Michael Kim of St. Andrew's Academy duels Nick Gachter of North Island Secondary School during the Vancouver Island A senior boys soccer tournament in Port Hardy. St. Andrews rolled to wins of 5-0 over Port Hardy Secondary and 6-0 over NISS to earn the Island's berth into this week's Provincial A championships in Kelowna.

Michael Kim of St. Andrew's Academy duels Nick Gachter of North Island Secondary School during the Vancouver Island A senior boys soccer tournament in Port Hardy. St. Andrews rolled to wins of 5-0 over Port Hardy Secondary and 6-0 over NISS to earn the Island's berth into this week's Provincial A championships in Kelowna.

St. Andrew’s boys seek provincial A soccer title

St. Andrew's boys soccer team win Island A championship

A talented core of players has the St. Andrew’s Sabres boys soccer team looking for a provincial championship in Kamloops today (Nov. 4) and tomorrow.

St. Andrew’s won the Island single A boys championships in Port Hardy last week. But the closest the boys team has come in the provincial A finals was in 2009 when they hosted and lost to St. John Brebeuf.

To win the Islands last week the Sabres defeated host Port Hardy 5-0 and Port Alice’s North Island secondary 6-0 in the Island final.

Giordano de Paolis (Grade 12) scored three and Tarnvir Bhandal (Grade 11) scored the other two against Port Hardy.

Against North Island the Sabres got goals two more goals from Bhandal, two from Sahail Virk (Grade 10)  one each from de Paolis and Leo Falzon (Grade 12).

Goalkeepers Sheldon Donaldson (Grade 12) and James Saville (Grade 11) posted the shutouts.