The Oceanside Atoms Steelers won the gold medal at the Alberni Valley Minor Hockey 2018 Atom Challenge recently. — Caroline Hodgson photo

Oceanside Atom Steelers bring home gold

The Oceanside Atom Steelers won gold at the Alberni Valley Minor Hockey Atom Challenge in Port Alberni earlier this month.

The Steelers fought their way to the final gold medal game after finishing second in round-robin play. Knowing they were the underdogs, the Steelers played hard and never underestimated themselves or their opponents.

Oceanside took on the Nanaimo Phantoms in the final and won 4-1. They took an early lead with goals scored by Mikhail Foster, Spencer Loewen and Spencer Jordan.

Steelers goalie Tom Hodgson was sharp at the post and turned away a steady stream of shots from the Phantoms.

Volunteer coaches Colleen Jordan, Dustin Holland, Bryn McKinnon and Steve McKinnon said they are continually amazed by this team of young players. Staying positive and believing in themselves really does make a difference on the ice.

— Submitted by Caroline Hodgson

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach dragon boating team looks for new members

Team Hot Flash was formed last year and is gearing up for second season

$3.5M all-season turf field planned for Qualicum Beach

Town seeks grant for community playing surface upgrades

Car theft suspect arrested in Coombs

Vehicle and two motorcyles recovered on Jan. 16

Qualicum Beach council big on support for multi-use cinema proposal

Society asks for 10,000 square feet, gets recommendation to consider with strategic plan

Lincoln stolen from Parksville dealership found near Duncan

Vehicle was located three days later with minor damage

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

BC Hydro scammers bilked customers out of nearly $45,000 in 2018

Nearly 2,000 people reported scams to the utility, as they continue to be more common

Overworked and understaffed: More than 300 vacancies in Vancouver Island nursing

Tentative deal with province includes ‘working short premium’ to encourage hiring

Olympian snowboarder Max Parrot diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Each year in Canada, approximately 900 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery accused of sexual assault, harassment

Emery denied the allegations, but a Toronto woman says she is not the only one speaking out

Vancouver Island photographer makes National Geographic’s 2018 elite

Rare double honour for Marston from the 36 best Your Shots out of nearly 19,000 photos

Ex-Liberal candidate in Burnaby, B.C., says volunteer wrote controversial post

Karen Wang dropped out following online post singling out NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s ethnicity

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

The team counted 29 craters that were no older than 290 million years

Canada’s arrest of Huawei exec an act of ‘backstabbing,’ Chinese ambassador says

China has called Canada’s arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou ‘politically motivated’

Most Read