Midget Lakers take home tournament

The Keith Nelson Countrywide Realty midget Lakers continued their undefeated hockey season into late 2016

The Keith Nelson Countrywide Realty midget Lakers celebrate their gold-medal win over Saanich in Lake Cowichan on Dec. 30.

The Keith Nelson Countrywide Realty midget Lakers celebrate their gold-medal win over Saanich in Lake Cowichan on Dec. 30.

The Keith Nelson Countrywide Realty midget Lakers continued their undefeated hockey season into late 2016 as they dominated their home tournament on Dec. 28-30.

The Lakers outscored the opposition a combined 30-8 over four games to take gold in the eight-team tournament.

The team, coached by Mark Rowbottom, kicked things off with a 10-2 win over Surrey on Dec. 28, followed by an 8-2 victory over Port Coquitlam and a 6-3 triumph over Gold River, both on Dec. 29. They wrapped up first place with a 6-1 win over Saanich on Dec. 30.

Other teams in attendance came from Cowichan Valley, Campbell River and Victoria.

Upcoming tournaments for Lake Cowichan Minor Hockey include a novice event on Feb. 11-13 and a bantam competition on Feb. 24-26. The Lake Cowichan Minor Hockey Association Jamboree and Skills Event is on Jan. 21.