The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team finished third at the Keg Cup spring tournament in Victoria on the weekend.
The Cascades dropped Saturday’s opener 3-1 to the host Victoria Vikes, with all the goals coming in the second half. UVic opened the scoring in the 50th minute, and UFV’s Ryan Liddiard equalized three minutes later on a free kick, but the Vikes responded with two quick goals to punch their ticket to the final.
On Sunday, the Cascades knocked off local rival Trinity Western 1-0 to clinch third place, as Daniel Davidson’s strike in the 80th minute was the difference.
“I thought the team competed very well under the circumstances,” said UFV head coach Alan Errington. “The Keg Classic is a great tournament for us to play in and gives us a platform to build towards the new season ahead.”
UBC won the tourney, beating UVic 3-0 in the final.
MORRISON SIGNING AT HEAT GAME
Brendan Morrison will be signing autographs at the Abbotsford Heat’s April 4 home game vs. the Rockford IceHogs, as part of the team’s Legends of Hockey promotion.
Morrison played 934 NHL games for seven franchises, the bulk of which were spent with the Vancouver Canucks. The Pitt Meadows native was famously part of the Canucks’ high-scoring West Coast Express line with Markus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi.
CLUB HOOPS TIPPING OFF
The BC Bounce basketball club will be holding an open gym for players in Grade 7 and 8 who are interested in playing on a club team this spring/summer.
The free sessions are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday at Columbia Bible College. For more information, visit abbybbclub.com.