Toyota Atom Chiefs win Saanich tournament

The Brian Rice Toyota Atom A Chiefs hockey team struck gold at the 2011 Saanich Remembrance Day minor hockey tournament in Victoria.

THE TOYOTA CHIEFS (left to right): Top row are coaches Ron Barnes







The Brian Rice Toyota Atom A Chiefs hockey team struck gold at the 2011 Saanich Remembrance Day minor hockey tournament in Victoria.

In their first game against the Campbell River Tyees on Friday afternoon the Chiefs eked out a 4-4 tie. Next up for the Chiefs on Saturday afternoon was Juan de Fuca, with the Chiefs prevailing 8-4.

On Saturday evening the Chiefs edged the Oceanside Generals 3-2 in a very close game. Finishing first in their pool, the Chiefs had a semifinal match-up on Sunday against Oceanside.

Going into the second period, the Chiefs were down 5-1 but they worked together to add two goals in the second period and scored an amazing four goals in a five-minute stretch in the third period to win 7-5.

In the final match against the Kerry Park Islanders the Chiefs picked up the pace in the second period and ended with a commanding 10-2 victory to capture the gold medal. “Congratulations to all of the players on a successful tournament!” a team spokesperson said.





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