We’re about 50 games into the 2015-2016 MML season and so far we’ve had plenty of exciting hockey. This week featured several exciting matchups, including a regional rivalry between Thompson and Cariboo and several close games. Catch up on the latest MML scores and news with this Week 5 update.
Okanagan Rockets vs. North Island Silvertips
Okanagan 4, North Island 2
Okanagan 9, North Island 0
North Island put up a fight in Game 1, only trailing by one (1) goal going into the third period thanks to Dawson Frank and Trey Watson finding the back of the net. Matt Kowalski, Chase Stevenson, and Alec Zawatsky scored in the first two (2) periods for Okanagan, and Stevenson scored with just four (4) minutes remaining to secure the win for the Rockets. Okanagan’s offense let loose in Game 2, tallying nine (9) goals from Stevenson (2), Ethan Trampuh, Hayden Dick (2), Jordan Todd, Zach Erhardt (2), and Eli Zummack. Cole Demers got the shutout.
Thompson Blazers vs. Cariboo Cougars
Thompson 3, Cariboo 3
Thompson 2, Cariboo 1
The Blazers and Cougars skated to a 3-3 tie Saturday night in Kamloops. The Blazers held a 3-2 lead late into the third period, until Cariboo’s Colton Thomas scored with just 41 seconds left on the clock to tie the game. Jesse Pomeroy and Joel Patsey also scored for Cariboo, while Brendan Mongey, Harley Bootsma, and Matthew Facchinelli scored for Thompson. The Blazers were able to secure a 2-1 win in Game 2 thanks to goals from Jett Saharchuk and Facchinelli. Josh Maser scored the only goal for the Cougars.
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds vs. Greater Vancouver Canadians
Fraser Valley 5, Greater Vancouver 2
Fraser Valley 2, Greater Vancouver 2
Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver played a “home and home” over the weekend, with Game 1 in Abbotsford and Game 2 in Richmond. The Thunderbirds won Game 1 thanks to five (5) goals at home, including a hat trick from Mackenzie Wight and goals from Logan Hunter and Jamie Housch. The Canadians’ goals came from Andrew Bennett and Brennan Gaytmenn. The teams then skated to a 2-2 tie in Richmond, with Eric Bourhill and Michael Matson scoring for Greater Vancouver, and Hunter and Baxter Anderson scoring for the T-Birds.
Kootenay Ice vs. Valley West Hawks
Kootenay 0, Valley West 8
Kootenay 4, Valley West 5
Valley West showed off their high-powered offense on Saturday, racking up eight (8) goals against the ice. Carson Franklin, Luka Burzan, Josh Bruce, Ben Evanish (2), Justin De Vos, Ian Ross, and Christian Bosa scored for the Hawks in Game 1. Kootenay bounced back in Game 2, battling to a one-goal loss behind goals from Hunter Floris, Conner Seib, Reese Tambellini, and Bradley Ross scored for the Ice, while Evanish (2), Burzan, Bobby Russel, and Josh Bruce scored for Valley West.
South Island Royals vs. Vancouver North East Chiefs
South Island 2, Vancouver NE 4
South Island 4, Vancouver NE 4
The Chiefs made the trip over to the Island and came away with three (3) points for their efforts thanks to a win and a tie. The Chiefs won Game 1 4-2 thanks to goals from Logan Bromhead, Harris Pearce, Brett Didyk, and Chong Min Lee. The Royals’ goals were scored by Jordan Guiney and Lach Hadley. Game 2 was a tight, back-and-forth affair that eventually ended in a 4-4 tie. Holden Cochrane (2), Brandon McClintick, and Oliver Hahn scored for South Island, while Lee, Ian MacDonald, Jonny Sheardown, and Nicholas Bucovaz scored for the Chiefs.
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