Port McNeill's Kyle Rushton slides into the Comox goalie as the puck slips away during the Port McNeill peanut hockey jamboree Saturday at Chilton Regional Arena.

Pucks & Peanuts

Port McNeill Minor Hockey hosts its annual peanut jamboree at Chilton Regional Arena.

PORT McNEILL—The North Island’s hockey stars of tomorrow strutted their stuff — and skated, slid and occasionally stumbled — before an appreciative audience Saturday as Port McNeill Minor Hockey hosted its annual peanut jamboree at Chilton Regional Arena.

The four-team, non-competitive round-robin featured teams of 4- to 6-year-olds from Port McNeill, Port Hardy, Campbell River and the Comox Valley.

Snacks and movies were available in the Image Room upstairs for the youngsters between games. For the parents and kids alike, a substantial raffle table was on display in the lobby, and a puck drop was held midway through the day.

Each game wrapped up with a shootout, in which every player was allowed a chance to skate in on the opposing goal and take their best shot at a score.


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