PoCo Pirates Midget A1 hockey squad paraded past the competition at last weekend's Portland Jr. Winterhawks President's Cup Classic and bagged the championship banner in the Oregon city.
The Pirates finished the tourney with a 5-1 record, including thumping the Spokane Chiefs 6-3 in the final of their 12-team division.
It marked the second tournament win of the season for the Pirates, who also captured the top prize in Penticton last October. The team also won the Tier 2 league banner -- the first time a PoCo Midget squad has done so -- via a recent 4-3 triumph over their Coquitlam A1 rivals.
More recently, the Pirates bounced Langley A1 in the second round of playoffs and are currently battling Semiahmoo in third-round action.
Players on the Pirates include Jean-Xavier Galipeau, Mackenzie Leung, Michael Anderson, Shane Kohls, Derek Bevilacqua, Tim Chow, Nicco Marconato, Erik Rasche, Travis Tookey, Eric Lehmann, Ryan Uchacz, Martin Campbell, Scott Formosa, Ryan Sinclaire, Dave Robertson, Justin Ono, Troy Harrison and Gavin Webb.
The team is coached by Gary Harrison, Al Nightingale and Stu Anderson, along with manager Gord Webb.
Prize for PoMo
Port Moody's Peewee A2 puck unit grabbed the gold medal via a 4-1 final-game victory over California's Pasadena Maple Leafs at the recent President's Day tournament in Phoenix, Ariz.
PoMo went undefeated in its five contests, bouncing the Arizona Heat, Orange County and the Phoenix Polar Bears in round-robin play, before skating past Anaheim in the semifinals.
Chiefs win, 6-1
Erik Klein and Jeff Wight collected two goals apiece as the Coquitlam Chiefs thumped Burnaby Winter Club 6-1 in Sunday's Game 2 of the Midget A1 President's Series playoffs.
Myles Coueffin added a goal and two helpers for the Chiefs, whose other marker came via Cole Shafer. Brady Keeler scooped the win in net. Next, the Chiefs tangle with Abbotsford on Sunday in the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex's main rink, 6:45 p.m.