Midget Reps hit speed bump, still fun

Oceanside’s Midget Rep hockey team hit a speed bump heading into the Christmas break, but their coach says he likes what he sees.

Midget Rep Generals’ Dawson Balaski

Midget Rep Generals’ Dawson Balaski

Oceanside’s Midget Rep hockey team hit a speed bump on home ice heading into the Christmas break, as they came up on the short end of identical 4-2 finals, but their coach says he likes what he sees.

“They’re certainly coming together with the team concept, and I think they’re having a lot of fun right now — it’s high-level up-tempo hockey that’s for sure,” said head coach Darren Freeman.

In action at Oceanside Place Dec. 15-16, the Midget Rep Gens gave Comox and Racquet Club both a good run for their money.

“They were both great games,” Freeman confirmed after, pointing out “either one of those games could have gone either way — they were both quality games.”

The difference on the day in both games he said “was puck luck basically. Our chances didn’t go in and their’s did.”

The Midget Rep Gens head into the break sitting third out of five teams in their Tier 2 league at 5-5-1. The squad of 15-17 year olds takes its game down Island to the Victoria Ice Hawks Tournament Dec. 28-30.

League play resumes mid January at home against Juan de Fuca.