Week 2 of the 2016-2017 Major Midget League season featured 10 of the League’s 11 teams in action at the Richmond Oval for Showcase Weekend.
Valley West Hawks vs. Thompson Blazers
: Valley West 3, Thompson 0
: Valley West 5, Thompson 2
The Hawks continued their strong start, taking two (2) wins over the Thompson Blazers. In Game 1, Valley West shut out the Blazers and won 3-0 thanks to goals from Kabir Gill, Justyn Gurney, and Brayden Wick. In Game 2, the Blazers’ Ethan Tucker and Seiji Brown put two (2) goals on the board, but it wasn’t enough as the Hawks found the back of the net (5) times with goals from Tyler Ho (2), Jonas Leas, Kabir Gill, and Justyn Gurney.
Greater Vancouver Canadians vs. Okanagan Rockets
: Okanagan 6, Greater Vancouver 3
: Okanagan 6, Greater Vancouver 2
The Rockets showed off their offense this weekend, scoring six (6) goals in both games. In Game 1, Max Kryski got the hat trick, while Dylan Prpich, Wyatt Head, and Eli Zummack also added their names to the scoresheet. Sasha Mutala, Chris Douglas, and Ben Landon scored for the Canadians. In Game 2, Brandon Della Paolera, Jeffrey Karpowich, Coleton Bilodeau, Elia Zummack, Seth Barton, and Max Kryski scored for the Rockets, while Hunter Donohoe and Sasha Mutala scored for the Canadians.
Vancouver NE Chiefs vs. South Island Royals
: Vancouver NE 10, South Island 2
: Vancouver NE 3, South Island 1
The Chiefs roared out of the gate in Game 1, posting 10 goals against the Royals. Haydn Delorme netted a hat trick, and Ethan Leyh (2), Christian Bono, Liam Evenson, Jesse Young, Jack Hamilton, and Arshdeep Bains also scored. Hunter Gruben and Brendan Martin scored for the Royals. South Island kept the score closer in Game 2, but still couldn’t contain the Chiefs as Christian Bono, Jonny Sheardown, and Logan Bromhead found the back of the net. Joe Leaky scored the lone goal for the Royals.
Cariboo Cougars vs. North Island Silvertips
: Cariboo 3, North Island 0
: Cariboo 8, North Island 2
The Silvertips hung with the Cougars for most of the game until Cariboo got a two (2) goal lead in the third, with a shutout to boot. Devin Sutton opened the scoring for the Cougars, while Hunter Floris and Mason Richey added to the tally. The Cougars got to show off a bit more offense in Game 2, with Daine Dubois, Hunter Floris, Devin Sutton, Riley Krane, Brandon Rowley, Trey Thomas, Joel Patsey, and Brandon Dent all finding the back of the net. Joshua Zary and Keaton Mastrodonato scored for the Silvertips.
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds vs. Kootenay Ice
: Kootenay 4, Fraser Valley 3
: Kootenay 3, Fraser Valley 0
The Ice picked up a pair of wins over the weekend, making their record so far this season 2-2. In Game 1, Fraser Valley started strong with three (3) first period goals from Blake Bonnar 92) and Dylan Debruyn, but the Ice came back to win it thanks to four (4) unanswered goals from Simon Nemethy, Owen Titus, Aiden Jenner, and Ethan Jang. In Game 2, the Ice held the ‘Birds scoreless as Ethan Jang, Niall Lawrence, and Tommy McConnachie scored in the winning effort.
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 TELUS Cup, Canada’s National Midget Championship.
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