Sequoia goes undefeated for atom gold

Sequoia Kitchens hadn't been in a hole so deep all tournament and there they were down three goals in the atom final. But there was plenty of hockey still to be played.

Sequoia Kitchens hadn’t been in a hole so deep all tournament and there they were down three goals in the atom final. But there was plenty of hockey still to be played.

Sequoia fought back to beat Scotiabank 8-4 in the atom final of the Whitehorse Minor Hockey Association’s Closing Tournament at the Canada Games Centre on Sunday.

“We had a bit of a slow start. The other team came out really hard,” said Sequoia head coach Mark Daniels. “Depth of character. We regrouped them, we talked about the fundamentals. They are a well trained team and they play well as a team. They relied upon each other.”

The kitchen crew were the heavy favourites going into the final. In addition to going undefeated in the tournament’s round-robin, Sequoia won the Yukon Atom Hockey Championships in Haines Junction earlier this year.

After falling behind 3-0, Sequoia caught up at 4-4 in the second and finished the period up 6-4.

Sequoia’s Hugo Burgess had four goals – including his team’s first three – and an assist in the final. Teammates Kaelen Lewis and Aaron Bolduc each had two goals.

“There’s a breadth of scoring,” said Daniels. “We don’t have one super star.”

Nevaeah Webb scored twice for Scotiabank in the final and Zab Blower and Seth Sheardown-Waugh contributed individual goals.

“Right from the start they were a bunch of good players,” added Daniels of his team. “Maybe not greatly skilled, but they were coachable. When they didn’t do it for themselves, they did it for the team. They have a real strong team ethic and that’s what made the difference.”

Duncan’s downed Titan Gaming 5-4 for the bronze.

Contact Tom Patrick at

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