Hockey prospects get to hoist trophy

Nanaimo U17 players participated in B.C. Hockey's B.C. Cup tournament earlier this month in Salmon Arm.

Nanaimo’s Zach Funk lifts B.C. Hockey’s U17 B.C. Cup earlier this month in Salmon Arm.

Nanaimo’s Zach Funk lifts B.C. Hockey’s U17 B.C. Cup earlier this month in Salmon Arm.

Nanaimo hockey talent starred in a high-calibre tournament this month.

All the best U17 hockey prospects in B.C. gathered in Salmon Arm for the B.C. Cup tourney, and two Nanaimo players were among the best of the best, helping their Stars team win the trophy.

Zach Funk was the tournament’s leading scorer with five goals and four assists in six games. He also scored two shootout goals. His teammate David Osborne had three goals and three assists over six games.

The Stars beat Kyle MacDonald’s Wild team 1-0 in the final May 13.

Other Nanaimo players to participate in the tournament included Nick Gomerich, Dayton Boutilier and Chase Lang.

The B.C. Cup is part of B.C. Hockey’s high-performance program.