|The Prince Rupert Midget Seawolves are Tier 4 Champs|
with a sweep of the tournament held in Port Alberni March 12-16
The Prince Rupert Midget Seawolves skated hard to a 7-0 record in Port Alberni this week, claiming the Tier 4 Midget Championship on Wednesday night.
An impressive completion to their minor hockey season, but one that required a little extra time to secure the title. With Prince Rupert wrapping their week on the Island up with a 3 to 2 Overtime victory over a very competitive Windermere Rockies squad in the tournament final.
The Windermere team proved to be a tough competitor through the four day tournament, having previously given the Seawolves a tough game on Monday, when the Prince Rupert team escaped a hard fought battle with a 2-1 victory.
The team from the East Kootenay region of BC appeared to be the one on the Prince Rupert radar early on, as both squads impressively moved forward through the earlier games leading up to Wednesday night's finale.
During the course of tournament week, both the Rockies and Seawolves earned some impressive victories, finding their scoring range in a number of games on their way to the rematch.
Both Prince Rupert and Windermere went into last nights championship battle with unblemished records of 6-0, with Wednesday's match up delivering the kind of result that many expected with some hard fought hockey played on the way to the Overtime decision in favour of the Seawolves.
No scoring summaries have been made available to this point from the four days on Vancouver Island.
The scoreboard of the journey through the Port Alberni Tournament can be reviewed below:
Prince Rupert Seawolves 6 -- Surrey 1
Prince Rupert Seawolves 11 -- Alberni Valley 1
Prince Rupert Seawolves 2 -- Windermere 1
Prince Rupert Seawolves 8 vs Coquitlam 0
Prince Rupert Seawolves 7 vs Burns Lake 2
Championship Final (Wednesday night)
Prince Rupert Seawolves 3 vs Windermere 2 OT Final
Prince Rupert Seawolves Tier 4 Midget Champions
Some photos from tournament week can be found on the Seawolves Facebook page.
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