Atoms on the road

North Island Eagles peewees take the season's first point on the road.

The young North Island Eagles atom development hockey team is still looking for its first victory of the season. But it did get a point for its first tie last weekend in the Alberni Valley Thanksgiving Tournament in Port Alberni.

After losses to West Vancouver and Oceanside in their first two games, the Eagles turned up their offence in a 6-6 draw with Peninsula.

That earned the squad a spot in the Pool B game for 3rd-4th place, where they squared off against Nanaimo. The Clippers secured third place with a 5-1 win over the Eagles.

The atoms opened play with an 11-5 loss to West Vancouver, then dropped a 10-3 decision to Oceanside before meeting Peninsula in the final round pool play.