TCHL: OK Tire keeps rolling

Re/Max stumbled last week dropping a pair of games, while OK Tire continued to roll over the competition.

In Trail Commercial Hockey League action, Re/Max stumbled last week dropping a pair of games, while OK Tire continued to roll over the competition with a 6-2 drubbing of the realtors on Friday and a 5-3 win over Gericks on Sunday.

The Tire jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead on Gericks and never looked back, with Paul Matteucci netting his fourth of the season on a gritty individual effort to open the scoring at 16:50. Kyle Boutin scored his fifth of the season on a set up from Peter Sheets, and Sheets would make it 3-0 two minutes into the second period on a Matteucci feed. The Tire went ahead 4-0 when Troy Palmer beat Gericks goalie Mike Kooznetsoff at the 20 minute mark.

Gericks got on the board when Craig Clare converted a set up from Ross McDonnell and Gord Aiken, and drew within two at 7:45 on a marker from Mark Langille.

Evan McKay put the game out of reach for the Tire on a set up from Shane Drake at 2:30, despite a late marker from McDonnell, who had three points on the night, to make it 5-3 one minute later.

In Sunday’s other match, Allstar’s Tristan Read scored the winner at 4:39 of the third period to complete the comeback in a dramatic 5-3 win over Re/Max. The realtors jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead on goals from Paul Barclay and a pair from Riley Deadmarsh. But Allstar began the comeback early in the second when Corey Neal scored on a pass from Andrew Jenner, and Jenner made it 3-2 at 12:40 on a Derek Steep feed. Neal notched his second of the night and fifth of the season on another Jenner assist to tie it at the 10:15 mark. After Read notched the winner, Colton Semenok scored his eighth goal of the campaign to ice it with 3:39 to play.

The win keeps Allstar one point behind third place Arlington, a team they tied Friday night 5-5. The 11-10-3 Re/Max meanwhile falls eight points behind the Tire in first place with 33 points, and just two points up on the Big A.

Play resumes Thursday night with OK Tire taking on Gericks at 7:15 p.m. and Re/Max facing Arlington at 8:30 p.m.

Just Posted

Starbucks baristas in Trail donate $7,000 in tips

Funds will go toward the breakfast program in five Kootenay Columbia elementary schools

Good fencing makes good neighbours— especially when your neighbours are bears

Workshop in Pass Creek this weekend to promote benefits of proper protection for livestock

Feeling the heat

What you see: If you have a recent photo to share email editor@trailtimes.ca

Air time at Trail Sk8 Park

The Trail Sk8Park is located near the Gyro Park boat launch

B.C. MP’s climate-change alarmism challenged

Letter to the Editor from Thorpe Watson, PhD, Warfield

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Canadians more prepared for weather disaster than financial one: poll

RBC recommends people check their bank app as often as the weather app

B.C. dog owner sues after pet killed in beaver trap

A Kamloops man is suing the operator of a trapline north of the city after his dog died

Heading soccer balls can cause damage to brain cells: UBC study

Roughly 42 per cent of children in the country play soccer, according to statistics from Heritage Canada

Supreme Court hears case on migrant detainees’ rights to challenge incarceration

Currently, migrants who do not hold Canadian citizenship can only challenge detention through an immigration tribunal or a judicial review.

Canada Post issues new offer to employees as eBay calls on Ottawa to end strikes

Ebay is calling on the federal government to legislate an end to the Canada Post contract dispute, warning that quick action is needed to ensure retailers don’t lose out on critical Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

Most Read