Sports in brief: Major midgets split on opening weekend

The Fraser Valley Bruins opened the major midget hockey season by splitting a pair of games against the Thompson Blazers on the weekend.

The Fraser Valley Bruins opened the major midget hockey season by splitting a pair of games against the Thompson Blazers on the weekend.

The Bruins won the opener of the two-game set 7-5, but the Blazers rebounded for a 4-3 win in the second game. Jake Virtanen, the No. 1 overall pick in the WHL bantam draft by the Calgary Hitmen in the spring, led the Bruins with two goals and two assists on the weekend.

RAVENS WIN BIG

The Eugene Reimer Ravens Grade 8 football team defeated the Maple Creek Hawks of Coquitlam 24-6 on Monday.

Pratap Sidhu, Taylor Cole, and Dylan Manocha scored a touchdown apiece in the victory. Pratap also had a pair of two-point conversions and Akamjot Dhillon had one. Brandon DuBois and Dylan Manocha earned player of the game honours, while Parvir Haer and Brandon Noyce had strong performances on the offensive line.

CASCADES FIFTH IN VICTORIA

The University of the Fraser Valley turned in a fifth-place finish at the PACWest tournament in Victoria on the weekend.

The Cascades combined for a team score of 609 over the two-day event, which leaves them tied for third in the overall PACWest standings. Mitch Lock’s two-day score of 149 was good for seventh place in the individual standings, while Aaron Pauls was two strokes back.