Fallen Port Hardy skater Dominik Nelson reaches for the puck as Port McNeill's Koen Sharpe skates in during the finals of the Port McNeill atom hockey tournament at Chilton Regional Arena Sunday.

Hawks over ‘Breakers

The Port Hardy Hawks notched an 8-4 win over the Port McNeill Icebreakers

Seth Hanuse, Cody Walkus and Michael MacDonald scored two goals each as the Port Hardy Hawks notched an 8-4 win over the Port McNeill Icebreakers in the seventh-place game of the annual Port McNeill Minor Hockey atom tournament Sunday at Chilton Regional Arena.

It was the first win for either North Island squad in the eight-team tournament. Both teams are in a learning season with younger players as many of the area’s top players joined the North Island Eagles atom development program.

Sonja Walkus and Noah Jensen also scored for the Hawks, who got three assists from Dominik Nelson and two more from Owain Jewell.

Avory Collins gave the host Icebreakers the early lead with his goal three minutes into the opening period, but Port Hardy responded with three straight goals to close out the first. William Johnson, Matthew Jones and Darien Johnson each found the net and Jones, Jacksen Bohn and Koen Sharpe added assists to round out the scoring for the Icebreakers.

Asked by a friend in the lobby afterward whether he felt bad about his team’s losing all its game, Sharpe gave a shrug.

“I play the game for fun,” he said. “And I had a lot of fun.”

The Oceanside Snipers dominated the tournament and claimed the championship with a 10-1 romp over the Comox Icemen. The Snipers outscored their four tourney opponents by a cumulative score of 37-5.

The Campbell River Knights edged the Gold River Hawks 4-3 to claim third place. Nanaimo’s Team Canada earned fifth place with a 6-1 victory over the Victoria Ice Hawks.

Port McNeill Minor Hockey

Atom Tournament, Chilton Regional Arena Jan. 20-22

Championship: Oceanside 10, Comox 1

3rd-4th place: Campbell River 4, Gold River 3

5th-6th place: Nanaimo 6, Victoria  7th-8th place: Port Hardy 8, Port McNeill 4

Port Hardy goals: Seth Hanuse 2, Cody Walkus 2, Michael MacDonald 2, Sonja Walkus, Noah Jensen. Assists: Dominik Nelson 3, Owain Jewell 2. Port McNeill goals: Avory Collins, William Johnson, Matthew Jones, Darien Johnson. Assists: Jones, Jacksen Bohn, Koen Sharpe.

Round-robin

Campbell River 11, Port Hardy 1

Port Hardy goal: Cody Walkus.

Oceanside 9, Campbell River 0

Nanaimo 14, Port Hardy 0

Gold River 5, Victoria 4

Oceanside 6, Nanaimo 2

Victoria 4, Port McNeill 2

Port McNeill goals: William Johnson 2. assist: Bradley Hosken.

Comox 6, Gold River 6

Campbell River 6, Nanaimo 5

Comox 3, Victoria 1

Gold River 7, Port McNeill 0

Oceanside 12, Port Hardy 2

Port Hardy goals: Nelson, Jewell.

Comox 10, Port McNeill 0

 

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