The Blue Thunder Contracting Ltd. Peewee B Tyees came on the ice blazing for their first game against the Comox Chiefs.
They held them off strong with no shots on goal their first period. Centerman Jacob Thomas scored the teams first goal of the season on a strong for check assisted by left winger Tyler Wingert. Laine Rogers chipped the puck off the boards with 3 seconds on the clock and Jacob Thomas scored again on a short handed break away goal. Comox came back stronger second period putting more pressure on and laying a few shots on goalie Jerrod McNeely.
Blue Thunder Tyees had lots of nice clean passes and defenceman Brett Rhulen sailed on in from the blue line securing the lead to 3-0. Goalie Markus Shankar came in for the third period and continued to hold off more pressure from the Chiefs. Shortly in Jacob Thomas gets a hat trick with a nice assist from Laine Rogers. Ending the game with an 4-0 win.
The Blue Thunder Tyees then went on the road Saturday to Victoria and played the JDF Grizzlies. The Grizzlies came out hard and scored in the first few minutes putting the Tyees on guard. Heading in to the second period the Tyees battled hard to even out the score and Matthew Block did that with a nice assist from Brett Rhulean. Aidan Willis followed shortly after with a nice shot bringing them in to the lead with good strong chip up from Nolan Wyatt.
Going in to the third Kiera Arsenault continued to show her never give up attitude and won a battle in front of the net with help from Aiden Watson and she brought the team to a 4-2 lead. In the last few minutes the Grizzlies fought hard with a good back and forth game getting two more goals in and settling the game with a 4-4 tie.
Sunday brought the team to Nanaimo in the afternoon. Nolan Wyatt opened up the score with a nice shot in front. The two teams battled hard to get on board again. the score stayed at 1-0 nothing until the 3rd where Nanaimo got a well deserved goal evening up the score. The game got fired up with a battle to get ahead. Aiden Watson got a sweet pass from Tyler Jochkimski and scored a goal moving the team into the lead. Kiera Arsenault secured their win with a tight shot from the far corner. Peewee B’s are off to a great start this season.