The North Island Eagles atom development team poses with its 2013-14 Division 4 championship banner following Saturday's 7-3 playoff win over Saanich at Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill.

Eagles atoms collect win, banner

PORT McNEILL-Club scores 7-3 playoff win over Saanich before being presented Division 4 league title banner.

PORT McNEILL-Cole Klughart scored a hat trick, Tyler Roper had three points and Keenan Saunders earned a playmaker Saturday as the North Island Eagles atom development hockey team advanced to the Vanouver Island Hockey League Division 4 playoff final with a 7-3 win over Saanich at Chilton Regional Arena.

Daunte McKinney of Alert Bay scored a goal on his birthday, Joey Grant also found the net and Kayden Jones got the win in goal for the atoms, who following the game were presented the 2013-14 Division 4 League Championship banner by Liza Furney.

The Eagles, as the top seed in the division, will host a three-team tournament this weekend in Port Hardy, with two visiting teams squaring off at 3 p.m. Saturday for the right to take on the atoms for the postseason crown on Sunday.

The opponents and Sunday’s game time will be announced in the coming days. Stay tuned to www.northislandgazette.com or pick up this week’s print edition for more details.

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