The Valley West Hawks (16-5-1) claimed the top spot in the standings after the Vancouver North West Giants (14-4-2) had a bye week. Okanagan (14-7-1), Cariboo (13-6-3) and Vancouver North East (10-6-6) round out the top five (5) spots in the standings. Catch up on all the action around the league with our Week 12 MML recap.
North Island Silvertips vs. Okanagan Rockets
The Rockets blanked the Silvertips in Game 1, with Cole Demers recording the clean sheet. Lucas Cullen got a hat trick, while Coleton Bilodeau (2) and Alec Zawatsky also scored in the 6-0 win. Cole Pridham scored a power play for North Island late in the first period of Game 1, but Okanagan piled on eight (8) goals thanks to the efforts of Cullen (2), Zawatsky, Matt Kowalski, Hayden Dick (2), Jordan Todd, and Shawn Guison to get the 8-1 win.
Cariboo Cougars vs. Thompson Blazers
Cariboo held a 3-0 lead after the first period thanks to goals from Tyler Maser, Chris Jandric, and Ty Kolle. Thompson attempted to mount a comeback in the second, netting two (2) goals from Bennett Hunter and Dylan McNeil to make it a 3-2 game after two (2) frames. However, Cariboo stepped on the gas in the third period, getting four (4) goals from Logan Archer, Riley Coish, Josh Maser, and Trey Thomas to take the game 7-2. In Game 2, Thompson got three (3) goals from Dylan McNeil, Austen McKenna, and Josh DeCoffe, but it wasn’t enough to withstand the flurry of offense from the Cougars. Kolle recorded five (5) goals, while Josh Maser (2), Coish, Ethan O’Rourke, Mason Richey, and Dane Dubois also chipped in for the 11-3 win.
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds vs. Greater Vancouver Canadians
Fraser Valley 4, Greater Vancouver 5
Fraser Valley 4, Greater Vancouver 5
The Thunderbirds and Canadians played both games out in Abbotsford, but being away from their home ice in Richmond didn’t seem to affect the Canadians too much. In Game 1, the Canadians came away with a 5-4 win thanks to goals from Eric Bourhill (2), Kyle Ahlfield, Julius Zhang, and Brennan Gaytmenn. Jamie Housch got the hat trick for the Thunderbirds, while Johnathan Rees also tallied a goal in the loss. Game 2 was a similar story – the Canadians had a 4-1 lead after the second period thanks to goals from Zhang, Bourhill, Tyson Lin, amd Nick Marsh. Kaelen Anderson scored for Fraser Valley midway through the second, and attempted a comeback in the third with goals from Xac McKee, Justin Hargrave, and Justin Plett to tie the game with just under 11 minutes to play. Bourhill proved to be the hero, scoring the game-winning goal for the Canadians with 1:41 to go, claiming the 5-4 win.
Valley West Hawks vs. Kootenay Ice
The Hawks showed off their offensive ability in Game 1. Nicholas Tallarico recorded the shutout, while Luka Burzan and Ben Evanish got hat tricks and Oliver Alcock (2) and Bradley Stonnell also contributed to the 9-0 win. Kootenay responded with five (5) goals from Tommy McConnachie (2), Hunter Floris (2), and Shawn Campbell in Game 2, including four (4) in the third period. The Hawks held the off for the 7-5 victory thanks to goals from Burzan (2), Christian Bosa, Josh Bruce, Colten Gerlib, Justyn Gurney, and Alcock.
Vancouver North East Chiefs vs. South Island Royals
Vancouver NE 4, South Island 4
Vancouver NE 1, South Island 1
Game statistics were not available at the time of publishing.
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