PORT McNEILL—The host club proved far more generous than it had hoped when Port McNeill Minor Hockey held its annual midget hockey tournament last weekend at Chilton Regional Arena.
The Whalers of Port McNeill went winless in the tourney, falling 14-2 to North Island rival Port Hardy in Sunday’s seventh-place game.
Liam Ryan scored four goals to pace Port Hardy, which tied in two of its three tournament games but missed out on a berth in the fifth-place game by a goal-differential tiebreaker.
That left the two North Island entries to renew their rivalry in the final game of the eight-team tournament.
Sunday’s playoff scheduled was reversed for travel purposes. Semiahmoo claimed the title with a 2-1 win over the Comox Valley Thundercats.
Cowichan Krauza claimed third place, 1-0 over Oceanside Green.
Port McNeill Minor Hockey
At Chilton Regional Arena
Championship: Semiahmoo 2, Comox Thundercats 1
Third-fourth: Cowichan Krauza 1, Oceanside Green 0
Fifth-sixth: Comox Hamilton Logging 4, Oceanside Red Army 3
Seventh-eighth: Port Hardy 14, Port McNeill 2
Port Hardy goals: Liam Ryan 4, Carson Porter 2, Brett Walker 2, Thomas Coon, Tristan Swain-Walkus, Jesse Gooding, Chris Thorpe, David Shaw, Jordon Thompson. Assists: Jace Lomax 3, Coon 2, Shaw 2, Swain-Walkus, Drew Robertson, Terry Walkus, Cody Diotte, Martin Walkus, Thorpe. Goalie: Cole Kinley. Port McNeill goals: Zach Cameron, Zach Swanson. Assist: Jessica Hilts.
Oceanside Green 4, Comox Thundercats 0
Comox Hamilton Logging 9, Port McNeill 0
Cowichan Krauza 6, Oceanside Red Army 6
Semiahmoo 9, Port Hardy 0
OS Green 3, Ham. Logging 2
Thundercats 9, Port McNeill 3
Port McNeill goals: Cameron 2, Connor Scott. Assists: Adam Bastarache, Brandon Saunders.
Port Hardy 2, Cowichan 2
Port Hardy goals: Gooding, Shaw. Assists: Thorpe, Swain-Walkus, Coon.
Semiahmoo 3, OS Red Army 2
OS Green 7, Port McNeill 0
Cowichan 6, Ham. Logging 3
Semiahmoo 2, Thundercats 2
Port Hardy 4, Red Army 4
Port Hardy goals: Thompson 2, Walker, Swain-Walkus. Assists: Ryan, Diotte, Thorpe.