T-Birds split in Prince George

Fraser Valley's trip up north ends with mixed results

A long trip up north ended on a good note for the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds.

The T-Birds traveled to Prince George to battle the Cariboo Cougars for a pair of games on Saturday and Sunday.

Fraser Valley tied the Saturday game at one at 4:26 of the first period when Jonathan Rees tallied, with Jonathan Stein and Abbotsford’s Kyle Davis drawing the assists on the power play goal. The Cougars then scored three unanswered goals to earn the 4-1 win. Penalty troubles hurt the T-Birds, as they racked up 26 minutes in the game.

The teams traded leads for most of the game, with Fraser Valley falling behind in both the first and second periods before evening the game. The Thunderbirds took the lead for good late in the second period and held on for the 5-4 win.

Goal scorers on Sunday were: Abbotsford’s Kyle Davis, Kaelen Anderson, Mackenzie Wight, Matthew Dyck, and Abbotsford’s Justin Plett. Plett also set up the game-winning goal.

The Thunderbirds now sport a record of five wins, five losses and four ties, and sit in eighth place in the 11-team British Columbia Major Midget League.

They host the North Island Royals on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s game occurs at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, with a 4 p.m. face-off. Sunday’s game goes down at 10 a.m. at the Abbotsford Centre.