Ultimate Knights place top seven at provincials

STM's senior team finishes in sixth place, while juniors take seventh overall at Surrey competition

St. Thomas More placed sixth overall at the B.C. high school senior Tier 1 ultimate championships in Surrey last weekend.

The Knights, led by Jeff Ciachurski, Anthony Buonassisi, Sam But, Rachel Yuen and Chantal Costa, defeated Point Grey and Sullivan Heights before dropping a close one to recent national champion and eventual high school champion Sutherland.

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STM also lost to No. 2 seed and B.C. finalist St. George’s/York House in the quarter-finals.

The senior Knights rebounded with a win over eighth-place-finishing Stratford Hall before losing fifth place to Argyle.

In the senior Tier 2 division, Burnaby North placed seventh overall.

David Thompson, Lord Byng and Eric Hamber B filled in the top-three Tier 2 positions, respectively.

In the junior competition, STM had a successful opening day, winning its first three matches.

The third-seeded junior Knights then lost 9-8 to David Thompson in a closely played quarter-final.

STM also lost to Eric Hamber before settling for seventh place following a win over Stratford Hall in the final placement game.

Sutherland defeated a combined St. George’s/York house team in the junior final.

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