The Kitimat Winterhawks started their season on the ice with an emphatic win over teams from Prince Rupert, Smithers and Houston last weekend.
The Winterhawks Midget Rep team travelled to Smithers on October 5 for the two-day Smithers Ice Breaker Tournament.
In their first game against Prince Rupert, the Reps stunned the team from Prince Rupert with a 10 – 1 victory.
Their next game in the Round Robin tournament was against Smithers, which the Hawks won 6 – 1. Their third game against Houston they won 5 – 1, securing them a place in the semi-finals.
They came up against the team from Prince Rupert again on Sunday at 10 a.m., improving on their previous result against the team, beating them 11 – 1.
An exhausted Hawks team held their own in the final at 2 p.m., beating the Smithers team 4 – 3, receiving the gold medal and crowned tournament champs.