Co-ed hockey league kicks off on North Island

Four teams to compete weekly at arenas in Port Hardy and Port McNeill

A hat trick by Ashlynne Moore helped the Da Beers to a 7-4 win over the Talons as the North Island Co-ed Hockey League kicked off play Saturday at Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill and at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy.

The two Port McNeill teams are among four in the newly formed league, which includes the Wildtimers of Port Hardy and the Flyers of Port McNeill.

In Port McNeill, the Wildtimers and Flyers skated to a 3-3 draw in the other game, with the Wildtimers’ Michel Therrien scoring back-to-back goals in the second period to help erase a 3-1 Flyers lead.

“Both games were penalty free and were a very successful lead off for the league,” said Russ Smith, goaltender for the Wildtimers.

 

Da Beers 7,

Talons 4

In Port Hardy, Steve Verbrugge had a pair of goals and Roseanne Marra added a score for Da Beers, who were backed by Matt Miller in net.

Gary McHady picked up an assist for the winners.

Shay Peterson had a goal and an assist for the Talons. Brad Baron also found the net, and  Lana Larson chipped in an assist.

Bob Wells was in goal for the Talons.

 

Flyers 3, Wildtimers 3

The Flyers jumped out early on a pair of first-period goals by Reed Allen, and Jordan Lambert’s second-period goal pushed the lead to 3-1.

Mike Olney put the Wildtimers on the board with a first-period goal to keep things close, and Therrien tied it in the second and final period with his scores off assists from Steph Laming and Marnie Ordano.

Smith was in goal for the Wildtimers while Mitchell Miller manned the net for the Flyers.

The teams resume play this Saturday, with the Flyers and Talons doing battle at 4:45 p.m. in Port Hardy and the Wildtimers taking on Da Beers beginning at 8 p.m. in Port McNeill.

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Police determine no emergency in Friday’s mystery radio appeal for help

Police had asked for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Port Hardy RCMP request assistance in tracking down shoplifter

The RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance identifying the female.

More sailings coming to 10 BC Ferries’ routes

Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said the sailings were originally cut in 2014

Grieg Seafood awarded for employee wellness initiatives at BC Agri-Food Industry Gala

Grieg Seafood BC’s employee wellness initiatives were recognized at the BC Agri-Food… Continue reading

District of Port Hardy accepts $295,750 bid to replace Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena’s chiller

Council accepted a $295,750 bid by a refrigeration contractor to replace the arena’s chiller.

VIDEO: Iconic ‘snow cone’ takes shape at B.C. park near Clearwater

Snow cone forming at Wells Gray Provincial Park one that would make Disney’s Queen Elsa proud

Pink Shirt Day a reminder to ‘T.H.I.N.K.’ before posting on social media

‘Be Kind’ message on shirts sold for anti-bullying activities of Wednesday, Feb. 27

A ‘warm embrace’ for grieving parents at funeral of seven young fire victims

Mourners offered love and support to Kawthar Barho, mother of seven children

Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed

The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline a second time

B.C. man creates Indigenous colouring book for children

Leon McFadden is working on 11 more books to finish the horoscope series

UPDATE: Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Legislation to protect B.C. farmland comes into effect

Regulations enhance food security, encourage long-term farming

Have you heard the legend of Shuswaggi, the Shuswap Lake monster?

Witness accounts as old as 1904, and as recent as 2018, place a creature in the lake’s depths

Credit card fraud steals $50,000 from Victoria businesses: police

Crime Reduction Unit investigating several frauds costing several businesses over $50,000

Most Read