Langley players stand out as Thunderbirds sweep three-game road trip

Hockey team ranks first in the BC Minor Midget League

The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds Minor Midget hockey team swept a three-game road trip to Prince George against the Caribou Cougars.

The Birds won Friday 5-4 in an overtime win and won 4-1 on Saturday. With the pressure on the Cougars, Sunday’s game proved a fast paced game with a lot of hitting, and a few Bird players sitting in the penalty box or being ejected from the game.

In the end the Birds won 3-1.

Langley native, Zachary Urquhart had his first hat trick as a Tbird and Nathan Frew, also from Langley, was a second star for Saturday’s game.

The Thunderbirds will see the Cougars again in mid-January.

With a record of 11-3-1-0, the team is now in first place in the BC Minor Midget League, two points ahead of the Okanagan Rockets.

Another Langley native, team captain Liam Tanner, is now the top forward in the entire BC Hockey Minor League with 22 points, seven goals and 15 assists.

Thunderbird goalie Ryan Siteman from Abbotsford is now the top goalie in the BC Minor Midget League with one shutout in 8 games and goals against average of 2.77

Next up is a three-game home series against the Okanagan Rockets starting Friday, Dec. 14, at the Abbotsford Centre

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The RCMP photo shows cannabis that was seized as part of the E-Prominent investigation. (RCMP)
Four Langley and Surrey men charged in 2019 pot export case

Warrants were executed on properties in Surrey, Langley and Delta in June and August 2019

A veteran posed for a picture by the Langley City cenotaph at the 2019 Remembrance Day service. This year, because of the pandemic, organizers are moving the event online, with a few extras. (Langley Advance Times file)
Online Remembrance Day in Langley City will have extras for viewers

Video visits with Fraser Blues flight team, as well as veterans, are planned

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the day before Aldergrove’s Madison Lewis turns one, family and friend celebrated by attending a blood donor drive in her honour. (Courtesy Lewis Family)
Blood drive held in honour of one year old’s birthday

Aldergrove family organized clinic to give back after Madison Lewis underwent open heart surgery

FILE – Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides the latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the province during a press conference in the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, October 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. shatters COVID-19 records with 817 weekend cases; masks now expected indoors

Three people have died over the past three reporting periods

Kelowna City Hall has been vandalized overnight. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Kelowna City Hall hit by anti-pandemic vandalism

Graffiti condemning the virus appears overnight on City Hall

FILE – A woman smokes a marijuana joint at a “Wake and Bake” legalized marijuana event in Toronto on October 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Home nurse visits could play big role in reducing cannabis use, smoking in young mothers

The program, dubbed the BC Healthy Connections Project, involves public health nursing home visits

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Christian school in Chilliwack closes for COVID-19 isolation measures, moving to online learning

Mt. Cheam school principal confirms coronavirus exposure led to staffing reduction and need to close

Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)
Daily direct flights between Abbotsford and Toronto start Wednesday

Swoop announces new operations at Toronto Pearson Airport

Most Read