Mike Schofield of the Islanders and Chad McKenzie of the Bulls jockey for position as Bulls goalie Barry Wilson trips over McKenzie's stick during Friday's game in Port Alice.

Mike Schofield of the Islanders and Chad McKenzie of the Bulls jockey for position as Bulls goalie Barry Wilson trips over McKenzie's stick during Friday's game in Port Alice.

Islanders pull away from Bulls down stretch

PORT ALICE-Stewart's hat trick helps Neucel squad snapp 1-1 halftime tie in commercial hockey league play

PORT ALICE—Dave Stewart scored a second-period hat trick, including the game-winner, and finished with five points as the Neucel Islanders broke open a tie game and went on to a 6-2 win over the Port Hardy Bulls in commercial hockey league play Friday in Port Alice.

The game was tied 1-1 at halftime and that score held for almost half of the final period before the Islanders (5-6) erupted for five goals in the final 10:16.

Rory Bondue, Matt Senciw and Mike Schofield also scored for the winners, with Adam Hall collecting the win in goal.

Curtis Martyn scored both goals for the Bulls (2-10).

 

Warriors, Mustangs tie

Shelby Cockell’s third goal of the night lifted the Port Hardy Warriors to a 5-5 tie with the Port McNeill Mustangs, putting the first blemish on the Mustangs’ record.

John Murgatroyd added a hat trick for the Mustangs (8-0-1), and Chris Dutcyvich and Kurtis Grant scored.

Randy Walkus and Corey Swain contributed goals for the Warriors (7-6-1).