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Spot in BC finals booked by Powell River U13 Kings

Minor hockey team will represent Vancouver Island region at provincials in West Vancouver
Powell River U13 Kings’ forward Gabriel Caldarone (15) cuts toward the Alberni Valley net during a minor hockey playoff game at Hap Parker Arena on March 4. Caldarone scored once in a 7-3 win for the home team.

Kooper Kozmeniuk recorded a hat-trick and Lucas Gruntman scored a pair of goals to lead Powell River U13 Kings to a 7-3 playoff win over Alberni Valley Bulldogs at Powell River Recreation Complex on Saturday, March 4.

Gabriel Caldarone and Lucas Vizzutti also scored for the Powell River team, which led 2-0 after the first period and 6-2 after 40 minutes.

Gruntman also assisted on three goals for a five-point game. Cooper Lawry set up two goals for the home team; Reid Stekman, Carson Laing, Harper Berukoff and Kozmeniuk had one helper each.

Powell River received the banner as Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association Tier 3 champions after the game and will compete for a provincial title in West Vancouver later this month (March 19 to 23) against other regional champions.

Powell River Minor Hockey Association's U15 team is also off the the provincials after a win over North Island Eagles, also on March 4.