Tyees’ forward Jake McKenzie scores on the breakaway to give the Tyees a 1-0 lead over the Alberni Bulldogs.

Midget Tyees nip Bulldogs

Campbell River scores late in the third period to edge Port Alberni 2-1

It’s rematch Sunday in Port Alberni.

Campbell River’s No. 1 Auto Body midget Tyees hockey club will try to make it two in a row against the Bulldogs following last Sunday’s 2-1 win in Campbell River.

The Tyees opened the scoring at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena. With 5:07 remaining in the first period, Jake McKenzie grabbed a clearing past, out-skated the defence and fired a wrist shot past the Alberni goalie.

Both teams also had several scoring chances in the first, but failed to capitalize.

The Bulldogs squared things up in the second period when a point shot beat Tyees’ goalie Riley Mathieson. But Mathieson was strong between the pipes and did not allow another goal.

Late in the third period, Campbell River scored the winning goal when Keaton Dion passed from behind the Bulldogs net and hit an uncovered Gage Crawford who made no mistake on the shot.

The Tyees play the Bulldogs this Sunday in Port Alberni.