In a hard-fought battle on Thursday at the Cominco Arena, OK Tire held on for a 2-1 victory over Re/Max in Trail Commercial Hockey League action, while the Arlington kicked it up a notch with a 9-5 win over Allstar.
Jeff Sidey scored twice to put the Tire up 2-0 and Rocky Dickson stopped everything fired at him in the first two periods to lead OK Tire to its first victory of the season. Devyn Hill cut the lead to one a minute into the third period but that was as close as Re/Max would get as the realtors fell to 0-2-1 on the season, while OK Tire grabbed a share of first place with a 1-0-1 record.
Meanwhile the Big A grabbed its first win of the year on the strength of a hat trick from Mike Broyd, a seven-point night from Pat Iannone, and five points from Jeremy Robinson.
Allstar jumped out to a 3-2 lead in the first period on goals from Andrew Jenner, Derek Steep, and Colton Semenok, but a six-goal second-period outburst from the Arlington iced it for the A.