Powell River Midget Reps moved one step closer to a berth in the BC Hockey Midget Tier 3 provincial championship tournament with a win over Tri-Port in Port Hardy on Saturday, February 22.
Callum Street scored twice in the first period and Ruven Hoppe added a single for a 3-0 Powell River lead after 20 minutes. Second period goals by Isaac Shelton and Ross Ciarniello added to the lead, followed by two more in the third period off the sticks of Gavin Mastrodonato and Danny Schreurs.
Shelton had two assists on the day for a three-point game. Mastrodonato, Hoppe, Street, Matteo Porchetta and Bradley Cimaglia also had helpers in the 7-1 win.
Tri-Port scored the last goal of the game with two minutes remaining to ruin the shutout.
Powell River leads the best-of-three Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association Midget Tier 3 final series 1-0 and will host game two at 1:30 pm on Saturday, February 29, at Hap Parker Arena. Game three, if necessary, is scheduled for 1:30 pm on Sunday, March 1, also in Powell River.
BC Hockey Midget Tier 3 Championships take place in Summerland from March 15 to 20.