Kootenay Ice vs. North Island Silvertips
The Ice and Silvertips split their weekend series in Trail. In Game 1, North Island opened the game with a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Forrest Croden and Grady Robertson. Kootenay’s Simon Nemethy made it 2-1 late in the first, while Christian Macasso tied things up less than three (3) minutes into the second period. The Silvertips’ Joshua Zary scored the game-winner with 6:30 to go in the third, while Keaton Mastrodonato scored an insurance marker with 33 seconds to go. The Ice bounced back in Game 2, with DJ Horne opening the scoring early in the first period. Mattias Dal Monte tied things up midway through the frame, but Erik Delaire sent the Ice into the first intermission with a 2-1 lead. A minute into the second period, Reid Wilson regained the Ice’s lead for good, as Horne scored another later in the period to seal up a 4-2 win.
Okanagan Rockets vs. Valley West Hawks
The Rockets’ winning streak is now at four (4) games after downing the Valley West Hawks in both games over the weekend. In Game 1, Rayman Bassi opened the scoring five (5) minutes into the game, but Josh O’Keefe tied things up midway through the second period. The Rockets broke the game open in the third, with Max Kryski scoring the game winner and Ethan Trampuh also finding the back of the net in the 3-1 win. In Game 2, Hayden Courtney made it 1-0 Rockets with 7:17 to go in the first. Valley West’s Trevor Isaksson tied things up late in the second, and the teams went scoreless in the third period to force overtime. With just 25 minutes remaining in the extra period, Kryski notched the game-winning goal.
South Island Royals vs. Greater Vancouver Canadians
Greater Vancouver 5, South Island 2
Greater Vancouver 7, South Island 1
Greater Vancouver’s offense was rolling this weekend, tallying 12 goals over two (2) games against the Royals. In Game 1, Michael Araki-Young, Daniel Pearson, Sasha Mutala, Scott Atkinson, and Samuel Pouliot found the back of the net for the Canadians, while Jonah Ragsdale and Lucas Yesaki scored for the Royals. In Game 2, the Canadians’ powerplay was clicking, finding the back of the net four (4) times in the first two (2) periods. Atkinson (2), Henry Rybinski (2), Michael Tersigni, Nathan Kelly, and River Fahey scored for Greater Vancouver, while Evan Easton scored the lone goal for the Royals.
Vancouver NE Chiefs vs. Vancouver NW Giants
Vancouver NE 4, Vancouver NW 2
Vancouver NE 3, Vancouver NW 1
It was a battle of East meets West in Vancouver this weekend, with the Chiefs coming out on top. In Game 1, the Giants started hot, with Kent Johnson and Liam Kindree notching goals to give their team an early 2-0 lead after the second period. In the third it was all Chiefs, as Logan Bromhead (2), Jonny Sheardown, and Christian Buono scored within an 11 minute span to get the 4-2 victory. The Chiefs would open the scoring in Game 2, with Ethan Leyh finding the back of the net off an assist from Liam Evenson. The Chiefs took a 2-0 lead in the second thanks to a goal from Leyh, but the Giants’ Justin Fodchuk cut the lead to one (1) just 20 seconds later. Jessie Young would wrap things up with an insurance goal in the third, making it 3-1.
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