The Royal LePAGE Midget Tyees wrapped up their placement round by hosting the Victoria Racquet Club (VRC) A1 Kings on Saturday.
The Tyees came into the game holding a 2-1-1 record and a win against VRC would go a long ways toward securing placement in the top Island division for regular season play.
Both teams had opportunities on the power play in the first and both goalies made some solid saves keeping the score tied at zero after one period.
The second period was penalty filled with both teams spending much of the period shorthanded but it was an even strength goal by Gavin Rauser, with the loan assist from John Kretzschmar giving the home team the lead late in the middle frame.
Early in the third a strong effort by Travis Goodwin, with assists to Ryan Howich and Rio Massee, gave the Tyees a 2-0 lead.
The Tyees looked to be in a good position to close out the game. However the Tyees could not stay out of the penalty box and the Kings connected on a power play closing the gap to 1 goal.
The teams traded chances throughout the third and within the last three minutes the Kings scored two quick goals to gain the lead making the final 3-2 Kings.
The Royal LePAGE Midget Tyees play two exhibition games on the road this coming weekend, Saturday in Port Alberni and Sunday in Nanaimo. After a good tough week of practices they should be ready to go.
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