It was either the higher than average local turnout, or they were just having a particularly good day, but the local Midget League hockey team fared excellently in their domination of Nanaimo, during their latest home game, Sunday, February 13.
The local Lakers team beat Nanaimo 10-4.
Early goals by Steven Earle and Jordan Fraser put the team in an early lead that Nanaimo never managed to catch up to.
Despite allowing a few goals to slip in during the first and second periods, Cowichan Lake held its own throughout the game, ending the third period with three back to back goals, with Nanaimo unable to squeeze any in during the final period.
A highlight during the game took place at the end of the first period, and the beginning of the second, when Bryson Robertson, number 69, managed a most impressive hat trick by scoring three goals in a row.
Two other players, including Jordan Fraser and Ben Eriksen, managed two goals each, with Eriksen’s landing back to back, between periods two and three.
Other scorers included Jonny Watson and Doug Mackie.
The higher than usual public turnout came as a result of the partial opening of the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena’s renovated section, including the grand entrance area.
All local minor hockey teams playing home games during the weekend benefited from the upgrades, with people turning up not only to see great hockey action, but to see what their tax dollars have done.
The Midget League team’s next home game is scheduled to take place Saturday, February 19, at 12:30 p.m.