Peewee league title is nice but now the playoffs begin

The Mainstream Biological Consulting PeeWee B Tyees played their final league game on Sunday in Campbell River, a 9-4 victory over Kerry Park that was typical of Campbell River’s dominance all season.

Campbell River’s Peewee B Tyees and their coaches celebrate on home ice Sunday after winning the regular season title with a convincing 9-4 victory over Kerry Park.

The Mainstream Biological Consulting PeeWee B Tyees played their final league game on Sunday in Campbell River, a 9-4 victory over Kerry Park that was typical of Campbell River’s dominance all season.

It was also a formality, as the Island Championship banner was already at Strathcona Gardens for the after-game ceremony.

The Tyees were led by rangy winger Ben Skinner, whose strength on the puck and great decision-making resulted in four Campbell River goals, and centre Mitchell Rogers who finished with five goals.

Rogers converted some outstanding passes from Skinner, Cooper Williams, Hunter Korol and Todd Campbell, though he needed no help on the Tyees’ third goal, a patented Rogers’ howitzer.

Outstanding performances also came from captain Campbell, who matched Skinner’s four assists, Korol, who added a goal, and Liam Rivett, who, in addition to his solid defensive work, found Lukas Lund with a breakaway pass in the second period that Lund finished with flair for the Tyees’ second goal.

Nathan Downey and Doug Campbell also scored Tyee goals, with Campbell ripping a highlight reel wrist shot from the point that found the top corner of the net.

Jaydlin Spooner and Dominik Bellefleur both made timely saves for the Tyees, though they were certainly not busy.

The Tyees begin the playoffs Feb. 6, in Courtenay.

against the Comox Valley Chiefs.