Juan de Fuca Grizzlies atom teams made the most of their second week of spring break by capturing the top three spots at the Oceanside Minor Hockey Association tournament.
The JDF Grizzlies C2 team, coached by Ken Duncan, Boyd Moehling and Trevor Scoville earned the highest point total of all teams and went undefeated in five games.
The gold medal match saw the A pool winning Grizzlies C2 team face off against their affiliated Grizzlies C1 team, which topped the B pool with three wins and a tie.
The stands at the Howie Meeker Arena in Parksville were packed with very loud supporters for each team.
A hard-fought game saw the lead swing back and forth. In the end, the C2 team hung on for a 4-3 win, despite playing the lates stages of the game two men short due to penalties.
In the bronze medal game, the JDF Grizzlies C4 team defeated the Oceanside Ice Hawks to round out Juan de Fuca’s sweep of the medals.
The fourth Grizzlies team playing, the C3 squad, finished fourth in the A pool with a 1-2-1 record.
The 12-team tournament also saw clubs entered from Victoria, Saanich, Oceanside, Nanaimo and as far away as Port Hardy.
– Submitted by Michelle Scoville