Lakers host U11 hockey tournament, place fifth

Lake Cowichan’s Wesley Blanchette follows puck carrier Carter Pehota up the ice. The Lake Cowichan Lakers were playing eventual tournament winners, Campbell River, on Saturday, Nov. 26. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)Lake Cowichan’s Wesley Blanchette follows puck carrier Carter Pehota up the ice. The Lake Cowichan Lakers were playing eventual tournament winners, Campbell River, on Saturday, Nov. 26. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
Laker Carter Pehota tries to chase down a Campbell River player. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)Laker Carter Pehota tries to chase down a Campbell River player. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
Wesley Blanchette breaks away during the Lake Cowichan Lakers game against eventual tournament winners, Campbell River, on Saturday, Nov. 26. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)Wesley Blanchette breaks away during the Lake Cowichan Lakers game against eventual tournament winners, Campbell River, on Saturday, Nov. 26. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
Carter Pehota takes the faceoff with Landon Smith looking on. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)Carter Pehota takes the faceoff with Landon Smith looking on. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
Wesley Blanchette strips the Campbell River player of the puck. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)Wesley Blanchette strips the Campbell River player of the puck. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
Lakers Wesley Blanchette (left) and Jax Weir follow the puck across the ice. The Lake Cowichan Lakers played eventual tournament winners, Campbell River, on Saturday, Nov. 26. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)Lakers Wesley Blanchette (left) and Jax Weir follow the puck across the ice. The Lake Cowichan Lakers played eventual tournament winners, Campbell River, on Saturday, Nov. 26. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
Wesley Blanchette on the rush during gameplay against the eventual tournament winners, Campbell River, on Saturday, Nov. 26. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)Wesley Blanchette on the rush during gameplay against the eventual tournament winners, Campbell River, on Saturday, Nov. 26. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
Jesse Leach battles for the puck with a Campbell River player when the Lake Cowichan Lakers played the eventual tournament winners on Saturday, Nov. 26. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)Jesse Leach battles for the puck with a Campbell River player when the Lake Cowichan Lakers played the eventual tournament winners on Saturday, Nov. 26. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)

Eight teams gathered in Lake Cowichan for the U11 South Shore Cabinetry Lakers home tournament Nov. 25-27.

The final game, held on Nov. 27, featured Campbell River and Cowichan Valley with Campbell River winning the game 9-3 to take the tournament title.

The bronze medal game had Vancouver besting Kerry Park by a 6-3 score.

The host Lake Cowichan Lakers placed fifth, falling to Oceanside 11-4 in their final game of the tournament.

In their first victory of the season, Sooke beat Alberni Valley 4-3 for seventh and eighth place respectively.

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