Port McNeill's Koen Sharpe gets off a backhand shot in front of the defence of Port Hardy's Noah Jensen during their game Sunday in the annual Port Hardy Atom Hockey Tournament at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena.

Port Hardy atoms top McNeill in home tourney

PORT HARDY-Local skaters top Port McNeill to capture fourth place in 2011 Port Hardy Atom Tournament

PORT HARDY—The Port Hardy Minor Hockey Association atom team faced a very familiar opponent Sunday in the playoff round of its annual hockey tournament at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena.

The North Island rival Port McNeill Ice Breakers were back in town, and after a slow start the host Hawks pulled away to a 10-1 victory in the 4th-5th place contest in the five-team tourney.

The Oceanside Snipers claimed the tourney championship with a 5-2 win over the Campbell River Wolves. The Campbell River Ninjas finished in third place after losing Sunday morning’s play-in game against the Wolves for at shot at the top-seeded Snipers.

Port McNeill’s Avory Collins gave the Ice Breakers a lift by scoring the first goal of Sunday’s game against Port Hardy. But that was all Port McNeill could manage against Hawks goalie Michael Perez, and Port Hardy quickly got rolling at the offensive end.

Cody Walkus finished with four goals for the winners and Shaymis Powell had two. Noah Jensen, Michael MacDonald, Eli Heller and Owain Jewell each found the net once, and Dominik Nelson was top playmaker with three assists.

Port Hardy finished with two tournament wins, both over the Ice Breakers.

In the teams’ round-robin meeting in the tourney’s opening game Friday, Walkus had five goals and Powell added two in a 9-0 shutout win.

Port McNeill did not win a game, but did enjoy a big offensive showing in an 8-6 loss to the Ninjas in the second game in pool play.

Collins notched a hat trick and Trey Iceton, Matthew Jones and Koen Sharpe added tallies in the loss. Iceton also added a pair of assists.


Port Hardy Minor Hockey Association

Atom Tournament

Nov. 11-13

At Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena


Port Hardy Hawks 9, Port McNeill Ice Breakers 0

Port Hardy goals: Cody Walkus 5, Shaymis Powell 2, Michael MacDonald, Owain Jewell.

Oceanside Snipers 12, Campbell River Ninjas 4

C.R. Ninjas 4, Port Hardy 1

Port Hardy goal: Powell. Assist: Walkus.

C.R. Ninjas 8, Port McNeill 6

Port McNeill goals: Avory Collins 3, Trey Iceton, Matthew Jones, Koen Sharpe. Assists:  Iceton 2, Collins, Matthew Cook.

Oceanside 7, C.R. Wolves 3

C.R. Wolves 15, Port Hardy 3

Port Hardy goals: Powell 2, Eli Heller. Assist: Dominik Nelson.

C.R. Wolves 15, Port McNeill 1

Port McNeill goal: Koen Sharpe. Assist: Amadeus Javier.

Oceanside 12, Port Hardy 1

Port Hardy goal: MacDonald.

C.R.Wolves 12, C.R. Ninjas 4

Playoff results


C.R. Wolves 5, C.R. Ninjas 3

4th-5th place

Port Hardy 10, Port McNeill 1

Port Hardy goals: Walkus 4, Powell 2, Noah Jensen, MacDonald, Heller, Jewell. Assists:  Nelson 3, Everett Snowdon. Port McNeill goal: Collins.


Oceanside 5, C.R. Wolves 2

(Third place: C.R. Ninjas)



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