The East Kootenay Volleyball Club has added more hardware as the U13 boys team took bronze at the Alberta provincials earlier this month.
The medal was the culmination of three months of hard work, starting practices in January which ran twice a week. It was their third tournament of the year, after placing second in the Premier tournament and third in the U14 division of the Cranbrook Cup.
“We were excited to take this group of boys to Edmonton,” said Rob Mogielka, head coach for the U13 team. “They have a lot of heart and the potential to win at this level.”
They played four games on the first day of the event with a second place finish in their division.
They went into the semifinal the next day, the winner of which would book a ticket to the final. After three close sets, their opponents, the Dome Club 1, picked up the win.
Despite the loss, the boys had the chance to medal in the bronze match against the NAVC Gold Bears. They battled to the win with close set scores at 26-24 and 25-22.