Troy Sutherland scored twice for Carolina. Vernon Viper prospect Alex Gran is playing defence for the Rockets. There is a field of 25 teams. Visions of sugarplums kept a spirited effort at bay though momentary sparks were evident throughout the tilt. The lone Vernon goal came in the second period on a solo effort by Mika Burns. Owen Swiscoski and Kobe Grant were both stellar in net.
Our win on Sunday sealed the deal. The Hawks are in a tight race near the top of the standings of the MML, just three points out of first place yet just two points up on the seventh-place team as the season nears the midway point. Had the powerplay been working better Saturday, Valley West might have left Kelowna with a pair of wins. They did score once with the man-advantage, and went into the third period with a lead.
Teams for the 40th Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament ready for holiday fun in Calgary
Thompson and Airdrie will square off on Boxing Day. Scouts from across North America will be watching. The Blazers qualified for the B. Major Midget League playoffs, marking the first time since the franchise had reached the post-season. Business really picked up when Stankoven was drafted in May by the major junior Blazers and decided to stick around town for one midget campaign.
But the club found out last week that, for the 14th consecutive year, it would be on the Mac's schedule. The tournament has been held every year since and counts some of the biggest names in the game as alumni. This season in the B. Hockey Major Midget League, the to year-old Cariboo Cougars started slowly, with a record through their first seven games.