Christian Bosa of the Valley West Hawks had a four-goal game against the Thompson Blazers last weekend in Richmond.

Hawks fill the net against the Blazers

Midget Hockey team scored 14 goals in two games, win twice

The Valley West Hawks filled the net in two games against the Thompson Blazers last weekend, sweeping their BC Hockey Major Midget League (MML) series in Richmond by scores of 7-1 and 7-2.

The Hawks remain unbeaten four games into the season with a 3-0-1 (win-loss-tie) record, behind only the 4-0-0 Vancouver Giants.

There are no easy games in the MML. Despite the scores, this weekend was no exception,” said Hawks head coach Jessie Leung. “Both were tight for most of the game until we capitalized on some powerplay chances to pull away. We also got a chance to see some of the scoring depth we could have on our team, we had six players score their first MML goals, and hope to see carry through.”

Ten of the 11 MML teams were in Richmond last weekend for the Showcase Weekend.

Valley West, comprised of players from Surrey, White Rock and North Delta, broke open Saturday’s game with three second period goals for a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes.

Christian Bosa paced the Hawks attack with four goals. Kabir Gill, Ilijah Colina and Carson Franklin also tallied for Valley West. Luka Burzan contributed with three assists, with Bobby Russell, Bradley Stonnell and Michael Farren adding two helpers each.

“We’re counting on Bosa to be an offensive leader for us this season. Saturday was a good sign,” said Leung. “We played Saturday without two of our best players in Ben Evanish and Ian Ross but collectively picked up the slack.”

The Hawks received a pair of powerplay goals from Evanish in Sunday’s win. The White Rock resident now has seven goals in three games played, tops in the MML.

Calder Newson also scored twice, with Justyn Gurney, Farren and Bosa adding one each. Stonnell collected another three assists, with Farren earning a pair.

“I think we took the game for granted for the first period and the Blazers took it to us and outworked us,” said Leung. “We really had to lean on Reece Klassen in net to bail us out of our poor play  Once we got our heads back into it we were able to pull away.”

The Hawks have a bye next weekend, then will play twice against the Vancouver Canadians Oct. 10-11. Face-off is 2 p.m. on Saturday, and noon Sunday at the Richmond Oval.

Just Posted

Surrey policing plan sent to provincial government for review

‘I urge our residents to come out and help us shape their Surrey Police Department,’ Surrey mayor says

RCMP target speeders in White Rock, Surrey

Officers throughout the province launch Swoop campaign

Surrey councillors say they’ve now seen policing transition plan

Locke and Hundial decline to share details of the plan, repeat calls for its release to residents

Roadside device to weed out THC can’t detect impairment, lawyer says

‘This fact alone is likely to have serious implications for Canadians’ Charter Rights,’ lawyer Sarah Leamon warns

Cloverdale high school raising money for first-ever grad dinner

Bottle and clothing drive will fundraise for Cloverdale Learning Centre’s first graduation dinner

Kelowna toddler suffers cracked skull after fall from balcony

Neighbour who found the two-year-old boy said he has a bump the size of a golf ball on his head

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Support growing for orphaned Okanagan child after father dies in highway crash

Family thanks emergency crews for assistance in traumatic incident

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

UPDATED: B.C. man says he’ll take People’s Party lawsuit as far as he can

Federal judge shut down Satinder Dhillon’s ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of PPC name in byelection

Coquitlam RCMP release video in search for witness to crash that killed girl, 13

Witness is described as a slim Asian man with short, black hair, no facial hair and wearing glasses

Four rescued from Golden Ears mountain

Hikers from Surrey started out for Evans Peak at 6 p.m.

Most Read

l -->