Midget Blazers enter Christmas break on a high
It has been a rough season thus far for the Thompson Blazers of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League.
But, the club got a welcome assist from Santa entering the Christmas break, with the Blazers on a four-game undefeated streak.
The club is tied with Kootenay for last place in the 11-team league, sporting a 3-19-2 record.
However, the club appears to be turning the corner. Its home sweep on the weekend of the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds followed two hard-fought ties the weekend previous in Surrey against the Valley West Hawks.
At Interior Savings Centre on the weekend, the Blazers defeated the Thunderbirds by scores of 3-1 and 8-5.
Cole McCaskill (2G) and Nick Chyzowski (1G) paced the Blazers in the 3-1 victory, with goaltender Griffin Baillie making 32 saves.
In the 8-5 triumph, the Blazers were led by Riley Harder (2G), Dante Caillier, Chyzowski, David Larouche, Dexter Robinson, Riley Jepson and Carson Richards.
The Blazers finished the game with 52 shots, while goaltender Kyle Michalovsky turned aside 32 saves to secure the win.
Next up for the Tyler Forsythe-coached Blazers is the Richmond International Midget Tournament on Dec. 27.
The club returns to league play on Saturday, Jan. 5 (5 p.m. faceoff) and Sunday, Jan. 6 (11 a.m. faceoff) when the fourth-place Vancouver Northeast Chiefs (14-7-3) come to the region for a pair of games at the Art Holding Arena in Chase.