Eagles goalie Michael McLaughlin gets across to cover the post during a Campbell River Tyees attack during the sides' game Sunday in Port Hardy.

Bantams lose out to Tyees

The Eagles bantams lost out 5-2 to the Campbell River Tyees Sunday in a physical league matchup.

PORT HARDY—The Eagles bantams lost out 5-2 to the Campbell River Tyees Sunday in a physical league matchup.

The scoreline was a touch unfair to the home side, which created plenty of chances but was frustrated by the strong goaltending of the Tyees’ Carson Borgfjord.

Tanner Roberts scored both the Eagles’ goals in the game but the Tyees proved too powerful on the day.

The visitors had the better start, posting two goals in the first period and looking dangerous in the first half of the second.

But the home side stepped it up after the ice-cleaning break, riding out a 3-on-5 penalty before applying the pressure at the other end.

Roberts sparked hopes of a comeback when he made it 2-1 late in the period, timing his run perfectly to steer home a pass after David Charlie intelligently held up on the wing to wait for the opening.

The Eagles’ hopes were dented in the third as they saw chance after chance turned aside by Borgfjord while, at the other end, the Tyees found the net twice more.

Roberts got the goal that the Eagles deserved on a power play late in the period, tipping in a long-range Elliot Furney slap shot.

But, as the minutes ticked away, the game turned increasingly physical and the Tyees capitalized with an open shot from the slot to underline the victory.

Just Posted

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tier 3 Bantam Championships

“The packed arena and electricity within was fantastic.”

Port Hardy RCMP issues warning about recent overdose

“Our primary concern is public safety. We are urging the public to be aware of what is circulating.”

Port Hardy RCMP looking for volunteers who are interested in public safety

“The volunteer program will include community and crime prevention programs”

Suspicious fire in Alert Bay burns two homes, spreads to nearby bush

Police say underage suspects have been identified

VIDEO: North Island Bantam Eagles tie Dawson Creek Canucks in front of massive hometown crowd in Port Hardy

The Tier 3 Bantam Championships continued in style last night at the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena.

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

Fire crews battle large blaze at Courtenay hostel

Courtenay Fire Chief Don Bardonnex said nobody was injured

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

Most Read