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