Sports

Silvertips play must-win games

The North Island Silvertips will need to come up with the two biggest wins of the season this weekend, and cross their fingers.

Nanaimo’s B.C. Major Midget League hockey team kept its playoff hopes alive last weekend, but probably needs upset wins Saturday (March 3) and Sunday against the Okanagan Rockets, plus some help on the out-of-town scoreboard.

The Silvertips and Fraser Valley Bruins met for a pair of games last weekend at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The visitors won Saturday 5-1, with Jordan Levesque scoring the only goal for the home team.

That set up a critical rematch, which the ’Tips pulled out 2-1 thanks to Garrett Dunlop’s winner with seven minutes left in the third period. Levesque had a goal and an assist and Riley Medves was the winning goalie.

The split between North Island (17-17-4) and Fraser Valley (16-15-7) allowed the Valley West Hawks (18-17-3) to sneak by both teams into the sixth and final playoff spot.

GAME ON … The Silvertips play the Rockets (19-11-8) Saturday at 5:15 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Sunday’s rematch is a 10:30 a.m. faceoff at the NIC.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

VIU soccer sides both finish first
 
Soldier killed in Parliament Hill siege
 
Inquiry slams door in face of First Nations groups
Remembrance Day comes early with mural of the fallen
 
STARRs receive four awards at the 10K Cobble Hill run
 
Fire burns old high school library in Alberni
ELECTION 2014: Taxes top issue in North Cowichan race
 
The Week — Jan. 19
 
Culture in schools is still a problem, says former Langley student who was bullied

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.