PORT McNEILL—Chris Dutcyvich and Reed Allen each notched hat tricks Sunday as the Port McNeill Mustangs kicked off their North Island Commercial Hockey League season with an 8-2 romp over the visiting Neucel Islanders at Chilton Regional Arena.
The Mustangs blew the game open with four unanswered goals in the final 15 minutes after xxx McKay scored on a point-blank shot at the post to bring the Islanders within 4-2 at 3:59 of the last period.
Dutcyvich restored the two-goal lead a minute-and-a-half later when he skated through the circle, decked goalie Ryan Stewart to the ice and potted a short-range shot. Glenn Moore followed with a wrist shot from the slot at 10:20 and Allen scored back-to-back goals in the final 1:22 of play to wrap up the scoring.
Allen added three assists for a six-point evening. Joe Murgatroyd also scored for the Mustangs and Bob Wells picked up the win in goal.
Chris Brennan scored for Neucel with 1:09 left in the opening period after the Mustangs had jumped to a 3-0 lead. Zach Swanson assisted on both Islanders goals.
Al Rushton contributed three assists for the Mustangs, Murgatroyd had two helpers, and Shay Peterson, Tom Cessford and Moore added assists.