Midgets and peewees kick off playoffs

The North Island Eagles midget and peewee teams will open the 2012 Vancouver Island Tier 3 playoffs with home games

The North Island Eagles midget and peewee teams will open the 2012 Vancouver Island Tier 3 playoffs with home games this Saturday, while the Eagles bantams open the playoffs on the road.

Both of this week’s games will be played at Port McNeill’s Chilton Regional Arena.

The Eagles peewees host Kerry Park at 2 p.m., followed by the midgets against Juan de Fuca at 4:15 p.m.

The bantams travel to Campbell River this week, then return for a home playoff game against Powell River next Saturday at 1:15 p.m. in Port Hardy.

Each of the squads is part of a three-team, Vancouver Island-North round-robin series that will determine the two North Division qualifiers into the Island semifinals. The winner of each series will claim the No. 1 seed and host the South’s No. 2 in the semifinals later this month. The runner-up claims the No. 2 seed and will travel to play the South’s top qualifier.

The eventual winners will square off in a three-game series to determine the Island’s representative to the Tier 3 provincial championships.

After opening here against Juan de Fuca, the midgets will travel to Kerry Park for a 4:50 p.m. game next Saturday. The following day, Kerry Park and Juan de Fuca meet to wrap up the series.

The Eagles bantams travel to Campbell River Saturday for a 6:15 p.m. game against the Tyees before returning next week to host Powell River. Campbell River and Powell River will wrap up the series next Sunday.

After opening here Saturday, the Eagles peewees travel to Powell River to close out the North Division series with a 2:15 p.m. game next Saturday. Powell River and Kerry Park opened the round-robin last weekend.

Atoms to tourney


The North Island Eagles atom development program takes a break from league play this weekend to compete in the Campbell River Tyees tournament. The atoms wrap up regular-season league play the following Saturday, Feb. 11, with a 3 p.m. contest against Cowichan Valley in Port McNeill.



Just Posted

Eke Me-Xi Learning Centre’s 2018-2019 graduating class

The Eke Me-Xi Learning Centre is located on the Tsulquate reserve in the North Island.

Skin deep: A look inside the ink behind Beacon Tattoo

Patrick Berube, owner of Beacon Tattoo, spends most of his Tuesdays at… Continue reading

Second recreational cannabis shop opens its doors in Port Hardy

Pacificanna owner Darren Saunders was excited to finally see his family-run business open up shop.

Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: A lone crow landing beside an eagle

“I saw an eagle just sitting there, but I had a feeling it wouldn’t be there long as I got closer”

Port McNeill council’s June 17 meeting features ‘packed agenda’

A draft policy on wildfire response for the Port McNeill Volunteer Fire Department was presented.

VIDEO: Tributes flow on 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death

Jackson received a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol on June 25, 2009. He died at age 50

40 cats, kittens surrendered in apparent animal hoarding at Vancouver home

Officers found the cats living among piles of garbage and feces, suffering from fleas

Campers hailed heroes in rock face rescue at Vancouver Island provincial park

The campers quickly noticed the man in distress and jumped into the river to swim across.

Vancouver Aquarium drops cetacean ban lawsuit in new lease agreement

Ocean Wise CEO Lasse Gustavsson called the updated lease an exciting new chapter for the aquarium

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Stz’uminus dies from injuries

A male pedestrian was struck in the early morning of June 25

Thieves steal two $40K chairs featuring gold serpents from Vancouver furniture store

Chairs believed to be the only two of its kind in Canada, police said

Poll: Rising gas prices force B.C. residents rethink summer road trips

63 per cent of respondents reported gas prices are impacting their day-to-day finances

PHOTO: Moose cow and calf relax in Williams Lake flower garden

The homeowners got a surprise when they checked their most recent surveillance footage

Two in hospital after plane crashes in Okanagan Lake

RCMP say wheels left down caused landing plane to overturn on lake

Most Read