North Island Eagles bantam goalie Riley Mathieson stretches to stop a shot by Powell River's Hunter Findlater during Saturday's Vancouver Island Hockey League contest in Port Alice.

Bantams fall; midges, peewees split

PORT ALICE-Eagles bantams post strong defensive effort, but blanked in loss to Powell River

PORT ALICE—The North Island Eagles bantam rep hockey team played a pair of one-goal games last weekend.

The final margin was the only thing they had in common.

The bantams got a huge game from goalie Riley Mathieson and plenty of solid defense Saturday, but suffered a 1-0 loss to Powell River at Port Alice Arena.

On Sunday, the bantams were scheduled to face a mid-Island midget girls team in a non-hitting exhibition game. When the midgets cancelled the trip, the bantams instead played an exhibition against a team of parents and won 18-17.

“We let the players win,” cracked Vadim Stavrakov, bantam manager and father of bantam defenseman Alexander Stavrakov.

 

Peewees split

The Eagles peewees saw their five-game winning streak snapped with a 5-1 league loss in Nanaimo Saturday, but bounced back with a 4-2 exhibition win at Port Alberni Sunday.

 

Midgets split

The Eagles midgets fell 7-3 at league-leading Kerry Park Saturday, but rallied for a 4-2 VIHL win at Port Alberni Sunday.

The Eagles handed Kerry Park its only loss in league play, 6-2 in November in Port Alice.

 

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