Atom hockey tourney

The two local entries in the Oceanside Minor Hockey atom spring break tournament got off to fast starts.

Oceanside Red Rebels goalie Jameson Mallhat gets some help from teammate Markus Goodman while fending off a Surrey attacker during their game Wednesday in the Oceanside Minor Hockey atom tournament at Oceanside Place.

Oceanside Red Rebels goalie Jameson Mallhat gets some help from teammate Markus Goodman while fending off a Surrey attacker during their game Wednesday in the Oceanside Minor Hockey atom tournament at Oceanside Place.

The two local entries in the annual Oceanside Minor Hockey atom spring break tournament got off to fast starts, putting themselves in good position for a shot at today’s finals.

The Oceanside Knights rolled to wins of 10-4 over the Nanaimo Flyers and 10-2 over the Nanaimo Buccaneers in round-robin action Tuesday.

The Oceanside Red Rebels, meanwhile, coasted to a 17-1 win over Saanich and upended Juan de Fuca C-5 by a 7-3 score.

The final pool games were completed Wednesday after The NEWS went to press.

The third-fourth place game begins March 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Howie Meeker Rink, with puck to drop on the gold-medal final at 1:45 p.m.

— NEWS staff

Round 1-2 results:

Oceanside Knights 10, Nanaimo Flyers 4

Ridge Meadow 5, Nanaimo Buccaneers 1

Oceanside Red Rebels 17, Saanich 1

Surrey 9, Juan de Fuca C-5 1

Nanaimo Black Knights 6, Saanich 3

Oceanside Knights 10, Buccaneers 2

Ridge Meadow 7, Juan de Fuca C-1 3

Oceanside Red Rebels 7, Juan de Fuca C-5 3

Surrey 17, Nanaimo Black Knights 2