The Oceanside Minor Hockey Peewee Pirates celebrate with their gold medals after winning the Fuller Lake Winter Hockey Tournament in Lake Cowichan in January. — Photo submitted by Alicia Fox

Parksville hosts touring Chinese hockey club

Oceanside Atom Generals to play visitors in exhibition game Feb. 5

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.

Nanaimo kicked off the four-team round-robin, which includes Campbell River, with a 3-1 win at Comox last Sunday.

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 again this weekend to face Comox Valley Saturday, Feb. 3., at 2:30 p.m

— NEWS staff

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