The Residents (Staphylocidals) played unbelievable hockey and beat the Attendings (Pedihatricks) by a score of 8-2 to win the Malpractice Cup during the game on Monday, June 23rd.
The Lirenman-Carter Kidney Cup for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the trainees team was awarded to Isaac Elias who played an amazing game, although it was a tough decision as every trainee played well.
Staphylocidal’s goals were scored by Colin Meyer-Maccaulay, Marty Smoragiewicz (2 goals), Matt Sibley, Hide Kato, Stephany Quinn and Brendan Hursh (2 goals). Pedihatricks’ goals were scored by Chris Dunham and James Lee. Coach Rassekh was promptly fired after the disappointing result, but will be enjoying his free time by hanging out in Point Roberts with John Tortorella, given they both had signed 4 year contracts.
The win for the Resident’s team means that the series is now tied at six wins each since the first Malpractice Cup was played in 2002 and since 2008, the winner of the game has alternated between the residents and the attendings – turning this into one of the best rivalries in Sport.
Hockey has grown significantly at BC Children’s Hospital with weekly pick-up games on Thursday nights from September to March and now with a record two teams (Pedihatricks and Pedialyte) playing every March at the Annual Doctors Hockey Tournament in Vernon. They are doing very well there with multiple championships and MVP awards at that game! This year, the Pedialyte won the award at Vernon for Most Sportsmanlike Team!