Port Hardy's Kale Hunt

Novices put on a show

Local youngsters get a taste of competition at the Port McNeill Minor Hockey novice tournament.

PORT McNEILL—The visiting team from Campbell River rolled through the field, but it was smiles all around for local youngsters in the annual Port McNeill Minor Hockey novice tournament last weekend at Chilton Regional Arena.

The host club was joined by developmental teams, for players 7-8 years old, from Port Hardy, Port Alice and Campbell River in two days of round-robin games.

Campbell River’s Blue Thunder swept through its four games in one-sided fashion, but the North Island squads engaged in some spirited competition that give promise for entertaining matchups in the coming season.

The Port Alice Cougars and Port Hardy Hawks squared off twice and split the matchups, with the Cougars netting a 9-7 win Saturday and the Hawks bouncing back for a 10-6 victory Sunday. Port Hardy also topped Port McNeill’s LA Kings 11-7, but the Kings got their crown later with a 15-13 win over Port Alice.

Players from all teams were treated to a pancake breakfast before Sunday’s games, and many took advantage of Gate House Theatre’s showing of the animated feature Planes Saturday night. The event raised money for the local association through its raffle table, with numerous local businesses contribution items, 50/50 draws and a mid-tourney puck toss.

 

MINOR HOCKEY

 

 

 

Port McNeill Minor Hockey Novice Tournament

Nov. 2-3

At Chilton Arena

 

 

 

Port Hardy 11,

Port McNeill 7

Port Hardy goals: Kale Hunt 6, Mason Northey 2, Keona Olney, Nevaeh Rufus, Tyler Wadhams. Assists: Rylan Krawietz 2. Port McNeill goals: William Grant 3, Jack Barrett 2, Landon Turgeon, Riley Brady.

Campbell River 18,

Port Alice 5

Port Alice goals: Dawson Twamley 5.

Port Alice 9,

Port Hardy 7

Port Alice goals: Dawson Twamley 8, Lily a. Assist: Mariah McGraw. Port Hardy goals: Tyler Wadhams 2, Aren Kufaas, Kale Hunt, Kirsten Strussi, Yuan Niida-Smith, Nevaeh Rufus.

Campbell River 21,

Port McNeill 4

Port McNeill goals: William Grant 3, Emmit Rienks. Assist: Jack Barrett.

Port McNeill 15,

Port Alice 13

Port McNeill goals: Kai Verbrugge 3, William Grant 2, Mark Isaac 2, Xaydan Peterson 2, Dominic Gaudreault, Brilynne Bell, Jack Barrett, Garrett Beek, Riley Brady. Assists: Isaac 3, Grant 2. Port Alice goals: Dawson Twamley 7, Zach Spafford 2, Lucca Stewart 2, Lily Jorgenson,  Isabella Stewart. Assist: Twamley.

Campbell River 13,

Port Hardy 0

Campbell River 18,

Port McNeill 1

Port McNeill goal: Mark Isaac.

Port Hardy 10,

Port Alice 6

 

Port Hardy goals: Mason Northey 3, Tatyana Johnny 2, Ethan Fuller 2, Kale Hunt 2, Isaiah Therrien. Port Alice goals: Dawson Twamley 5, Mariah McGraw.

 

 

Just Posted

7 Mile Landfill operations tender closes October

Taxes covering the landfill have not increased over the past 15 years and are not expected to soon.

NorthIsle starts drilling in Pemberton Hills area after negotiating deal with Freeport

Mining industry one step closer to a revitalization after farm-out agreement

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Port Hardy Fire Rescue’s open house a blazing hit

PHFR Lt. Harding explained that the organization is always looking for more recruits.

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nation drafts first phase of passive housing project

The housing project will have 96 residential units for low-income families.

VIDEO: First legal cannabis purchases as midnight strikes in eastern Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador was the first province to kick off the sale of cannabis, just after midnight local time

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

Canada Post union issues strike notice; rotating strikes could begin Monday

Union says rotating strikes will begin if agreements aren’t reached with bargaining units

Duncan play faces challenges even before first performance as thieves strike

Thefts hamper Deathtrap days before opening at Mercury Theatre

Most Read