Racquet Club Kings slip to Seattle on final day of Rick Lapointe Memorial bantam tourney

Rick Lapointe Memorial Bantam AAA hockey tournament

A bouncing puck rebounds past the head of Victoria Racquet Club Kings player Brandon Tutte (middle) after he tried to slip it past Wenatchee Jr. Wild goalie Tanner Louck at the 39th annual Rick Lapointe Memorial Bantam AAA Showcase at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

Victoria’s Haydn Hopkins tied for third amongst all scorers with five goals and five assists in five games as the Racquet Club Kings won two and lost three at the 39th annual Rick Lapointe Memorial Bantam AAA hockey tournament, Dec. 8 to 11.

The Kings fell in their final game to Team Seattle, 5-1 on Sunday morning.

The Calgary Royals and Seafair (Richmond) played in the tourney’s gold medal final on Sunday afternoon at the Ian Stewart Complex at UVic.

In game one on Thursday, the Kings routed the Coquitlam Chiefs 9-2 but lost 8-1 to Kelowna’s Pursuit of Excellence. The Kings bounced back with a 4-2 win over the Wenatchee Wild but lost a close playoff game 5-4 to the Abbotsford Hawks on Saturday.

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