The KLP Construction Bantam A Tyees were looking to get back on the winning track coming off a recent Port Moody tournament in which they played .500 hockey and concluded with a 5-1 loss to Delta HCSS V1.
Traveling to Victoria this past weekend to play the Peninsula Panthers, and concluding their tiering round, turned out to be the perfect prescription.
Though the team maintained pressure in the offensive zone and peppered the Panthers goalie with numerous high quality shots, the game remained scoreless until late in the first period when Riley Billy finally broke the deadlock.
Midway through the second period the Tyees scored two goals 35 seconds apart by Noah Fladager and River Fahey respectively to give the Tyees a 3 – 0 lead.
Defenseman Matthew Ubriaco increased the lead further when he snuck back door to score after receiving a crisp cross-ice pass from Jory Swanson.
Early in the third period, the Panthers were able to score their first, and last, goal against goaltender Jayce Hudak who played a strong game in goal.
Following a second goal by Fahey, forward Davis Frank used his speed to come around from behind the net and let go a high wrist shot to make it 6 – 1.
Cole Devlin set up Cody Savey to score his first of the game to close out the scoring and give the Tyees a convincing victory.
The Tyees have no games scheduled for this weekend as the team now waits to hear what tier they will be placed in for this season.