Ecofish Whalers women’s hockey team enjoyed first trip to Victoria Pacific Cup

The Ecofish Whalers women’s hockey team recently attended the Victoria Pacific Cup for the first time and a great experience it was.

Despite many of their team members having little experience in the big league, they managed to come out with an impressive record of 1-1-1. The Whalers faced teams from the big cities of Victoria and Vancouver and were able to bring their A game, giving each team a good run for their money.

In a game between hometown rivals, the Comox Valley Breakers and Courtenay Whalers battled through three periods of play at the Comox Valley Sports Centre last Saturday.

The Whalers grabbed an early lead, opening with a goal at 18:10. The penalty box was busy for the Whalers, but they held off any chances of power-play goals for the Breakers.

The Breakers scored on a shot from the point with only 11 seconds left in the period to tie the game.

In the second, action was hot and end to end.  The Whalers broke the tie at 12:53 then tallied two more to finish the frame up 4-1.

Third period action started slowly but ended hot, as the Whalers scored three more goals in the last seven minutes to skate off with a 7-1 win.

The Courtenay Whalers will have another chance to show their prowess on the ice when they meet the Port Alberni Lady Cougars on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 3:30 p.m. at the Comox Valley Sports Centre.

The Whalers thank their longtime sponsors Ecofish Research and Brian McLean Chevrolet Buick Ltd.

 

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