Blair Sampson (left) of the Campbell River Oldtimers tries to knock a Victoria Bay Leafs forward off the puck during Sunday’s A final of the men’s hockey tournament at Strathcona Gardens. The local guys lost a hard-fought 4-2 decision to their rivals. As one player put it afterwards

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Blair Sampson of the Campbell River Oldtimers tries to knock a Victoria Bay Leafs forward off the puck

Blair Sampson (left) of the Campbell River Oldtimers tries to knock a Victoria Bay Leafs forward off the puck during Sunday’s A final of the men’s hockey tournament at Strathcona Gardens.

The local guys lost a hard-fought 4-2 decision to their  rivals. As one player put it afterwards, with a smile, “There’s a mutual dislike between the two teams.”