Thunderbirds, Blazers split on season’s opening weekend

Langley defenceman Matthew Dyck delivers four-point game in 6-2 victory

A four-point game from defenceman Matthew Dyck helped the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds rally for victory.

Dyck tied the score early in the second period as the Thunderbirds scored five straight goals to defeat the Thompson Blazers 6-2 on Sunday in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops.

Another Langley product, Jonathan Stein, scored the eventual game-winning goal while Jonathan Rees finished with a goal and two helpers.

The Blazers had won game one by a 3-2 score on Saturday with Aldergrove’s Baxter Anderson scoring once.

The Thunderbirds are made up of players from Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack.

Prior to this season, Langley hockey players had been in the catchment area of the Valley West Hawks, which now is just Surrey Cloverdale and White Rock.

The Thunderbirds face the Okanagan Rockets in a pair of games this weekend.