The Fraser Valley major midget Thunderbirds played a home-and-home against the Greater Vancouver Canadiens this past weekend. Saturday’s game at the ARC ended locked at 3-3. After falling behind 2-0 early in the second, the ‘Birds rallied back on a Nick Ponack goal with assists to Brice Sharp and Kyle Bosko. The Birds second goal was the result of shorthanded pressure which led to Jamie Housch burying it on an assist from Noah Wiebe, while the go-ahead third goal came from Sharp
Twelve hours later on Sunday morning, the Thunderbirds grabbed a 4-2 road win in Richmond. Dawson Rodin made a couple spectacular first period saves to keep the game tied at zero early. Alex Furlan opened the scoring for the ‘Birds from Marshall Skapski and Brett Clayton. Ponak scored the second goal from Sharp and Bosko. Later, Furlan extended the lead with a great individual effort to strip the defender and bury his own rebound. Ponak scored another pretty goal after a long cross-ice pass from Skapski got him behind the defender.
Next up for the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds will be the Valley West Hawks. Puck drop at 4 p.m., Saturday Nov. 1 at the ARC.