Tri-Port Midget Wild dominate on the road

The Tri-Port Midget Wild bounced back from a rough 6-3 loss to the Cowichan Valley Capitals with two big back-to-back road wins.

The Wild travelled down to Victoria on Saturday to face the Juan De Fuca Grizzlies, who they had tied 2-2 earlier in the season at the Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill, and they came out firing right from the drop of the puck.

Wild sniper Bree-Anna Henderson opened the scoring, assisted by Madison Van Will, with 3:01 left in the first period, and then Mackenzie Murgatroyd put the puck in the net at 13:09 of the second period off a pass from Henderson.

The Wild didn’t stop scoring from there.

Captain Kerrigan Sharpe netted the puck a minute later, assisted by Taylor Ranger and Henderson, and then Henderson scored her second goal of the game at 4:56 of the second period.

Wild forward Kaitlyn Wilson took over from that point, scoring three goals to complete the hat-trick, propelling her team on to a huge 7-0 win.

The Wild completed their road trip with a rematch against the Campbell River Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon.

The Hurricanes had previously defeated the Wild in league play 6-3 at the Doug Bondue Arena in Port Alice at the start of the season, but the Wild were more than ready to gain some redemption this time.

In what turned out to be a goaltender’s battle, Avary Miller picked up her third shut out of the season, stopping every shot from the Hurricanes’ players over all three periods.

Henderson notched the game winning goal at 9:12 of the first period, which was assisted by linemate Jessica Wadhams.

Wild team manager Serena Foldy said the girls were “awesome all weekend… they never gave up and played with heart.”

The Wild are now 3-2 overall this season with 16 goals for, and only eight goals against.

Just Posted

North Island College holding information session on new culinary diploma

Get a sneak peek at the new culinary kitchen at the Campbell River campus

Council approves replacement of overhead heaters at Fire Hall

Port Hardy council has agreed to spend $11,000 on the replacement of… Continue reading

North Island Eagles minor rep ockey organization hand out year-end awards in Port McNeill

It was quite the season and then some for minor rep hockey here in the North Island.

North Island resident to campaign on climate, economy for Liberal Party seat in Ottawa

Peter Schwarzhoff joins race for the second time in North Island-Powell River riding

Press release: Port Alice Health Centre service model announced

“a sustainable and dependable model of health care service delivery in Port Alice is a priority”

Kelowna toddler suffers cracked skull after fall from balcony

Neighbour who found the two-year-old boy said he has a bump the size of a golf ball on his head

Support growing for orphaned Okanagan child after father dies in highway crash

Family thanks emergency crews for assistance in traumatic incident

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

UPDATED: B.C. man says he’ll take People’s Party lawsuit as far as he can

Federal judge shut down Satinder Dhillon’s ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of PPC name in byelection

Canada stripping citizenship from Chinese man over alleged marriage fraud

The move comes amid severely strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing

Nevada court orders former Vancouver man to pay back $21.7M to investors

The commission says Michael Lathigee committed fraud over a decade ago

Most Read