This time, the North Island Eagles midgets closed the deal.
After posting a 4-0 shutout of host Nanaimo Saturday behind goalie Lucas Robertson, the Eagles got scoring from throughout their roster in a 10-2 pasting of the Clippers in Sunday’s Vancouver Island Hockey League Tier 3 rematch.
In three previous weekend doubleheaders this season, the midgets had won Saturday’s opening game — twice by shutout — only to tie or lose to the same team in Sunday’s getaway game.
The Eagles (17-4-2 overall, 6-2-1 in league play) made sure that didn’t happen again by exploding for six, second-period goals after a scoreless first period Sunday.
David Shaw, Eric Kennelly, Shae Mattice and Taylor Logan scored two goals each in the win, which was backstopped by goalie Stevyn Ruel.
Mitchell Walker and Thor Rosback scored individual goals, and Lucas Woo was the top playmaker with three assists.
Shaw and Rosback contributed two assists each, and Kennelly, Jordan Lambert, Robbie Brittain, Logan and Justin Gelinas had one each.
Shaw, a bantam, was playing up a division while his team was idle for the weekend.
Eagles 4, Clippers 0
Rosback scored two goals and Walker had a pair of assists as the midgets got all the offence they would need for Robertson in Saturday’s win. The contest was a counting league game, a makeup for a scheduled game in Port McNeill Dec. 19 that was postponed.
Derian Hamilton and Kennelly added scores for the midgets, with Shaw and Gelinas pitching in assists.
The midgets wrap up the regular season Saturday at 4 p.m. against Comox in Port Hardy.
Bantams at home
The Eagles bantams (16-10, 3-6) will finish regular-season play in Port Alice Saturday, hosting the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in a game at 2 p.m.