The host Port Hardy Whalers had hoped for a higher placement in the playoff round of the Port McNeill Minor Hockey bantam tournament Sunday at Chilton Regional Arena.
Instead, they took out their frustration on Port Hardy with a 10-0 win over the Hawks in the tourney’s fifth-place matchup.
Adrian Walker-Burroughs and Jacob Foldy each had hat tricks in the one-sided win between the North Island rivals.
The Whalers finished with the same record as Nanaimo following pool play, and had beaten Nanaimo 7-3 in the teams’ first-round meeting. But Nanaimo claimed a tiebreaker on point differential and moved into the third-place game, where it drubbed Campbell River 8-3.
The championship was won by Port Alberni, which finished an unbeaten run with a 4-1 win over Comox in the final.
Jaden Standiforth added two goals and Tyren Dustin and Brandon Saunders scored in Port McNeill’s win Sunday.
Dustin had a hat trick in the earlier win over Nanaimo.
Port McNeill Minor Hockey
At Chilton Regional Arena
Championship: Port Alberni 4, Comox 1
3rd-4th: Nanaimo 8, Campbell River 3
5th-6th: Port McNeill 10, Port Hardy 0
Port McNeill goals: Adrian Walker-Burroughs 3, Jacob Foldy 3, Jaden Standiforth 2, Tyren Dustin, Brandon Saunders. Assists: Walker-Burroughs 2, Standiforth, Dustin.
Port Alberni 7, Campbell River 2
Port McNeill 7, Nanaimo 3
Port McNeill goals: Dustin 3, Evan Heslop, Walker-Burroughs, Brandon Saunders, Evan Gordon-Valan. Assists: Saunders 2, Dustin, Foldy.
Comox 13, Port Hardy 2
Port Hardy goals: Jayden Paul, Fabian Johnson. Assists: Corey Pearson 2, Danielle Dawson.
Campbell River 4, Port McNeill 2
Port McNeill goals: Dustin, Foldy.
Port Alberni 4, Comox 3
Nanaimo 14, Port Hardy 0
Port Alberni 16, Port McNeill 6
Port McNeill goals: Dustin 2, Saunders 2, Standiforth 2. Assists: Saunders 2, Walker-Burroughs, Standiforth.
Campbell River 8, Port Hardy 1
Port Hardy goal: Adam Nelson. Assist: Kristian Jensen.
Comox 9, Nanaimo 0