The Barriere Bruins hosted the 2017 U14 Boys Provincial Championships this past weekend in Barriere.
Seven teams from across the Province participated. Teams traveled from Surrey, Merritt, 100 Mile House, Prince George, Smithers and Terrace. After a four game round robin the seven teams were split into two pools – Gold and Silver. The Silver pool competed in a single knockout playoff and the Gold pool competed in a double knockout playoff.
Final Results: Silver Pool: 1st Smithers, 2nd Prince George, 3rd Merritt. Gold Pool: 1st Barriere, 2nd Terrace, 3rd 100 Mile House
The tournament was very successful for Barriere Minor Ball outside of the final results. The feedback from the players, coaches and parents has been overwhelmingly positive. The ball parks were in fabulous condition and the people of Barriere made a great impression on our visitors.
A big thanks to all the volunteer who helped this weekend. The concession volunteers were unbelievable, thank you Marion Wallace, Carmen Ross, Terry and Fiona Clare, Bev and Madison Dewitt, Denise Wright, Crystal Clough, and Tina Quigley. Glen Stanley was awesome giving his time over the weekend. Thank you Glen. The fields were kept in great condition thanks to Clay Hartman, Kevin Clough, DJ, Steve Reiner,and Wally Luizon. Thank you all.
The biggest thanks of all goes to Eddie Celesta. Thank you for being part of opening ceremony and throwing out the tournament’s first pitch. The memory of you throwing to your grandson, James, linking the past and future of Barriere fastball is one of the best moments from the weekend.