Members of the Port Hardy Minor Hockey atom team wait with the Warriors' Quinn Mellow

Members of the Port Hardy Minor Hockey atom team wait with the Warriors' Quinn Mellow

Mo’ fun for all in hockey benefit

Port Hardy Warriors and Port Hardy Bulls men’s hockey teams square off in the second annual Movember hockey benefit.

PORT HARDY—Players on both the Port Hardy Warriors and Port Hardy Bulls men’s hockey teams showed off some impressive facial hair when they squared off in the second annual Movember hockey benefit for prostate cancer research Friday at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena.

But they had nothing on the audience.

Children as young as five and six years, along with the ladies from Scotiabank, sported mustaches on an evening that raised approximately $2,500 for the men’s health cause — an amount that was matched by Scotiabank to bring the total to $5,000.

Roughly $350 of that total was raised by the Port Hardy Minor Hockey atom team, whose members dressed in uniform and assisted with cleanup following the puck toss.

The brainchild of the Warriors’ Brian Texmo, Friday’s benefit game included a raffle table, puck toss at the first intermission and a puck shoot at the second intermission.

The puck shoot, with a pair of Vancouver Canucks hockey tickets on the line, was a particular hit, and went to a shootout after Jason Hunt and North Island Eagles peewee player Liem Wadhams tied with 14 successful shots from centre ice in a 60-second period. Hunt claimed the tickets with nine successful shots in the 30-second shootout.

On the ice between whistles, the Bulls and Warriors, both members of the North Island Commercial Hockey League, played a rare, three-period contest that proved one period too long for the Bulls.

The game remained tight through two periods, with the Bulls holding a narrow, 2-1 edge behind goalie Colin Hunko and goals from Andrew Smith and Brad Zealand.

But the Warriors erupted for five unanswered goals in the third period to claim a 6-2 win, their second straight Movember victory.

Shelby Cockell scored the first and last Warriors’ goals and added two assists, but otherwise scoring was spread out. Eddie Walkus, Jordan Nicholson, Texmo and Mitchell Walker also found the net in the win, making a winner of netminder Jason Saunders.

Assists went to Brett Demoe, Quinn Mellow, Arlo Kueber, Walkus, Walker and Corey Swain for the Warriors, and for the Bulls’ Smith, Jordan Campbell and Ryan Handley.

 

Just Posted

Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw went unclaimed. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw went unclaimed. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lotto Max jackpot goes unclaimed again

42 of the 64 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million were won, the majority were sold in Ontario

Ma Murrays 2021 virtual ceremony screenshot
North Island Gazette wins big at 2021 Ma Murray Newspaper Awards

Zoe Ducklow and Bill McQuarrie both won gold at the online ceremony

Port Hardy council has agreed to cancel Canada Day celebrations in wake of the discovery of the remains of 215 children being found on the grounds of a former residential school. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Council votes to cancel Canada Day celebrations in wake of mass grave sites being found

Coun. Treena Smith made the motion for the chamber to not host Canada Day celebrations this year

Port Hardy Fire Rescue responded to an early morning fire around 3:50 a.m. on Sunday, June 13. Two porta-potties were on fire at the Visitor’s Centre on Hastings Street. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 250-949-6335. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)
Firefighters respond to early morning fire near visitor centre in Port Hardy

Two porta-potties were on fire at the Visitor’s Centre on Hastings Street

North Island MLA Michele Babchuk. Photo contributed
COMMENTARY: MLA Michele Babchuk talks the future of forestry

‘These forests are important to every single one of us, myself included’

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

Restaurant patrons enjoy the weather on a patio in Vancouver, B.C., on April 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Labour shortages, closed borders major obstacles to B.C. restaurant, tourism restarts

Industry expert says it won’t start to recover until international travellers can visit

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

(pixabay file shot)
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘unsafe,’ calls for changes

Review states a maximum of 22 hours for youth, aged 12 from to 17, to be placed in solitary

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

The B.C. government’s vaccine booking website is busy processing second-dose appointments, with more than 76 per cent of adults having received a first dose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations stable for Tuesday

108 new confirmed cases, 139 in hospital, 39 in intensive care

Cowichan Tribes man Adrian Sylvester is worried that he was targetted by a trailer hitch thrown from a vehicle. (Facebook photo)
Cowichan Tribes man worried he was target of trailer hitch

Adrian Sylvester says no one has reported a missing hitch after one nearly hit him

Most Read