Will there be a Surrey showdown?

Two local minor hockey Midget A1 teams are faring well at the provincials in Nanaimo this week. So well, there could be a Surrey showdown for the championship.

The Cloverdale Midget A1 hockey team at the opening ceremonies at the provincials in Nanaimo.

Will they or won’t they? Two minor hockey teams from Surrey could wind up facing each other at the provincials for the championship game Wednesday night in Nanaimo. Both the Cloverdale Colts and the Surrey Thunder are faring well at the Tier 1 Midget tournament, currently underway at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The Surrey Thunder are off to a perfect 2-0 (won-loss) start after edging Kelowna 2-1 Sunday afternoon then doubling Cloverdale 6-3 Monday morning. The Colts are in second place at 2-1. Prior to their loss to the Thunder, Cloverdale ripped the host Nanaimo Clippers 5-1 Sunday morning, then got past Prince George 3-2 Monday night. The top two teams in the six-team round robin tournament play a championship game Wednesday. More details to come…