Bantam Thunderbirds win silver at Alberni tourney

Sooke squad edged out in finals

The Sooke Thunderbirds came home with silver at last weekend’s bantam hockey tournament in Port Alberni.

Sooke lost in the final to Parksville’s Oceanside Generals by a score of 7-3.

The Generals had period leads of 3-1, 5-3 and 7-3, and powered their way to the championship on two power play goals.

Goal scorers for Sooke were Manzi Gatari, Jasper McConnachie, and Grady Sluggett.

In early tournament play, the Thunderbirds beat Alberni Valley Bulldogs 6-3 and 9-4 and shutout the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies 6-0. The squad’s only defeat came at the hands of the Generals, losing 5-3.

This weekend the Thunderbirds return to their regular season schedule with games against Victoria and Juan de Fuca.

The Thunderbirds remain atop the Island league Division 3 standings with an 8-1-0 record.

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