Alberni midget reps head to provincials

Port Alberni’s two midget rep hockey teams are headed to their respective provincial championships in March.

Port Alberni’s two midget rep hockey teams are headed to their respective provincial championships in March.

Midget Tier 3

Van Isle Ford Midget Bulldogs won their round robin placement games against Tri-Port  (6-5) and Juan de Fuca (8-1).

They then defeated Sooke T3  5–1 on Saturday, Feb. 16 to advance to the Island T3 championships.

Because the midget rep Bulldogs are hosting the B.C. championships they automatically get a berth in the provincials. Victoria, who the Bulldogs are facing in the three-game Island final, will also get a berth even if the Bulldogs win the Island title.

Victoria won their game against Tri-port 4–3 in double overtime, locking up the second spot.

Van Isle Ford Midget A Bulldogs won their game Saturday, Feb. 23 against Victoria 6–3 to take a one-game advantage in the best-of-three Island final.

Game two is this Saturday, March 2 in Victoria  with Game 3 back here in Port Alberni on Sunday, March 3, if necessary.

Midget Tier 4

The JAL Design/AAA Photography Midget B team won the Island Banner championship on Sunday, Feb. 24 in a two-game knockout of Juan de Fuca. First win was on Saturday, Feb 23, an 8-4 victory. They won the banner on Feb. 24 with a final score of 7-1.

The midget B team heads to their provincials in Lillooet, B.C.

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