Monday, October 30, 2017

Rainmaker's advance to Provincials with soccer win in Kitimat

Champs Again! For the second year in a row, the Charles Hays Rainmakers
are Provincials bound, following weekend Zones play in Kitimat

(photo courtesy CHSS Twitter feed)

For the second year in a row, the Charles Hays Rainmakers hold the title of Northwest Zones Boys Soccer champions, with the Makers' keeping their status of defending champs in a thrilling wrap up to the Northwest School's season in Kitimat.

Showing some strong resolve on the pitch, the Charles Hays Rainmakers came from behind in the finale of Zones play Saturday, chasing down the host Mount Elizabeth squad in the championship game of the three game elimination format.

Prior to the NW Zones finale, The Rainmakers had topped Smithers 2-0 in their first match of the day, setting the stage for the showdown at the Riverlodge field in the Aluminum City.

For his work in the Saturday opener, Josh Wittchen was named player of the match.

When it came to defending their championship, the Prince Rupert squad had to battle back from a one goal deficit late into the final minutes.  Trailing the Kitimat team heading towards the final five, the Rainmakers delivered a flurry of scoring that pushed the boys to the title with a 3-2 victory.

A strong effort Eric Tubb through the final match secured him the Player of the Game Honours as the banner was delivered to the Prince Rupert team for the trip back to be placed in the Charles Hays rafters.

The Rainmakers will now keep to their training schedule in preparation for the Provincials later in November, as we hear of more details on that tournament we'll share them through our Rainmaker Archive page here.

For more notes, photos and videos on Rainmaker Sports and other items of interest from the city's high school see the @CHSStwitter feed.

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