Fraser Valley Thunderbirds clip Valley Hawks

T-Birds grab three of four possible points in weekend major midget action.

The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds (Major Midget) took three of four points this weekend from their closest rivals, the Valley West Hawks.  On Saturday the T-Birds fought back from a two-goal deficit to tie the game late in the third period and salvage a 3-3 result. Nick Ponak opened the T-Bird scoring on a pass from Brice Sharp before the Hawks scored three unanswered. With five minutes remaining, the T-Birds scored twice with  goals from Marshall Skapski and Jamie Housch, assists to Brett Clayton and Kaelen Anderson respectively.

Sunday’s rematch was a faster, more physical game, riddled with penalties.  Both teams exchanged goals on the power play and while shorthanded, knotting the game at two entering the final frame.  Zach McKee scored the T-Bird’s first, followed by another from Wight . The go-ahead goal came from Skapski as he intercepted a cross-ice pass and ripped it under the crossbar.  The insurance goal came from Nolan Ferguson, who finished the scoring in the 4-2 victory.

Contrary to fowl flying south for the winter, the T-Birds are now heading north to challenge the mighty Cariboo Cougars for two games.