Campbell River Nyrstar Ravens take on Island rivals in Parksville tournament

The Campbell River Nyrstar Midget Ravens participated in a tournament at the Oceanside Arena in Parksville, this weekend.

Game one resulted in a 1-1 tie against The Nanaimo Timbermen. Tyler Wingert and Kennady Fisher put in a valiant effort with their strong presence and several rips on Nanaimo’s net. The Nyrstar Ravens struggled to get something going but finished the game strong in the third period. Ravens’ goalie Erik Forbes, sends a long pass down the box to an eagerly waiting and ready Taylor Lysne, who then fires a cannon at the Nanaimo goalie and scores with 1.5 seconds remaining on the clock. MVP of game one, for the Nyrstar Ravens was Erik Forbes.

In game two, Kaden Jarratt, makes a beautiful submarine shot on the Cowichan Valley Thunder’s goalie, but was denied satisfaction and Cowichan makes the save. In the second period, Jerome Lorenz sends a swift pass and gets the assist to Taylor Lysne who drives the ball into the net and scores. The game ends with a loss for the Nyrstar Ravens of 11-1. Game two MVP goes to Taylor Lysne.

Game three against the Saanich Tigers, was a very early 7:30 a.m. start that resulted in a 14-3 loss for the Ravens. Kenny Sweet starts the Ravens off by scoring our first goal, single handedly in period 2 and sets the momentum for the Ravens in motion. Kaden Jarratt, followed up with the Ravens second goal in period 2 with a beautiful assist from Emma Gordon. Kenny Sweet sets up the third goal with a pass to Taylor Lysne who gets the assist for the Ravens’ third goal by Assistant Captain Jas Thiara. MVP of game three goes to the Nyrstar Ravens Captain Peter Van Gemeren Mcnutt .

Last but not least, Game four, the Nyrstar Ravens battled against the Coquitlam Adanacs. Five minutes into the first period, Kaden Jarratt gets and assist and sets up Wyatt Surgenor with a goal. Still in the first period Tyler Wingert makes a savvy pass and assists Jas Thiara with their second goal. Tyler Wingert has a beautiful breakaway in the second period but is shut down by Coquitlam’s goalie, the Ravens’ come right back and Wyatt Surgenor gets a breakaway and barrels past four Coquitlam players, takes a rip and is shut down once again by the Coquitlam goalie. In the end, The Nyrstar Midget Ravens take a 4-2 loss in game four. Wyatt Surgenor gets the MVP title this game.

The Nyrstar Ravens are in action again this weekend with a home game Saturday against Oceanside at 3 p.m. at Strathcona Gardens. Sunday is an away game against Saanich at Pearkes Rec Centre at 3:30 p.m.