TCHL: Re/Max takes air out of Tire

Re/Max kept a tenuous three-point grip on first place in Trail Commercial Hockey League action Sunday with a win over OK Tire.

Re/Max kept a tenuous three-point grip on first place in Trail Commercial Hockey League action Sunday with a win over OK Tire.

Two-time league scoring champion Graham Proulx put  his team on his shoulders, and carried Re/Max to a 5-3 victory.

Proulx netted four goals, including three first-period markers to give the realtors a 3-2 lead heading into the second.

Shawn Venturini scored the first goal of the game for the Tire to make it 2-1, and set up Shane Drake’s  first-period blast to cut the lead to one.

The Tire tied it in the second as Venturini put a pass onto the stick of Mike Fudge who made no mistake at 11:11 sending it to the third period locked at 3-3.

With a victory, OK Tire would have pulled to within a point of the league leaders, but it was not to be as Dallas Stanton converted a setup from Jason Vecchio and Gabe Gaudet to net the winner with just 2:49 left in regulation. Proulx would get his fourth unassisted into an empty net for insurance with just 14 seconds left on the clock.

Re/Max and OK Tire are both coming off big wins last week, as Re/Max skated to a 6-4 win over a much-improved Firebird squad, and the Tire doused a hot Arlington team with an 8-3 win.

TCHL action goes tonight at the Cominco Arena with Firebird facing the Allstars at 7:15 p.m., and OK Tire taking on Re/Max at 8:30 p.m. for their second tilt in a row.