody school in seventh place. It was also a nice balm after the Kodiaks suffered three straight losses to top squads following a pair of wins on the tournament’s opening day.
Heritage Woods defeated McMath 3-1, and Panorama Ridge 2-0 to reach the championship draw of the 16 team tournament. But losses on the second day to the Kelowna Owls, who ended up fourth overall, and Handsworth, the eventual provincial champions, set up their showdown with Churchill.
Centennial finished 12th after a 2-1 loss to Sullivan in their placement game, while Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils defeated Panorama Ridge 4-0 in their final match to finish in 13th.