The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds posted a pair of wins last weekend.

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds earn pair of wins

Major midget hockey league team sits in third place overall after 20 games

The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds continue to fly high in British Columbia Major Midget League hockey action.

The Birds picked up wins on Saturday and Sunday over the South Island Royals, and sit in third place in the league at the midway point of the season.

Saturday’s game at MSA Arena saw Fraser Valley jump out to a 2-0 lead early into the second period, and then cruise to a 7-3 win.

Goal scorers on Saturday included: Chilliwack’s Jason Bowen, Mission’s Gage Gonclaves (two), Chilliwack’s Ethan Bowen, Abbotsford’s Matthew Konrad (two) and Abbotsford’s Andrew Sorensen.

The offence continued for the Thunderbirds on Sunday, as the club dominated the Royals 9-0.

Hope’s Dawson Pelletier earned the shutout win.

Fraser Valley scored early and often with Sorensen (two), Langley’s Carter Anderson, Konrad (three), Maple Ridge’s Emmett Garrett, Ethan Bowen and Langley’s Jacob Wright all contributing.

The wins improve the club’s record to 12 wins, six losses, one tie and one overtime loss. It’s the best first half in the history of the team.

Fraser Valley also boasts two players in the top-ten in league scoring, with Gonclaves (third, 40 points) and Abbotsford’s Justin Plett (sixth, 28 points). Abbotsford’s Will Dow-Kenny is third in the league for points for a defenceman with 18.

Other Abbotsford players on the team include Jake Mulder, Dylan Stoltz, Nolan Wall and Aidan Hendry.

The Thunderbirds return to action tomorrow (Saturday) when they host the fourth-place Greater Vancouver Canadians at Centre Ice. Face-off is set for 2 p.m.

The two teams then meet again in Richmond at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Fraser Valley ends off the 2017 calendar with games against the Vancouver NorthWest Giants at MSA Arena on Dec. 16 and then in Burnaby on Dec. 17.

For more information on the team, visit fvthunderbirds.com.

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