Rep bantams advance; midgets ousted

North Island Eagles squads experience highs, lows in Vancouver Island hockey playoffs

  • Feb. 20, 2011 10:00 a.m.

The North Island Eagles bantam rep hockey team clinched the top seed and home-ice advantage in the Vancouver Island Tier 3 hockey finals with an 8-3 drubbing of the Kerry Park Islanders Saturday in Port Hardy.

One day later in Port Hardy, the Eagles midgets suffered a much different fate, falling out of the playoffs with a 6-3 semifinal loss to the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena.

Curtis McCarrick had a hat trick and Cole Rennie scored two goals Saturday for the Eagles bantams, who are two wins away from the Island’s berth in the Tier 3 Provincial Championships. The Eagles will kick off their best-of-three finals series with a trip to Victoria the weekend of Feb. 26-27, then return to the North Island the following week for the second and, if necessary, third game of the series.

The midgets, who swept the North Vancouver Island round-robin to earn Sunday’s home date with Juan de Fuca, were bidding for a spot in the best-of-three Island finals. Juan de Fuca, the South No. 2 seed, will advance to face either Saanich or Kerry Park in the finals.

Eric Kennelly scored two goals in the loss.

Additional details and photos will appear in Thursday’s print edition of the Gazette.

Just Posted

VIDEOS: North Island Bantam Eagles place second at Tier 3 Bantam Championships in Port Hardy

“This is now a piece of North Island history and will be talked about for many years to come.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tier 3 Bantam Championships

“The packed arena and electricity within was fantastic.”

Port Hardy RCMP issues warning about recent overdose

“Our primary concern is public safety. We are urging the public to be aware of what is circulating.”

Port Hardy RCMP looking for volunteers who are interested in public safety

“The volunteer program will include community and crime prevention programs”

Suspicious fire in Alert Bay burns two homes, spreads to nearby bush

Police say underage suspects have been identified

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Fundraising campaign launched for man caught in SilverStar avalanche

In only two days, the GoFundMe surpassed its $15,000 goal

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frightened cruise passengers in Norway

The Viking Sky cruise ship was carrying 1,300 passengers and crew when it experienced engine trouble

Search and rescue team helicopters injured climber from B.C. provincial park

A 30-year-old woman suffered a suspected lower-limb fracture in Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel “does not exonerate” Trump of obstructing justice

Trudeau in Vancouver to support Tamara Taggart at Liberal nomination event

The former broadcaster is seeking the nomination for the Vancouver Kingsway riding

Trudeau calls May 6 byelection for B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith

The riding opened up when Sheila Malcolmson resigned in January

B.C. VIEWS: The hijacking of our education system gathers speed

Children taught to strike and shout fringe far-left demands

Judges on Twitter? Ethical guidance for those on the bench under review

Canadian judges involvement in community life are among issues under review

Most Read