TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO The Tri-Port Midget Wild travelled down island to battle the Oceanside Icebreakers, coming back home with a 1-1 tie.

Tri-Port Midget Wild tie Oceanside Icebreakers on the road

The Tri-Port Midget Wild travelled down island for a very important game against Oceanside Icebreakers, one that would decide who the top team in Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association’s female midget division is.

The game was incredibly close over all three periods, with the Wild holding a tight 1-0 lead thanks to forward Kaitlyn Wilson finding the back of the net in the first.

With time running out in the third, the Icebreakers pulled their goalie “and they scored with less than a minute to go,” said Tri-Port Female Minor Hockey Coordinator Lisa Brown, who added that goaltender Avary Miller “played phenomenal. It was a cluster of players in front of the net and she was screened.”

When the final buzzer went, the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

The Wild are currently sitting in second place in their division, with an excellent 4-1-3 record, trailing the Icebreakers by only two points.

The Wild will be back in action Feb. 9 at the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy against the Juan De Fuca Grizzlies, as they continue their path towards earning another league banner.

See next week’s Gazette for a story on the Wild’s performance at Wickfest!


Just Posted

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”

First annual Pride Day coming to Port Hardy in August

Pride contributes to a more inclusive and safe community for LGBTQ+ identifying individuals.

Blaney plan helps seniors late with taxes

Simple solution to important issue: North Island-Powell River MP

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Victoria Day

How much do you know about the monarch whose day we celebrate each May?

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Most Read