Dino Rokanas of the Oceanside Knights (centre) fires a shot between a pair of Oceanside Red Rebels defenders during their matchup in the third-place final of the Oceanside Minor Hockey atom recreational hockey tournament at Oceanside Place Thursday.

Local teams go head-to-head in atom tourney finals

Oceanside Knights, Red Rebels duel in third-place game of annual Oceanside Minor Hockey recreational tournament

  • Mar. 22, 2016 10:00 a.m.

The good news for host Oceanside Minor Hockey was that both of its local teams reached the final four in the annual Atom Recreational Tournament last week at Oceanside Place Arena.

The bad news: the Red Rebels and the Knights had to square off against each other in an in-house duel for the bronze medal.

Anthony McLaughlin had a three-point game with two goals and an assist to lead an otherwise balanced attack as the Knights rolled to a 9-1 victory.

Jesse Fox provided the Red Rebels with their big highlight and produced the biggest cheers of the day when he scored with just 2.5 seconds left in the third period to avert the shutout. Up to that point, Knights goalie Riley Hammill had been perfect between the pipes, but Fox’s goal drew whoops and whistles from supporters of both teams in a tournament that emphasized fun and sportsmanship.

Oceanside Knights goalie Riley Hamill looks back to watch a shot by the Oceanside Red Rebels’ Levi Drake (left) sail across the goalmouth during their third-place final Thursday. — Image credit: J.R. Rardon/PQB NEWS

The three-day, 10-team tournament wrapped up with Surrey facing Ridge Meadows in the championship final. The Knights finished second behind Surrey in Pool A, while the Red Rebels were runners-up to Ridge Meadow in Pool B, earning their spots in the third-place final.

Ridge Meadows took the tournament title with a 6-4 win over Surrey.

Other programs participating were Nanaimo (three teams), Juan de Fuca (two teams) and Saanich.

McLaughlin scored the game’s first two goals. The Knights also got goals from Jonah Johnson, Emily McKinnon, Amika Waite, Jack Jansonius, Kaiden Davies and Dino Rokanas.

Curtis Loupoy had two assists, and single helpers were collected by Waite, Davies, Luke Horrigan, Ryland Flynn, Zack Pasquill and Brock Weme.

Fox’s goal for the Red Rebels was assisted by Truman Croden and William Crowe. Jameson Mailhot was in goal for the Rebels.

CORRECTION: In the Thursday, March 17 edition of The NEWS, a photo from on the opening day of the tourney misidentified two Red Rebels players. Jameson Mailhot was the goalie, and he was joined in the photo by teammate Jesse Fox. The NEWS regrets this error.

— NEWS Staff

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