The Tri-port bantam girls Wild Ones pose with their silver medals following their runner-up showing in the annual Oceanside Girls Hockey Tournament in late December. Front row: Sarah Case

The Tri-port bantam girls Wild Ones pose with their silver medals following their runner-up showing in the annual Oceanside Girls Hockey Tournament in late December. Front row: Sarah Case

Bantam girls claim silver

The Tri-port bantam girls hockey team claim second place in tourney after tight final.

Gazette staff

The Tri-port bantam girls hockey team reached the championship game of the Oceanside girls hockey tournament for the second straight year and went to a double shootout before taking the silver medal with a 3-2 loss to Sooke Dec. 29 in Parksville.

“It was an exciting finish,” coach Boni Sharpe said. “And we only had nine skaters. It goes to show you just how gifted the North Island skaters are. They’re an amazing group of girls.”

The Wild Onez opened the tourney with a 3-2 loss to Sooke, but bounced back impressively with a 7-2 romp over Oceanside. The squad then earned a rematch with Sooke in the championship final with a 2-0 win over Cowichan Valley. That contest was scoreless until Randi Ward and Tiffany Watson both scored in the final 1:31 of the third period.

The Wild Onez played from behind in the final, getting a goal from Emma Mitchell to tie it 1-1 in the second period and another from Kerrigan Sharpe in the third to knot the score 2-2.

The teams played through a scoreless, five-minute overtime skating 4-on-4, then went to a five-player shootout. Sooke scored with its first shot, then both goalies shut down their opponents until Kerrigan Sharpe scored on Tri-port’s fifth and final shot to tie it again.

The teams then went to a sudden-death shootout, which Sooke finally ended with a score on its second attempt.

“Nobody could shoot twice in the shootout, and we only had nine,” Boni Sharpe said. “If it had kept going, we would have had to bring Sarah Case out of goal to shoot.”

In the opening game, Kerrigan Sharpe and Watson each had goals and Ward and Mercedes Trevor added assists.

In the win over Oceanside, Trevor had a hat trick, Ward scored twice and Mitchell and Watson each scored goals.

 

Just Posted

Ma Murrays 2021 virtual ceremony screenshot
North Island Gazette wins big at 2021 Ma Murray Newspaper Awards

Zoe Ducklow and Bill McQuarrie both won gold at the online ceremony

Port Hardy council has agreed to cancel Canada Day celebrations in wake of the discovery of the remains of 215 children being found on the grounds of a former residential school. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Council votes to cancel Canada Day celebrations in wake of mass grave sites being found

Coun. Treena Smith made the motion for the chamber to not host Canada Day celebrations this year

Port Hardy Fire Rescue responded to an early morning fire around 3:50 a.m. on Sunday, June 13. Two porta-potties were on fire at the Visitor’s Centre on Hastings Street. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 250-949-6335. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)
Firefighters respond to early morning fire near visitor centre in Port Hardy

Two porta-potties were on fire at the Visitor’s Centre on Hastings Street

North Island MLA Michele Babchuk. Photo contributed
COMMENTARY: MLA Michele Babchuk talks the future of forestry

‘These forests are important to every single one of us, myself included’

Dr. Prean Armogam hands over a cheque for $10,000 to Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Society president Rosaline Glynn. The money will be going towards a new roof for the Port Hardy seniors centre. This is the second donation Dr. Armogam has made to the society, giving them $5,000 a little over a year ago. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Doctor donates $10k to Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Society for new roof

This was the second donation Armogam has given to the society

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

(pixabay file shot)
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘unsafe,’ calls for changes

Review states a maximum of 22 hours for youth, aged 12 from to 17, to be placed in solitary

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

The B.C. government’s vaccine booking website is busy processing second-dose appointments, with more than 76 per cent of adults having received a first dose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations stable for Tuesday

108 new confirmed cases, 139 in hospital, 39 in intensive care

Cowichan Tribes man Adrian Sylvester is worried that he was targetted by a trailer hitch thrown from a vehicle. (Facebook photo)
Cowichan Tribes man worried he was target of trailer hitch

Adrian Sylvester says no one has reported a missing hitch after one nearly hit him

Graeme Roberts, who was mayor of Nanaimo from 1984-86, died this month at age 89. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Community Archives)
City of Nanaimo flags at half-mast as former mayor Graeme Roberts dies at 89

‘Giant-killer’ beat out Frank Ney in mayoral election in 1984

Most Read