TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS / SUBMITTED PHOTO                                The 12th annual Wild hockey tournament took over the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy Nov. 8-11. The tournament featured three different divisions (female, men’s B and men’s A) playing games around the clock.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS / SUBMITTED PHOTO The 12th annual Wild hockey tournament took over the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy Nov. 8-11. The tournament featured three different divisions (female, men’s B and men’s A) playing games around the clock.

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

The 12th annual Wild hockey tournament held around the clock games on Remembrance Day weekend, with teams competing in three divisions for the chance to hold up the tournament trophy.

The women’s final was held on Sunday, Nov. 11, and it was the Juiceheads who ended up facing off against the Wild.

The game ended up not being very close, as the Juicehead’s would get out to an early lead thanks to two goals from Emily Heavenor, and then they continued to build on the lead, ultimately skating away with a 6-2 victory, thanks to goals coming from Kaleigh Murray, Kerrigan Sharpe, and Kirstie Bradshaw (x2).

The Men’s B-final was up next right after, with the Port McNeill Devils and the Port Hardy Ducks taking over the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena before a half-hour break was held for a Remembrance Day ceremony.

The Devils would go on to hammer the Ducks 8-2, thanks to goals from Clayton Bono (x2), David Charlie (x2), Carson Strang, Ethan Bono, Kolbey Antonelli, and Joshua Walkus.

After that, it was time for a rematch between the Warriors and the Moose Knuckles in the men’s A-final.

The Moose Knuckles came out aggressive, scoring two goals in the first period thanks to Jack Kennelly, but the Warriors didn’t lay down and quit on themselves.

In the second period they started to find the back of the net, with two unanswered goals coming from Eddie Walkus and David Shaw to tie things up 2-2.

With time running down, Darryl Coon Jr. ended up playing the role of the hero for the Warriors, banging in the game winning goal with 41 seconds left on the clock.

All told, it was another hugely successful Wild hockey tournament here on the North Island.

 

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Another successful ‘Wild’ hockey tournament hits the North Island

Just Posted

Black Press file photo
RCMP seek suspect in Vancouver Island-wide crime spree

Crimes stretched from Deep Bay to Qualicum, Ladysmith, Chemainus and Youbou

Things are looking up for Vancouver Island as zero COVID-19 cases have been reported for the first time since October. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Island records zero new COVID-19 cases for the first time since October

For the first time since October, the province is reporting zero new… Continue reading

Black Press Media file
Port Hardy RCMP on the hunt for porta-pottie arsonist

The porta-potties were lit on fire early in the morning on June 13

Eke Me-Xi students enjoy a field trip to Malcolm Island. (Submitted photos)
Eke Me-Xi Learning Centre takes field trip to Malcolm Island

Once at Bere Point, students made themselves at home in the day-use area

Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair logo
Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair cancelled again due to COVID-19 restrictions

The 2022 fall fair is still scheduled to take place in Port Hardy

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

Karl and Stephanie Ann Johanson were thrilled to spot a pair of Sandhill Cranes in the Panama Flats this month, an unusual appearance for such birds. (Photo by Stephanie Ann Johanson)
WATCH: Sandhill cranes an unusual, joyful sight in South Island parkland

These birds don’t often touch down on their way between northern B.C. and Mexico

Police are asking for public assistance in locating Anthony Graham who has been charged with the murders of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. (RCMP photo)
2 charged, suspect at large in killings of B.C. brothers linked to gang activity: RCMP

Kamloops brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer were found deceased in May on a remote Okanagan road

(V.I. Trail/Google Maps)
Now 90% complete, Vancouver Island trail forges new funding parnership

Victoria Foundation takes on Vancouver Island Trail Association; fund valued at $40,000

Albert Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unveil an opening sign after speaking about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta 1st province in Canada to lift all COVID-19 public health restrictions

70.2% of eligible citizens 12 and older in the province have received a dose of the vaccine

Fraser Health registered nurse Ramn Manan draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Honour our fathers’ with COVID-19 vaccine protection, B.C. urges

109 new cases Friday, 75 per cent of 12 and up immunized

Freighters have becomd abundant in the Trincomali Channel on the east side of Thetis Island.
Nanaimo ponders taking on waste from nearby anchored freighters

Vancouver-based Tymac petitioning the Regional District of Nanaimo to accept waste at its landfill

(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Trutch Avenue in Chilliwack to be renamed to remove racist taint

New name to have Indigenous significance as Chilliwack takes new step toward reconciliation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen during a joint news conference following the EU-Canada Summit, in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday June 15, 2021. Trudeau says Canada is on track now to have 68 million doses delivered by the end of July, which is more than enough to fully vaccinate all 33.2 million Canadians over the age of 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vaccine deliveries enough to fully vaccinate all eligible Canadians by end of July

Three in four eligible Canadians now have their first dose, nearly one in five fully vaccinated.

Most Read