The touring Little Wolf Beijing Hockey Club will make a stop at Howie Meeker Arena in Parksville for a game Monday, Feb. 5, beginning at 5:15 p.m.
The Chinese youth, who are on a swing through B.C., will face the Oceanside Atom A Generals competition development team in the contest.
Fans are welcome to attend the exhibition game at no charge.
— OMHA submission
Peewee Pirates uncover gold
The Oceanside Minor Hockey peewee Pirates plundered the Cowichan Valley winter tournament and sailed home with the booty following a dramatic shootout victory in the gold-medal final in January.
Jesse Fox and Kaiden Davies each scored goals and netminder Riley Hammill stopped four shots in the five-round shootout to seal the 5-4 victory over Kerry Park team 2 in the tourney final.
The Pirates had trailed 4-3 until Mason Baines tied it with a goal with two minutes remaining in regulation. Fox added a pair of goals in regulation.
The team finished the tournament with a 3-0-1 record. In pool play, the Pirates swept past Nanaimo 6-1 and blasted Powell River 15-3 before settling for a 1-1 draw with Kerry Park team 1.
The Pirates are coached by Jesse Hamill and Sean Westnedge.
— NEWS staff and Alicia Fox submission
Midgets win playoff opener
The Oceanside Generals rep midget hockey team kicked off the Tier II Vancouver Island playoffs with a dramatic, 4-3 road win over the Campbell River Tyees Sunday, Jan. 28, at Rod Brind’Amour Arena.
The Generals resume round-robin play at home Saturday, with a 4 p.m. matchup with the Comox Valley Chiefs. A win or a tie would clinch one of the top two spots in the Tier II North division and a berth in the Island semifinals.
Bantams open rep playoffs
The Oceanside Generals rep bantam hockey team will kick off play in the Tier II North playoffs with a pair of games this weekend. After travelling to Nanaimo Friday for a 6:45 p.m. game against the Clippers at Nanaimo Ice Centre, the Generals return home Saturday for a 1:45 p.m. contest with Comox Valley at Howie Meeker Arena.
Oceanside will return to Meeker Arena Saturday, Feb. 10, for another home game against Campbell River.
The top two finishers in the round-robin will advance to the Tier II Island semifinals.
Peewees skate to playoff tie
The Oceanside Generals rep peewee squad skated to a 4-4 draw against the Nanaimo Clippers at Nanimo Ice Centre to kick off the Tier II North division playoffs Saturday, Jan. 27.
The peewees will play three games in the four-team round-robin, but local fans will need to wait until the final day of the round to catch the Generals at home Sunday, Feb. 11, at 1:45 p.m. against Campbell River at Meeker Arena.
The team will travel to face Comox Saturday, Feb. 3.
— NEWS staff