Fraser Valley Thunderbirds vs. Greater Vancouver Canadians
Greater Vancouver 7, Fraser Valley 4
Greater Vancouver 4, Fraser Valley 3
The Canadians got to show off some of their offensive firepower in Game 1, tallying seven (7) goals. Scott Atkinson netted a hat trick, while Jayden Ghieuw, Ben Landon, Radek Hewson and Michael Araki-Young also found the back of the net. Baxter Anderson (2), Justin Hargrave, and Justin Plett scored for the T-Birds. Game 2 was a closer contest – the Canadians started the game with three (3) first period goals (Henry Rybinski (2) and Sasha Mutala). Plett got Fraser Valley on the board early in the second before Rybinski completed his hat trick with 17:55 to go in the middle frame. The T-Birds’ Brodi Stuart and Anderson attempted to spark a comeback in the third period, but it was too little too late as the Canadians recorded the 4-3 win.
North Island Silvertips vs. Vancouver NE Chiefs
Vancouver NE 6, North Island 2
Vancouver NE 11, North Island 1
After goals from Joshua Zary and Will Norman (Silvertips) as well as Haydn Delorme and Sho Takai, the Silvertips and Chiefs finished the first period of Game 1 in a 2-2 tie. The Chiefs would dominate from that point forward, with Christian Buono (2), Jonny Sheardown, and Jessie Young finding the back of the net. In Game 2, the Chiefs’ offense got to shine, tallying 11 goals – Delorme (2), Ian MacDonald (2), Liam Evenson, , Logan Bromhead, Mitchell Booth, Liam Ryan, Ryan Suzukovich, Buono, and Young scored. Norman scored for the Silvertips to prevent a shutout.
Vancouver NW Giants vs. Cariboo Cougars
The Cougars notched 16 points as they swept the Giants over the weekend. In Game 1, Lucas Patton and Trevor Longo scored for the Giants, while Mason Richey (2), Hunter Floris, Trey Thomas, Daine Dubois, Myles Mattila, Devin Sutton, and Jeremy Gervais scored for the Cougars. In Game 2, Tyler Maser (2), Dubois (2), Richey, Floris, Braeden Young, and Joel Patsey scored for Cariboo, while Longo scored the lone goal for Vancouver NW.
Kootenay Ice vs. South Island Royals
The Kootenay Ice secured a playoff spot by defeating the Royals in two (2) hard-fought games. In Game 1, the Royals got off to a quick start, with three (3) first period goals from Matt Berryman 92) and Evan Easton. Ethan Jang kept Kootenay in it, making the score 3-1 at the first intermission. Aiden Jenner and Morgan Pearce evened things up in the second before South Island regained the lead thanks to a goal from Hunter Gruben. Christian Macasso tied things at 4-4 early in the third before Devin Fraser put South Island ahead 5-4 with 14:47 to go. With just 7:31 remaining, Jang tied to game to force OT, where Owen Titus scored with just 33 seconds remaining. The Royals opened the scoring again in Game 2, with Hunter Gruben finding the back of the net. Titus tied things up and Macasso gave Kootenay the lead early in the second, before Alexander Benger evened things up with 3:04 to go in the middle frame. Johnny Elias scored the game-winning goal with 3:02 to go in the third period, giving the Ice the win.
Thompson Blazers vs. Okanagan Rockets
Regional rivals Thompson and Okanagan faced off, with the Rockets getting the best of the Blazers in both contests. The Rockets offense was flowing in Game 1, scoring nine (9) goals from eight (8) different players – Palmer Jenkins (2), Ethan Trampuh, Brandon Della Paolera, Jeffrey Karpowich, Mitchell Gove, Hayden Courtney, Wyatt Head, and Rayman Bassi each found the back of the net. Matthew Facchinelli and Brayden Davis scored for Thompson. The Blazers kept things closer in Game 2, but the Rockets still prevailed, in part thanks to two (2) power play goals. Bassi (2), Gove, and Cody Schiavon scored for Okanagan, while Trent Thompson scored the lone goal for Thompson.
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