The Courtenay Mazda Peewee A Chiefs attended the Abbotsford Ice Breaker minor hockey tournament on the Thanksgiving long weekend.
In the first game against Langley the Chiefs dominated most of game, staking a 5-2 lead. Relaxing late in the game, the Chiefs allowed Langley to make it close but hung on for a 5-4 win.
The next game saw the Chiefs play Aldergrove. Learning their lesson from the previous day, the Chiefs dominated completely, winning 7-2.
In game three on Saturday afternoon, the Chiefs raced out to a 3-0 lead against Chilliwack in the first period. Resting on their laurels again, the Chiefs allowed Chillwack to come back to lead 4-3 at the end of the second period, setting up a spectacular third period.
The Chiefs clawed back to take a 5-4 lead late in the game only to have Chilliwack come back to earn a 5-5 tie. The Chiefs’ 2-0-1 record put them in Sunday’s semifinal against South Island rival Cowichan. The Capitals were the stronger team and cruised to a 6-0 win.
Coach Harris says, “It was a good early season tournament, lots of games with good results, plus a measuring stick game against Cowichan.”
– Mazda Peewee A Chiefs