Port McNeill faced off in high scoring hockey action against Port Hardy in the Peewee league Nov. 21 at the Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill.
Port McNeill came out flying in the first period with three straight goals courtesy of Ethan Hunt, Matthew Datos, and Tristan Mardell.
With 6:30 left in the first period, Port Hardy’s David Hurley beat Port McNeill’s goalie with a nice shot through the five hole.
One minute later Hurley added his second goal of the day, glove side top shelf, to make it 3-2 for Port McNeill.
Hurley would bang in another goal in the front of the net with a little over two minutes left in the first to tie the game 3-3 and record a hat trick.
Port Hardy’s Zack Noel would add a goal to make it 4-3 for Port Hardy before the end of the first period.
In the second period, Port Hardy started to pull away as Zack Noel, David Hurley, Sagel Wilson, and Jack Hurley all scored to make it 8-3 for the Port Hardy team.
Down five goals, Port McNeill dug down deep and battled back.
With under five minutes to go, Tristan Mardell, Owen Johnson, and Ella Barrett all scored clutch goals to close the gap to 9-8 for Port Hardy going into the third period.
Port Hardy came out firing in the third. Zack Noel scored at 19:50, only to be answered by Port McNeill’s Tristan Mardell less than two minutes later.
With the score 10-9 for Port Hardy, Zack Noel added two more goals to pull Port Hardy ahead 12-9 with 8:32 left on the clock.
A few more goals were scored before the time ran out, and Port Hardy clinched the win 13-11 in a high scoring, action packed, back and forth Peewee hockey game.