The #1 Autobody PeeWee A Tyees had a successful start to the first round of the Tier 2 Vancouver Island Playoffs, winning 3 out of 4 of their round robin games.
Their first game against the Nanaimo Clippers took place at home on January 23rd. The first period of the game was a slow one for the Tyees but they managed to put one goal in the net before the buzzer. The Tyees would score twice in the second as well as third periods without Nanaimo being able to answer back the entire game and the final score would be 5-0. Centreman Parker Bell would get 4 points in the game and goalie Marcus Shankar would record the shutout.
The second game in the round robin would result in another shutout against the Comox Valley Chiefs in their barn on January 30th. Again, only one goal was scored in the first period but the Tyees really poured it on in the second with 5 more goals being scored. One more would be put in the Chiefs net in the third period and the final score would be 7-0 with goalie Josh Doherty getting the shutout. Bell and winger Markus Cross each recorded 3 points in the game.
The Tyees would find themselves travelling to Powell River for the third game of the round robin on Jan. 31. The first period was a tight one which would end with the score being 3-2 for the Tyees. However, the Tyees would put the puck between the posts three more times in the second period while the Kings could only manage one goal. The Tyees would score two more in the third and the final score would be 8-3 for the Campbell River squad. Winger Jacob Thomas would get the hatrick in the game and defenceman Ashton Birchard would record 4 points in a solid effort. Goalie Shankar would get the win. All of the Tyees played extremely hard throughout the game and this was an all around team effort.
The final game of the round robin took place this past Saturday at home with the Tyees facing a very strong Oceanside Generals team. Both teams were 3-0 in the playoffs and fighting for first place in the North Island. The Tyees came out strong in the first period but both teams were only able to bury a goal each. The Tyees would score three more in the second with the Generals only answering with two. The third period started with a 4-3 score in favor of the hard-working Tyees and the fans were at the edge of their seat. However, the scoring went back and forth and in the end the Tyees would have to accept a tough 7-6 loss. Defenseman Brian Majic played a strong game, getting 5 points while Bell recorded 3. The Tyees would finish second in the North Island in the round robin.
The #1 Autobody PeeWee A Tyees have earned a spot in the cross-over game against the first place South Island team, the Cowichan Capitals this upcoming weekend and hope that their playoff journey will continue to the final match-up the following weekend.