Peewees drop playoff opener

The North Island Eagles peewee rep hockey team got off to a rocky start in the Tier 3 playoffs Saturday, dropping an 8-2 decision to Kerry Park in Victoria.

The North Island Eagles peewee rep hockey team got off to a rocky start in the Tier 3 playoffs Saturday, dropping an 8-2 decision to Kerry Park in Victoria.

The peewees, who entered the postseason on a three-game winning streak, will try to regain their winning form Saturday when they host Campbell River at 1 p.m. in Port Alice Arena in the second round-robin game of the Tier 3 North pool.

At Kerry Park, Matthew Cahill scored off assists from Alexander Stavrakov and Alex Scott, and Stavrakov was credited for a score when Kerry Park was victimized by an own-goal. Shae Simpson was in net for the Eagles.

Rep midgets

The Eagles midgets will kick off the first round of the Tier 3 North midget playoffs at home, hosting Kerry Park at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Port McNeill.

The three-team round-robin will continue the following week when the midgets travel to Port Alberni to face the Bulldogs.

The midgets (18-4-3) tuned up for the playoffs with a 2-2 exhibition tie Saturday against Campbell River’s Tier 1 squad.

Rep bantams

The Eagles bantams also begin postseason play on the North Island this weekend, hosting Campbell River at 11 a.m. Sunday in Port McNeill.

North and South Island teams are in a single Tier 3 classification, which will give the Eagles (17-11) four round-robin games. After traveling for games Feb. 12-13, they will return home to host Kerry Park Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. in Port Hardy.