Spartans 16U Boys Win NCL Bronze

The Spartans are comprised of athletes from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland who came together to play in Water Polo Canada’s uber competitive National Championship League.

Yesterday in Calgary, the Spartans 16U Boys Team came away with the bronze medal at the NCL Western National Championship.

In just their first year of NCL competition, the Spartans grew and developed all season long under the direction of Head Coach Vladimir Ushakov.

The Spartans, which includes five members of the Surrey Orcas Water Polo Club, entered the tournament having finished in fourth place in league play.

They won three of their four tournament games en route to their bronze medal finish. Their only loss came at the hands of the eventual silver medal winner, Team Saskatchewan. This game turned into a nail biter that required six rounds of a shootout to determine a result. Undeterred, the Spartans responded with a dominant victory in their final game and claimed the bronze medal.

Congratulations to our Orcas players and their Spartans teammates on an exciting and inspirational first season in NCL competition.

Orcas 14U Win GOLD

Surrey Orcas 14U Team 2 takes the GOLD medal at the 2017 Lower Mainland Water Polo Championship.

The Surrey Orcas 14U Team 2 capped off their “cinderella season” with an impressive display of teamwork and determination at today’s LMWPL championship tournament. They put their undefeated season record of 11,0,2 on the line and added four more victories when it mattered the most.

Perhaps more amazing than the victories themselves was the manner in which the games were won. The second game of the preliminary round seemed destined to end in a tie. An explosive breakaway goal with just 17 seconds remaining in the game clinched the victory and a berth in the medal round.

The first game of the medal round turned into an epic match in which neither team would yield. With the game tied after regulation play, the players lined up for a two minute sudden death overtime period. Overtime would solve nothing so the game moved to a five player shootout. It took all five Orcas’ shooters to seal the deal as the Orcas staked their claim for a shot at gold.

The gold medal game was a back and forth affair in which neither team could gain an advantage. Fittingly, this game was tied at the end of regulation play and they were headed to overtime, yet again. A shootout would not be necessary as the result of a well placed shot that sent the Orcas’ fans into a frenzy.

The team wants to thank and acknowledge their fellow Orcas athletes that have encouraged, supported and challenged them at practices and scrimmages all season long. And a special thank you goes out to coaches Vlad and Vladimir, our parents, and the volunteers that have made all of this possible.

SPRING/SUMMER SEASON

Surrey Orcas Spring/Summer Water Polo

Spring Session: May 1 to June 29, 2017
Summer Session: July 4 to August 31, 2017

Spring and Summer registration is now open!!!

Surrey Orcas Water Polo is about fun, fitness and skill development. Our dedicated coaching staff are committed to each player learning not only the game of Water Polo, but also the value of sportsmanship, team play and comradery. Athletes have an opportunity to participate at a recreational level or at a competitive level during the Spring and Summer sessions.

Spring Session (deep water and Splashball):

  • A continued focus on improved swimming, water polo skill development and FUN!!
  • Runs from May 1 to Jun 29
  • Options to practice 2, 3 or 4 times per week
  • No Family Volunteer Fee
  • No League Fee
  • BCWPA Insurance fee not required if already paid $70 for Sept 1/16 – Aug. 31/17

The summer session adds some summer fun by having one practice per week in the ocean in the White Rock area. The athletes pursuing the competitive steam will have the opportunity to play in the summer water polo league during July and August and can work towards qualifying for the BC Provincials in Kamloops mid-August.

Summer Session (deep water only):

  • A continued focus on improved swimming, water polo skill development and FUN!!
  • Runs throughout July and August.
  • Teams will play in tournaments, registrant numbers dependent.
  • Some practice flexibility for Summer Swim Club Participants (BCSSA Members)
  • No Family Volunteer Fee
  • No League Fee
  • BCSSA Insurance fee of $35 is required, unless already paid with another club

Register now so our coaches can begin program practice planning. Payment is not required until the first week of practice for each session.