The Port Coquitlam midget A1 Pirates emerged from a tough playoff series with Chilliwack with a ticket to the Pacific Cup championship's Final Four.
PoCo knocked off their Fraser Valley rivals 2-1 on Tuesday, taking the fourpoint series two games to one.
Trailing midway through the second, the Pirates replied two minutes later with Darren Honeysett's tally to tie it. With four minutes remaining in the period, Brad Neuenfeldt cashed in what proved to be the winner.
Goalie Brandon Painter did a stellar job of holding No.
2-ranked Chilliwack to just one goal, including late in the game when PoCo was shorthanded.
On the weekend, PoCo suffered a 4-3 loss on Saturday to force the third game. Wolf Schoenefuhs scored twice and Ryan Uchacz added a single in the defeat.
They opened the series with a polished 6-2 victory, thanks to a four-goal third period.
In the first round, PoCo trounced North Vancouver 8-3 and edged No. 1-ranked Hollyburn 2-1 to advance to the quarterfinals.
The Final Four begins Saturday in Vancouver.
They laid all their cards on the table and skated away as winners.
The Port Moody peewee A1 Panthers returned from a Las Vegas tournament with a perfect record, taking the tourney title after outscoring the opposition 47-6.
In the final, the undefeated Panthers blanked the Bakersfield Dragons 5-0 behind the stellar netminding of Liam Marshall.
Cashing in two goals apiece were captain Mitchell Booth and Jacob Simms, with Caley Amundsen adding a single.
In the no-hitting tournament, Port Moody's run included an 8-2 victory over the host squad, a 13-0 shutout win against Orange County, an 11-1 triumph over the California All Stars, and a 10-2 opening decision over Anaheim.
"When you take the hitting out of the game our players continued to pass and passing was the key to winning," noted coach Kurt Dalphond.