February 21, 2017
16U KODIAKS RED START 2017 WITH A SUPER SERIES WIN
The PGYVC 16U Kodiaks Red's last match a year ago was a three set loss in the 15U Provincial final. The group has undergone some changes since that loss. Some new players were added from last year's 15U Kodiak Black team giving this year's squad some added height. Kodiak alumni and former GPRC player Austin Cromatry has joined the coaching staff and the team has spent the first six weeks of the season training one night a week with the 18U Kodiak teams. The result was an undefeated run through the round robin with straight set wins over Air Attack, Focus Fusion and Powell River. Next was a 25-20, 25-19 quarterfinal win over Focus Eclipse followed by a 25-23, 25-18 semifinal win over Victoria Black. In the final the Kodiaks again met number 1 ranked Seaside. Just like the battle in last year's Provincial final, the match went 3 sets. This time the Kodiaks came out on top 25-15, 18-25, 15-6.
The 16U Kodiaks Red team members are (left to right): Hans Minck (head coach), Rafael Rodrigues, Nolan Minck, Matt Shand, Cole Johnston, Nick Harding, Dayton O'Neil, Zack Ohori, Kyle McKee, Trayl Plouffe (Asst. Coach), Austin Cromarty (Asst. Coach). Missing: Christopher Magrath, Colby Graham.