TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS The North Island Atom Eagles continued their win streak in league play, defeating the Saanich Braves on Saturday in Port McNeill.

North Island Atom Eagles chop down Braves, push league record to 4-2-1

The Eagles cruised to an easy 10-3 victory.

The North Island Atom Eagles continue to excell in VIAHA’s Tier Three division, and they proved their mettle once again by knocking off the Saanich Braves in Port McNeill on Saturday.

The Eagles got out to an early 1-0 lead in the first period thanks to a goal from Tyce Manke at 7:21, assisted by Axen Peterson, and they continued to bring the heat after that.

The Eagles notched four more points in the second, courtesy of captain Kyle Rushton and Dakota Knighton (x3), with assists going to Carter Henschke (x2), Drake Brooks, and Rushton (x3).

With the game all but over at this point, the Eagles continued on with their offensive assault in the third period by unleashing an avalanche of goals from Henschke, Peterson, Rushton, and Knighton (x2), with assists going to Rushton, Linden Tomasi, Jessica Blodgett, William Harrison, Dallas Puglas, and Johan Topfer.

All told, the Eagles soared to a 10-3 victory, with goaltender Matt Mercer looking strong when called upon to stop the puck.

The Eagles now have a very respectable 4-2-1 record, and could potentially be in line to contend for the league banner if things keep progressing at this rate.


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