Road-weary midgets in tough

Despite an edge in power play chances the Tyees were unable to score

The No. 1 Auto Body midget Tyees travelled to Port Alberni for an exhibition game against the Bulldogs on Saturday.

Riley Mathieson was in goal for the Tyees and stopped a partial breakaway at 2:08 of the first period to keep the game scoreless after one period.  At 13:29 of the second period, the Bulldogs scored off a pass out of the corner to an open player in the slot. Mathieson stopped two breakaways in the first half of the second period to keep the score at 1-0.

Despite an edge in power play chances the Tyees were unable to score. At the end of the second period the Bulldogs remained up by a goal. The Tyees had a couple of power-play chances near the end of the third period, but were unable to close the gap on the Bulldogs who took the win 1-0.

On Sunday, the No. 1 Auto Body midget Tyees travelled to Sydney to play an exhibition game against the Peninsula Eagles.

The Tyees got off to a slow start and gave up the first goal with two minutes left in the first period. The score remained at 1-0 for the Eagles going into the second period.

The Eagles scored twice more during the second period, one coming on a power-play. The Tyees went to the second period break trailing 3-0.

The score went to 4-0 at 8:01 of the second period.

With 38 seconds left, the Tyees got on the board when Tyson Goebel fired a loose puck past the Eagles goalie. The Tyees had a four-to-one edge in power-plays during the period. The score remained at 4-1 going into the third period. The Tyees picked up the pace a bit and made the score 4-2 at 6:08 of the third period on a goal by Jaret Knowles.

Nic Kirchner was in goal for the Tyees and made numerous saves to keep the Tyees in the game. The Tyees had the edge in play during the third period but were unable to close the gap on the Eagles.

The No. 1 Auto Body midget Tyees have completed the tiering schedule and will commence league play starting next weekend.