The Cariboo Cougars (21-2-1-0) end 2016 at the top of the standings after two (2) wins over the North Island Silvertips (6-18-0-0). The Okanagan Rockets (17-5-0-2), Vancouver North East Chiefs (15-4-0-3), Valley West Hawks (15-6-1-2), and Fraser Valley Thunderbirds (13-7-3-1) round out top five (5) spots heading into the holiday break. Catch up on all the scores from around the Major Midget League with the Week 13 recap.
South Island Royals vs. Vancouver NE Chiefs
Vancouver NE 10, South Island 2
Vancouver NE 8, South Island 1
The Chiefs showed off their offensive firepower this weekend, scoring 18 goals against the Royals in just two (2) games. In Game 1, the Royals managed a couple of special teams goals with Bryson Hines scoring shorthanded and Ryan Strange scoring on the power play, but it wasn’t enough as the Chiefs found the back of the net 10 times. Zackery Dallazanna scored a hat trick, while Ethan Leyh (2), Jessie Young (2), Liam Evenson, Liam Ryan, and Haydn Delorme also scored. Game 2 was a similar story, with Jonah Ragsdale scoring the lone goal for the Royals on the power play. Dallazanna (2), Evenson, Ryan, Mitchell Booth, Christian Buono, Sho Takai, and Jonny Sheardown scored for the Chiefs.
Okanagan Rockets vs. Greater Vancouver Canadians
Okanagan 7, Greater Vancouver 4
Greater Vancouver 7, Okanagan 4
Powerplay goals made the difference in Game 1, as the Rockets capitalized on three (3) to win Game 1 7-4. The Rockets took an early lead off goals from Jordan Robinson and Rayman Bassi, but the Canadians responded with a goal from Scott Atkinson to make it 2-1 going into the first intermission. Okanagan’s Coleton Bilodeau scored two (2) early in the second to make it 4-1 before Noah Kelly got a shot past James Johnston to make it 4-2. Radek Hewson scored in the third but it wasn’t enough as the Rockets scored three (3) third period goals (Seth Barton, Jeffrey Karpowich, Tanner Bahm) to win 7-4. In Game 2, it was Greater Vancouver who scored seven (7), with Atkinson (3), Daniel Pearson, Michael Tersigni, Michael Araki-Young, and Sasha Mutala scoring in the win. Max Kryski, Hayden Courtney, Jordan Robinson, and Bilodeau scored for the Rockets.
Thompson Blazers vs. Valley West Hawks
The Blazers gave the Hawks a couple of close games, but the Hawks won both contests. Thompson opened the scoring with a power play goal from Trent Thompson. Less than two (2) minutes later, the Hawks evened the score thanks to a goal from Bryce Anderson. The Hawks then went up 3-1 with two (2) second period goals from Anderson and Bobby Russell. Thompson’s Aleksandre Erichuk cut the lead to one (1) early in the first, but the Blazers weren’t able to tie the game up. In Game 2, the Blazers’ Thompson once again opened the scoring, and they headed into the first intermission with a 1-0 lead. The Hawks got two (2) goals (Tyler Ho, Nolan Krogfoss) in the first half of the second period to get the 2-1 win.
Kootenay Ice vs. Fraser Valley Thunderbirds
Fraser Valley 3, Kootenay 0
Fraser Valley 5, Kootenay 2
Boston Bilous got the shutout in Game 1 as Blake Bonnar, Jake Mulder, and Brodi Stuart scored in the win. Statistics were not available for Game 2 at the time of publishing.
North Island Silvertips vs. Cariboo Cougars
The Cougars outscored the Silvertips 19-2 over the weekend to finish their 2016 schedule at the top of the league standings. In Game 1, Ty Kolle (2), Reid Perepeluk, Hunter Floris, Tyler Maser, Brandon Rowley, Jeremy Gervais, and Mason Richey scored for Cariboo, while Jared Winkel scored the lone goal for North Island. Chase Heslop got the Silvertips’ only goal in Game 2, while Daine Dubois (4), Richey (2), Floris (2), Jonas Harkins, Myles Mattila, and Darian Long scored for the Cougars.
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