The last 24 hours have been a very busy for all the girls. Last night we were all got to watch a box Lacrosse match which was great fun! It is very much like ice hockey with few rules. Everyone plays with helmets and upper body pads as anyone can hit you, push you or knock you over at anytime! This morning we were all given a box Lacrosse shirt to take home which was a great gesture by our hosts.
After saying goodbye to our hosts we headed to Capilano Suspension bridge which is a very long swing bridge. It also has a a tree walking trail and a new cliff walking experience. Once we had some lunch we headed to our Hockey matches against the Vancouver Hawks which was being played at the new water based astro at the University of Vancouver. We were a little earlier for our match but we were able to watch the Canadian U21 Team practice and prepare for the U21 World Cup which will be held in Germany next week.
The B Team Hockey match was a very close game in which both teams spent most of the game running from one end of the pitch to the other! We managed to score in the second half which gave us a 1-0 lead. For the rest of the game the defenders were pushed to the limit as we spent the last 10 minutes of the game trying to keep their attack out of our circle! We managed to do that and ended up winning the game 1-0! Great performance once again by our girls!
The A Team played in probably the most challenging game so far and the most exciting! It took the team a few minutes to settle and in that time the Vancouver Hawks managed to score. However we kept on pushing and had some great attacking opportunities. Just before half time a great cross came in and a deflection goal was scored by Moreton to make the score 1-1! We kept this score line up for a bit before they managed to sneak in a second goal! After a well needed break at half time we came out with determination and everyone was working hard to try put in that crucial second goal to tie the game. It was not meant to be and after some brave defending the game ended 2-1 to the Vancouver Hawks. All the players today would have learnt a great deal from the game and we were very proud of their performance.
Tomorrow we are heading to Grouse Mountain to zip line and see brown bears followed by last hockey matches!