Thunderbirds lose to Okanagan Rockets

Costly third-period showings for Thunderbirds on weekend

It turned out to be a winless weekend for the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds.

The British Columbia Major Midget League team participated in the annual showcase weekend in Richmond on Saturday and Sunday and couldn’t solve the Okanagan Rockets.

The Thunderbirds allowed a 4-1 third-period lead slip away on Saturday and settled for a 4-4 tie. Abbotsford’s Zac McKee scored a pair of goals in the tie, and local product Kyle Davis added a goal and an assist.

Third-period issues plagued the Thunderbirds again when they met the Rockets on Sunday. The teams were tied at three in the third period but the Rockets scored three unanswered goals to win 6-3.

Abbotsford’s Jake Mulder had a goal and an assist in the loss, with Davis picking up an assist.

The Thunderbirds’ record stands at one win, two losses and one tie and they are in seventh place in the 11-team league. Fraser Valley plays on Saturday in Coqutilam against the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs and then hosts the Chiefs on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre.

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