Midget Gens play big

The Oceanside Midget Generals got a quick start to their season, going unbeaten in their first six league games.

The Oceanside Midget Generals got a quick start to their season, going unbeaten in their first six league games and looking strong as they head towards the Christmas break.

With four wins and two ties in their six league games, the tier two Gens are sitting at the top of their league early in the season. Forward Austin Hykaway leads the way for the team with 24 points (15 goals, nine assists) this season.

“They’ve been playing well,” said head coach Matt Woods. “We’ve been playing well in league play and have been up and down in our tournaments we’ve been in. But things are looking good for us so far, I’m happy with the way we’ve played and it’s been the best start we’ve had with this team in the last three years.”

Off the ice, the Midget Gens will be holding a bottle drive this Sunday, December 6, where half of the proceeds raised will be going to the SOS in Parksville. The team will be stationed at the Parksville Bottle Depot, as well as being out and about in trucks going door to door to see what they can collect.

“It’s great to be doing this as a team,” Woods said. “It helps the boys get that sense of community and allows them to give back. The SOS has been very helpful with local sports for a number of years and we felt it was the best thing for us to try and give back to them with this bottle drive. So we’ll be all over the community, trying to raise as much as we can.”

You can drop off your bottles between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, at the Parksville Bottle Depot or you can e-mail rsbrend@gmail.com with your address and they will come pick up your empties.

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