Bulls edge Islanders in men’s league play

Coon registers two goals, assist in 4-3 victory; Rod Watson Memorial slated for Feb. 28 in Port Alice

The Port Alice Islanders suffered a tough loss to the Port Hardy Bulls in North Island Men’s Hockey League action Feb. 6.

The Bulls opened up the scoring with a goal by Darryl Coon with the assist going to Chad MacKenzie.

Coon scored his second of the game less than two minutes later with the assist going to Ethan Shaw to give the Bulls a 2-0 lead.

The Islanders charged back to come within one when Eric Kennelly scored with help from Jason Hodson.

At the end of the first period the Bulls were up 2-1.

The Bulls drew first blood in the second period when MacKenzie scored assisted by Coon.

The Islanders quickly answered back with one of their own to bring the game to 3-2. Scoring for the Islanders were Matty Senciw (assisted by Kennelly and Carter McKay).

With 1:45 left on the clock, the Bulls’ Jordan Campbell scored the winning goal to give his team a 4-2 lead and dispel any chance the Islanders coming back.

The assist went to Shaw. Chris “Rubs” Brennan scored a late tally but it was too little, too late and the game ended with a 4-3 Bulls win.

Colin Hunko back stopped the Bulls for the win while Adam Hall was in goal for the Islanders. The annual Rod Watson Memorial game will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. with all proceeds going to Rod Watson Sr. Memorial Scholarship.