Volleyball Canada held one of the biggest ever Nationals in Edmonton for age groups U14 up to U18 in May 2018. The tournament was from May 16th through to May 22nd, there was over 12,000 athletes that attended and approximately 820 teams from all across Canada.
Dawson Creek Volleyball Club (DCVC) had four teams participate, U14, U15, U16 and the U17/18 team. All the teams did exceptionally well competing against some pretty solid competition. The U17/18 team brought home a gold medal from their division.
The DCVC U17/18 team was made up of 8 players from Dawson Creek, three players from Chetwynd and one from Fort. St. John. On day one of the tournament they played three preliminary games and only lost one game to the BC Okanagan team, on day two in the power pools they played against another team from BC, Junior Bison’s from Manitoba and the Lakers Blue out of Ontario winning one game out of three, this placed the team into Division 3 Tier 2 for their third day of play and into the play offs. The team played remarkably well on this day competing against Apex Summit from Alberta beating them 25-22 and 25-21 to take them to the quarter final against North Shore Stars (Vancouver) beating them 25-21 and 25-18 and in the semifinal they beat the Royals from Calgary 25-20 and 25-21 to put them into the Tier 2 Championship Gold Medal game against the Lakers Blue from Ontario beating them 25-19, 23-25 and 16-14.
The girls were very proud of their accomplishment and even a better ending to the four U18 players that have since graduated.
Submitted by the DCVC team