The Legion Ladies Auxiliary Peewee B Tyees traveled to Port Alberni this past weekend to take part in the annual Turkey Thanksgiving tournament.
Game 1 was a tough match against a strong squad from Semiamoo. The Tyees did their best but ended up on the wrong end of a lopsided 11-1 score.
Game 2 was a much closer affair against another Vancouver area team. The Tyees were up 2-0 after the first period with markers by Austin Cameron and Cole Dumont. The Vancouver squad stormed back to grab a late lead, however, and hung on for the win.
Game 3 was another rematch, this time against North Island.
Cole Dumont and Matt Block opened the scoring for the Tyees added another as the score was tied at two after two.
The usual pattern of a third period loss was broken this time though as a late goal by Nathan Underhill, which preserved a 4-4 tie.
Then an inspired effort from Alex Movald that evoked memories of Paul Coffey at the 1984 Canada Cup saw him save a goal at one end with an amazing backcheck to then finish the play with a 20 foot wrister to go up by one for the win.
Game 4 was a tiering round re-match with the tournament host Port Alberni Bulldogs. It was clear early on that the Tyees had used up a lot of energy in their earlier tie with their arch-rivals from up island as they came out flat against the home side and ended up falling 3-0. The loss was made somewhat easier by the delicious thanksgiving meal served by the hosts, however.
The team will continue tiering play this weekend.