With the Cougars on a bye week, Okanagan tied up the MML standings over the weekend, and both teams now claim 11-1-0 records and 22 points. Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, and Valley West found out the Top 5. Catch up on all the scores from around the Major Midget League with the Week 7 recap.
North Island Silvertips vs. Kootenay Ice
The Silvertips and Ice split the series over the weekend, with similar score lines. Jacob Gosling (2), Thomas Fridriksson, and Luciano Wilson scored for the Silvertips, while Christian Macasso tallied a hat trick for the Ice and Tommy McConnachie, Simon Nemethy, Owen Titus, Erik Delaire, and DJ Horne also found the back of the net. Scoring information was not available for Game 2 at the time of writing.
Greater Vancouver Canadians vs. South Island Royals
Greater Vancouver 7, South Island 2
Greater Vancouver 7, South Island 1
Greater Vancouver took both games over South Island in Richmond, scoring seven (7) goals in each contest. In Game 1, Sean Strange and Brendan Martin scored for the Royals, but it wasn’t enough to stop the onslaught from Ben Landon (3), Radek Hewson, Sasha Mutala, Chris Douglas, and Daniel Pearson. In Game 2, Evan Easton was the only one to get the puck past Canadians netminder Nic Hoem, and seven (7) different Canadians scored: Henry Rybinski, Jayden Ghieuw, Grayson Valente, Scott Atkinson, Emerson Kostner, Douglas, and Mutala.
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds vs. Thompson Blazers
Fraser Valley 4, Thompson 0
Fraser Valley 2, Thompson 1
Boston Bilous posted a shutout as the T-Birds cruised to victory in Game 1, with Jayden Genberg, Baxter Anderson, Justin Plett, and Justin Hargrave finding the back of the net. Jonathan Rees opened the scoring for Fraser Valley in Game 2, with Thompson’s Seiji Brown scoring the equalizer in the second period. Anderson scored the game-winning goal for the Thunderbirds with 13:21 to go in the third period.
Valley West Hawks vs. Okanagan Rockets
The Rockets and Hawks played a hard-fought series over the weekend, with Okanagan eventually coming out on top in both games. The Rockets started off strong in Game 1, scoring three (3) goals in the first period thanks to the efforts of Coleton Bilodeau (2) and Seth Barton. Valley West responded, with Sahvan Gill, Justyn Gurney, and Tyler Ho scoring to tie the game with 2:27 to go in the third. The Rockets’ Jeffrey Karpowich scored with just 33 seconds remaining to get the win. In Game 2, the Rockets got a 2-0 lead after the second period thanks to goals from Tanner Bahm and Barton, but the Hawks tied it up in the last five minutes with Kabir Gill and Nolan Krogfoss finding the back of the net. However, the Rockets would leave Langley with the win after Bilodeau scored the game-winner with just 17 seconds left.
Vancouver NE Chiefs vs. Vancouver NW Giants
Vancouver NE 4, Vancouver NW 1
Vancouver NE 5, Vancouver NW 2
The Chiefs took both games over the Giants, edging them out in the League standings. In Game 1, Kolby Matthews allowed just one (1) goal and Jessie Young, Haydn Delorme, Logan Bromhead, and Jonny Sheardown scored in the 4-1 victory. In Game 2, Marcus Van der Made and Mackenzie Gray scored for the Giants, but it wasn’t enough as Ethan Leyh, Mitchell Booth, Christian Buono, Brett Didyk, and Sheardown scored for the Chiefs.
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