The Northwest Giants clinched their sixth consecutive B.C. major midget hockey regular season title following one-sided wins over the Kootenay Ice at home.
The Giants opened with a 12-0 victory at the Burnaby Winter Club on Saturday and followed it up with a 13-2 win on Sunday.
Jarid Lukosevicius moved up to fourth over-al in major midget scoring, garnering a total of 10 points over the Ice, including a six-point effort in the opener. Lukosevicius potted a hat trick in the return match.
Jansen Harkins and Colton Kerfoot matched each other's scoring in Saturday's win, tallying three goals and adding two assists apiece.
Harkins chipped in with another four points on Sunday, while teammates Zach Landon and Jackson Cressy both had a pair of goals and one assist in the rematch.
The wins give the Giants an insurmountable lead over the second-place Cariboo Cougars.
The Giants improved their overall record to 32-23. They play their final regular-season series against the slumping Okanagan Rockets this weekend in Kelowna.
FIRST THIS SEASON
Burnaby's Mark Olver scored his first goal of the NHL season with the Colorado Avalanche.
Olver potted his first of the year in a 3-2 overtime loss to Phoenix on Feb. 11.
The fourth-year pro has been bouncing between the Avs and the American Hockey League Lake Erie Monsters in recent seasons. Olver played 18 games for Colorado in the 2010-11 season and 24 games last year. He has a career seven goals and 11 assists, and is a minus-three in the bigs.
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