The Pacific Beaver Cup Carries On

LCol Michael Ulloa CO RP Ops and his SM Drew Scott present the “Beaver” trophy to Jordan Semeschuk, Head of DCC, captain of the winning Bandits.
Jordan Semeschuk Captain of the Bandits enjoys the moment with the re-incarnated Beaver
The finals and 6th game of the tournament saw the Bandits prevail 2-1 over the pesky Sappers with the winning goal scored by Alex Hall from DCC with 30 seconds left in the game.
Publication Date 
13 May 2024

Article submitted by: LCol Doug Foreman (Ret'd)

Thanks to a generous contribution from the Canadian Military Engineers Association the Pacific Beaver Cup was conducted at CFB Esquimalt 15-17 April 2024. This traditional event had not been conducted since pre COVID and was heartily embraced by all. The CUP was organized by the staff of RP OPS in Esquimalt and included players from as far away as Edmonton plus many veterans dragged out from across the region, DCC and the fire halls. There were five teams entered with the traditional names: the Pioneers (old guys), the Sappers, the Beavers, the Engineers, and the traditional, Bandits from the Base. The teams were cunningly made up of a general list of area sapper hockey enthusiasts from across the region. In hard-fought competition over 3 days and up to 6 games per team, the Bandits emerged victorious with the beloved Beaver remaining in their custody for another year.

The resumption of the Pacific Beaver Cup after a too long hiatus was a welcome event for local sappers. The support from the Canadian Military Engineers Association and more importantly the chain of command made this a memorable event. The opening ceremonies included “O Canada” by local rock legend Jesse Roper with the traditional meet and greet and the excellent awards night organized by the hard work and initiative of the CFB Esquimalt RP Ops staff and supporters. The event is planned to be held again next year with wider participation expected from across the region and the country.



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