The Vancouver North West Giants (14-4-2) and Valley West Hawks (14-5-1) remain neck-and-neck for first place, with 30 and 29 points respectively. Catch up on all the action around the league with our Week 11 MML recap.
Cariboo Cougars vs. Okanagan Rockets
Cariboo got the win in Game 1 thanks to goals from Mason Richey and Daine Dubois. Alec Zawatsky scored the only goal for Okanagan at 11:31 in the second period. The Rockets responded in Game 2, putting six (6) goals on the scoresheet thanks to the efforts of Chase Stevenson, Lucas Cullen (2), Matt Kowalski, Eli Zummack, and Hayden Dick. Dubois scored the lone goal for the Cougars.
Vancouver North West Giants vs. South Island Royals
Vancouver NW 11, South Island 1
Vancouver NW 6, South Island 2
The Giants displayed their offense in Game 1, racking up 11 goals from Jackson Shepard (2), Justin Wilson (2), Mitchell Williams (2), Josh Latta, Clint Colebourne, Kevin Wong, Lucas Barker, and Jack Graham. Ted Brennan scored the Royals’ only goal. Jake Wilhelm and Joe Stafford-Veale scored for the Royals in Game 2, but the Giants still dominated, getting six (6) goals from Wilson (2), Tanner Versluis, Liam Kindree, Ethan Cap, and Barker.
Valley West Hawks vs. North Island Silvertips
Valley West 4, North Island 1
Valley West 2, North Island 1
The Silvertips and Hawks battled it out in Langley, with the Hawks coming out on top in both games. In Game 1, Valley West’s Justyn Gurney got a hat trick and Christian Bosa also chipped in a goal en route to a 4-1 win. Ethan Schmunk scored North Island’s only goal. In Game 2, Cole Pridham scored the only goal for the Silvertips, while Oliver Alcock and Luka Burzan put Valley West on the scoresheet to get the win.
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds vs. Thompson Blazers
Fraser Valley 9, Thompson 3
Fraser Valley 2, Thompson 1
Fraser Valley found the back of the net nine (9) times in Game 1 against Thompson, cruising to a 9-3 victory. Baxter Anderson (2), Jamie Housch (2), Mackenzie Wight, Jonathan Rees, Kaelen Anderson, Nowel Maarhuis, and Jake Mulder scored for the Thunderbirds, while Jett Sharchuk scored for the Blazers. In Game 2, the Blazers kept things close, but still lost 2-1. Matthew Dyck and Logan Hunter scored for Fraser Valley, while Matthew Facchinelli scored for Thompson.
Kootenay Ice vs. Vancouver North East Chiefs
Vancouver North East came away from Nelson with two (2) more wins on their record. In Game 1, Grayson Valente was Kootenay’s only scorer, while Harris Pearce (2), Hayden Delorme, and Liam Evenson scored for the Chiefs. In Game 2, Ben Woodward and Hunter Floris scored for the Ice, but the Chiefs put six (6) goals up on the score board thanks to the efforts of Chong Min Lee, Kyle Hoover, Liam Ryan, Brett Didyk, Sean Gulka, and Delorme.
The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.