The Port Hard Wild women’s hockey team claimed what is believed to be its first tournament title Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Campbell River Royal Coachmen in the Intermediate Division final of the Campbell River Wildcat Tournament at Strathcona Gardens.
The victory in the final avenged the team’s only loss, a 2-0 round-robin defeat at the hands of Campbell River in a game in which the team lost more than a half-hour of ice time due to an injury to an opposing player.
The Wild opened with a 2-1 win over Kerry Park and added a 3-1 win over a second Campbell River team to earn their way into the Intermediate final.
Registration is now underway for youth ball programs in both Port Hardy and Port McNeill.
Port Hardy youngsters can register throughout April at Jim’s Hardy Sports in the Thunderbird Mall. Registration fee is $45. The season will begin in early May and run for six weeks.
In Port McNeill, registration has been extended at Timberland Sports for the local youth ball program. For additional info, call Tammi Beek at 250-956-9852.
Soccer ref clinic
Port Hardy Youth Soccer will sponsor a free referee clinic at Port McNeill’s Sunset Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10. Referees interested in calling games and tournaments at any age level are welcome to take part.
Referees for the mini level (ages 10-under) will get instruction in the morning session. The clinic for division (12-over) referees will be held in the afternoon.
Port Hardy Youth Soccer is also putting out a call to all interested coaches and volunteers to help with the coming season, which will run from April to June.
The season will be bracketed by each community’s large tournaments. The Port McNeill Mud Bowl is scheduled for April 29-May 1, and the Port Hardy Invitational Tournament will wrap things up June 24-26.
To register for the referee clinic, to sign up for a volunteer spot or for more information, call Sarah at 250-949-6687.