North Island Peewee Eagles remain undefeated

The North Island Peewee Eagles kept their undefeated record in tact against the Comox Valley Chiefs.

Someone’s undefeated record had to go on Saturday, and it wasn’t the North Island Peewee Eagles.

The Eagles, fresh off a solid 7-3 win over the Saanich Braves the week prior where they “built a nice lead and for the most part didn’t have many breakdowns,” said Coach Ryan Handley, who added that “Griffin Handley was in net and was his steady self, he made a couple real nice toe saves early on when the score was tied 0-0 to stop any momentum they may have gotten.”

Handley stated after the game against the Braves that the coaches made sure to remind the boys that “teams are gunning for us now because we haven’t lost in roughly 14 games, and its only going to get harder for us.”

The undefeated Eagles played the undefeated Comox Valley Chiefs on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Chilton Regional Arena, and you could tell right from the opening face-off the hometown team was determined to win.

The Eagles’ Captain Ethan Bono opened the scoring up at 14:37 with an excellent goal, and then David Klatt netted another goal for the Eagles at 9:11.

In the 2nd period, the Eagles’ Brandon Brotchie scored at 19:13, followed by a goal from Kai Verbrugge at 16:37, then Duante McKinney scored at 15:55.

Bono then netted two more goals at 3:10 and 2:30 to pickup a hat trick before the 3rd period even started.

The Eagles shut down the Chiefs defensively in the 3rd, and Kale Hunt scored the last goal of the game at 8:12 to secure the shutout win 8-0 for the still undefeated North Island team.

Handley stated after the game that the coaching staff had the team go through “two real hard practices this week to get them ready for the game today. It was a lot of skating, a lot of tempo drills, and the kids responded today with probably the best game we’ve played all season.”

He added that “the boys are really buying in and playing a sound system game, its been a pleasure to coach these kids so far this year.”

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