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.

 

 

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