Tyson Cadwallader had a hat trick in the first period and Curtis McCarrick scored his own hat trick in the second period Saturday as the North Island Eagles rep bantam hockey team rolled to a 10-1 win over visiting Victoria and clinched a berth in the provincial championships.
The bantams won the Vancouver Island championship and will travel to the Mar. 20-25 Tier 3 bantam finals in Smithers.
Full coverage and photos will appear in Thursday' print edition of the Gazette.
The Eagles have now turned to fund-raising to support the trip, including a bottle drive Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at Island Foods in Port McNeill and a wood cut Saturday, if weather permits.
To order wood, delivered for $65 in Port McNeill or $70 in Hyde Creek/Nimpkish Heights, call Sue at 250-956-3472 or Lana at 250-956-4104.
Supporters can also take part in 50/50 boards by contacting Lana in Port McNeill at 250-956-4104 or Allison in Port Hardy at 250-949-7119. Businesses and individuals may also contribute to the cause by mailing donations to PO Box 1554, Port McNeill, BC, V0N 2R0.