Thunderbirds put up fight, but fall to Cougars

Fraser Valley major midget hockey team held the league's highest-scoring squad in check, but managed just one point from two games

They held the league’s highest scoring team to a combined four goals over two games, but the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds managed just a single point for their efforts.

The Thunderbirds record sits at 8-5-2-1, a fifth-place tie in the BC Major Midget Hockey League.

Fraser Valley was riding a four-game winning streak but managed just a 3-3 tie and a 1-0 loss to the league-leading Cariboo Cougars, who entered the weekend averaging 5.2 goals per contest.

Both games were played at the Abbotsford Centre on Saturday and Sunday.

The Thunderbirds went ahead 3-2  early in the third period in the opener on Justin Hargreave’s second goal of the game but the Cougars pulled even six minutes later.

Brodi Stuart had the other Fraser Valley goal while Jayden Genberg had assists on all three goals.

The rematch was scoreless for the first 53 minutes before the Cougars scored the lone goal.

Chad Cromar was in goal for both contests for the T-Birds.


Just Posted

Giants draw first blood in WHL playoff series vs. Victoria

Home ice advantage non-existent for Royals against arch-rival Vancouver

VIDEO: Fire shuts down 232 Street in Langley

Traffic being re-routed following Langley structure fire

Eagles ride hot goaltending, soar to Cup

Langley Eagles use shootout to win final two games, capture Langley bantam Cup

Doggers take down top two teams, capture peewee Langley Cup

Langley peewee hockey team had just one loss since middle of January

VIDEO: Student puppeteers bring dark comedy to life

Theatre in the Grove presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ April 5-7, 12-14

Vancouver Aquarium’s resident octopus released into ocean

Staff let the Giant Pacific octopus go into the waters near Bowen Island so she can reproduce

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

Langley pool renovations completed

W.C. Blair Recreation Centre reopens on Sunday, March 25, 6:30 a.m.

B.C. pooches celebrate National Puppy Day

Check out some of the submissions from around B.C. for National Puppy Day 2018

Alberta tells B.C. to stop opposing pipelines if it doesn’t like gas prices

John Horgan said he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices.

B.C. mother hit in truck rampage dies

Family confirms mother of four Kelly Sandoval dies almost two months after being hit.

B.C. officials failed to tell Kiwis Fraser Health CEO had been fired in 2014

New Zealand spending scandal exposes Dr. Nigel Murray 2014 exit from B.C. job

Most Read