Silvertips keep in striking distance

Nanaimo’s B.C. Major Midget League hockey team defeated the Thompson Blazers 5-0 on Saturday and 7-2 on Sunday in the Interior.

The North Island Silvertips won two games to stay in striking distance of a playoff spot.

Nanaimo’s B.C. Major Midget League hockey team defeated the Thompson Blazers 5-0 on Saturday and 7-2 on Sunday in the Interior.

Goalie Riley Medves recorded the shutout win and Jordan Levesque tallied a hat trick in the next day’s blowout. Ryan Coghlan also had a big offensive weekend with five assists over the two games.

GAME ON … The Silvertips host the Cariboo Cougars on Saturday (Jan. 28) at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre’s Civic Arena ice surface.