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Silvertips scoring, but they want wins, too

North Island Silvertips player Joe Surgenor, left, battles for the puck with a Vancouver Northeast Chiefs opponent during Sunday’s B.C. Major Midget League hockey game at Frank Crane Arena. The visitors prevailed 7-4. - GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
North Island Silvertips player Joe Surgenor, left, battles for the puck with a Vancouver Northeast Chiefs opponent during Sunday’s B.C. Major Midget League hockey game at Frank Crane Arena. The visitors prevailed 7-4.
— image credit: GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

The North Island Silvertips scored quite a few goals, but unfortunately the other team scored more over the course of the weekend.

Nanaimo’s B.C. Major Midget League hockey team tied the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs 5-5 on Saturday in Parksville, but dropped the next day’s rematch 7-4 at Frank Crane Arena.

Taking a point against the tough Chiefs (12-5-3) was a pretty good result for the ’Tips (5-11-4), although it was a game that they led 5-2 after two periods. Nick Gomerich had two goals and an assist for North Island, Curtis McCarrick had a goal and two assists and Patrick Bajkov and Mathieu Jallabert were the other scorers.

The next day the Chiefs built up a lead that stood up during a high-scoring third period. Gomerich, Bajkov, Jordan Topping and McCarrick had the goals for the Silvertips.

GAME ON … The North Island Silvertips return to their usual home rink as they host the Kootenay Ice (2-16-2) on Saturday (Dec. 8) at 5:15 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre and then again on Sunday in a 10:30 a.m. start at the NIC. It’s the final action of 2012 for the ’Tips, who get a bye week leading into the holidays.

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