Three weeks in, and the Major Midget League (MML) is in full swing. Catch up on the latest MML scores and news with this Week 3 update.
Okanagan Rockets vs. Vancouver North West Giants
Okanagan 5, Vancouver NW 2
Okanagan 0, Vancouver NW 2
The Giants travelled to Kelowna for their third league weekend, and left with mixed results. The Giants went into the weekend with a 4-0-0 record, the best in the MML. The Rockets were able to catch them off guard in Game 1, taking a 3-1 lead into the third period. The Rockets scored another two (2) goals in the final frame to make it a 5-2 game. Will Warm and Jackson Shepard scored for the Giants, while Chase Stevenson (2), Alec Zawatsky, Spencer Hora, and Hayden Dick scored for the Rockets. The Giants bounced back in Game 2, grabbing a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Shepard and Justin Wilson.
Cariboo Cougars vs. Greater Vancouver Canadians
Cariboo 10, Greater Vancouver 2
Cariboo 2, Greater Vancouver 3
The Cariboo Cougars exploded for 10 goals in Game 1, with a hat trick from Colton Thomas and a flurry of other goals from Ethan O’Rourke (2), Darian Long, Ty Kolle, and Trey Thomas. The Canadians tallied just two (2) goals, from Alex Pescitelli and Scott Atkinson. The Canadians were able to stifle the Cougars’ offense in Game 2, holding them to just two (2) goals (Chase Dubois, Riley Coish). The Canadians’ Michael Matson and Thomas Von Schoenberg scored in the first two periods, making it 2-2 late in the third. Tyson Lin scored with just 1:56 left on the clock to secure the win for his team.
Thompson Blazers vs. Kootenay Ice
Thompson 3, Kootenay 6
Thompson 2, Kootenay 2
Kootenay started off strongly, racking up three (3) first-period goals. While Thompson attempted to mount a comeback, they weren’t’ able to top the six (6) goals from the Ice. Bryce McDonald, Dylan McNeil, and Jacob Boston scored for Thompson, while Tommy McConnachie, Hunter Floris, Conner Seib, Kaleb Comishin, Shawn Campbell, and Caige Sterzer scored for Kootenay. In Game 2, the teams skated to a 2-2 tie thanks to two (2) power play goals from the Blazers. Ryan Chyzowski and Matthew Facchinielli scored for Thompson, while Aiden Jenner and Reid Wilson scored for Kootenay.
South Island Royals vs. North Island Silvertips
South Island 3, North Island 3
South Island 5, North Island 1
The Royals and Silvertips played a home-and-home series over the weekend, with the first game played in Shawnigan Lake and the second played in Nanaimo. The teams skated to a 3-3 draw in Game 1 – Brandon McClintick, Ted Brennan, and Lach Hadley scored for the Royals, while Dawson Heathcote got a hat-trick for the Silvertips. The Royals then got a decisive 5-1 win in the Silvertips’ home rink, thanks to goals from Berryman, Hadley (2), Jarrett Malloch, and Holden Cochrane. Will Norman scored North Island’s lone goal.
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds vs. Vancouver North East Chiefs
Fraser Valley 5, Vancouver NE 5
Fraser Valley 3, Vancouver NE 3
The Thunderbirds and Chiefs also played a home-and-home series this weekend, with Game 1 in Coquitlam and Game 2 in Abbotsford. The teams drew Game 1 5-5, although Fraser Valley went into the second period with a 4-1 lead. Zac McKee, Jake Mulder, Jonathan Stein, Andrew Sorensen, and Jamie Housch scored for the T-Birds, while Jessie Young, Chong Min Lee, Kyle Hoover, Liam Ryan, and Harris Pearce scored for the Chiefs. Game 2 proved to be similar, as the teams tied 3-3 – this time with Fraser Valley responding. Sean Gulka (2) and Lee scored for the Chiefs, while Mackenzie Wight (2) and Jonathan Rees scored for Fraser Valley.
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.
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