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).