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.