Peewee B Tyees go up 1-0 in playoff series

The Campbell River Legion Ladies Auxiliary Peewee B Tyees ventured down island for Game 1 of their playoff season to play their heated rivals, the Cowichan Capitals, last weekend and came away with a big win.

The players were in a mood to avenge a pre-Christmas late-game meltdown that saw Cowichan tie them in Campbell River with less than 2 seconds on the clock, and this game proved to be very different, indeed.

The Tyees started quickly, attacking the Capitals right from the opening face-off, and by the end of the first period had built up a 4-0 lead, chasing the Capitals’ starting goalie in the process.

Wyatt Murray, Kiera Arsenault and Tyler Wingert figured in most of the goals and the entire Tyees squad continued to pepper the net with shots.

The second half of the game was somewhat closer as Cowichan crept within three, but the combined efforts of Cam Vaughn and Bailey Demuth in net proved too much for the Capitals. Alex Movold and Cole Dumont played a particularly physical game and got under the opponents skin frequently.

The team continues their playoff journey with a home tilt against Nanaimo this Saturday, Jan. 30, 4 p.m. at the Brindy.