Naylor earns shutout as T-Birds snap Chiefs streak

Fraser Valley splits home-and-home series against Vancouver Northeast squad

The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds scored three times in the third period to break open a scoreless game and defeat the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs 3-0.

The two B.C. Major Midget Hockey League rivals squared off on Monday night at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre with Fraser Valley snapping the Chiefs’ nine-game (5-0-4) unbeaten streak.

Andrew Sorenson (Abbotsford), Jonathan Stein (Langley) and Justin Hargrave (Abbotsford) — with an empty-netter — scored for the Thunderbirds.

Sorenson and Stein’s goals came just 31 seconds apart and with less than eight minutes to play.

Hargrave and Sorenson both finished with a goal and a helper while Jordan Naylor (Aldergrove) earned the shutout in goal, including stopping a penalty shot while the game was still scoreless.

The game wrapped up a home-and-home series between the two rivals with the Chiefs winning 3-2 on Sunday morning at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre.

Mackenzie Wight (Chilliwack) had both goals for Fraser Valley but the Chiefs struck for the winning goal in the final minute of play.

The split leaves the Thunderbirds (11-9-6, 28 points) three points back of the Chiefs for fifth place in the league.

Fraser Valley returns to action on Jan. 9 when they hit the road to face the North Island Silvertips in a pair of games.