Standings continue to tighten up in TCHL

The Trail Commercial Hockey League standings continued to get tighter after the last week of action.

The Trail Commercial Hockey League standings continued to get tighter after the last week of action.

While the league-leading Rex Hotel team was handed a double-dose of defeat, its pursuers managed to close the gap as the regular season heads into its home stretch.

Re/Max All Pro Realty was the main benefactor of Rex’s struggles as a pair of wins moved the second-place team within two points of top spot in the TCHL.

The move began last Thursday when Re/Max handed Rex Hotel a 4-1 defeat.

Graham Proulx and Jim Lennox scored first period goals to propel Re/Max to the win.

The evening’s other game saw OK Tire get two goals and four points from Darrin Kissock as they defeated Firebird 6-4. Shane Drake added three points in the OK victory while Mike Wert had a four-point game in a losing effort for Firebird.

Re/Max kept up its winning ways on Sunday with Proulx netting a hat trick and Luke Russell potting a pair as Re/Max edged OK Tire 5-3. Derek Charters had a goal and assist for OK Tire.

Firebird added to Rex Hotel’s woes with a 6-5 victory. Matt Langille’s third-period goal stood as the winner for Firebird. Travis Drake added a pair of markers.

Scott Davis’s three goals and two from Wayne Salekin weren’t enough to lift Rex to a much-needed victory.

Rex Hotel gets a night off tonight as TCHL action resumes at the Cominco Arena.

OK Tire takes on Arlington at 7:15 p.m. and Re/Max meets Firebird at 8:30 p.m.