North Island Eagles atoms players mob goalie Griffin Handley after they clinched the championship of the Comox Valley Remembrance Day Weekend hockey tournament earlier this month.

Atoms win tourney title

North Island Eagles atoms down Kerry Park 6-4 to claim the championship of the Saanich Remembrance Day Weekend hockey tournament.

Ethan Bono scored the game-winner on a power play late in the second period as the North Island Eagles atom development hockey team downed Kerry Park 6-4 and claimed the championship of the Comox Valley Remembrance Day Weekend hockey tournament in Comox this month.

The Eagles finished 5-0 in the tournament, with goalie Griffin Handley backstopping all five victories.

It was the second meeting of the teams in the tournament. In the final round of pool play, a pair of third-period goals by Tyler Roper lifted the Eagles to a 3-1 win over the Islanders and top seed from the pool into the playoffs.

In the semifinals, Roper scored all six Eagles goals in a wild first period that saw the atoms leading Semiahmoo, 6-5. Both teams settled down from that point, and goals by Bono, Kai Verbrugge and Daunte McKinney allowed the Eagles to pull out a 9-7 win and a date in the final.

“You don’t often see these kinds of results this early in the season,” assistant coach Jason Roper said.

The Eagles opened tournament play with wins of 7-1 over the Comox Valley Chiefs and 6-1 over Cowichan Valley. Bono had two goals and three assists to lead the way over Comox, with Cole Klughart, Evan Manke, David Hurley and Verbrugge adding scores. Bono (4) and Roper (2) accounted for all the scoring against Cowichan.

The championship game required a big comeback by the atoms after they gave up two shorthanded goals while skating on an early power play. Matthew Datos and McKinney punched home goals later in the first to tie it and, after Kerry Park jumped back ahead 3-2, Bono knotted the score again off assists from Roper and Manke. Ethan Fuller’s rebound goal gave the North Islanders their first lead at 4-3, but Kerry Park tied it again to set up Bono’s game-winner off a David Klatt assist.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Alert Bay, Sointula Sailings affected by bad weather

BC Ferries is holding the Quadra Queen II in dock this morning

Minor Earthquake strikes near Port Hardy

M 4.7 182km SW of Port Hardy

Viral video shows deer killed on Snapchat in Campbell River

RCMP say they have identified those involved and are working with conservation officers

Vancouver Island Firefighters Association Fall Training Seminar

Port Hardy Fire Rescue hosted the Vancouver Island Firefighters Association Fall Training Seminar.

‘Sisters of Song’ choir brings joy to Port Alice singers

“Music is an extreme source of joy for a lot of people.”

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Vigil held for woman whose remains were found on Shuswap farm

Family and friends remember Vernon resident Traci Genereaux and along with five other missing women

Brewers create anti-fascist ale

Not For Nazis Nut Brown Ale made in the Shuswap will be ready in time for Christmas

LETTER: Jumbo Valley is part of Ktunaxa territorial claim

Ktunaxa Nation Council responds to Tom Fletcher column

3,800-plant grow-op busted on First Nation reserve

Three men face charges after RCMP bust a large drug operation on the Soowahlie Reserve near Chilliwack

VIDEO: Government approves funding of $750,000 drug for B.C. woman

Approval comes one day after province announces funding for Soliris on a case-by-case basis

B.C. boy’s social media bid to get levidrome in the Oxford dictionary goes viral

‘It’s been five weeks and has totally blown up today.’

Whistler venues could see 2026 Olympic action

Calgary is looking to cut down on costs

INTERACTIVE MAP: Follow the 2017 Tour de Rock

Follow the Tour de Rock, as they pedal more than 1,000 kilometres fundraising to combat paediatric cancer

Most Read