The North Island Silvertips gave the top team in the league a challenge.
The city’s B.C. Major Midget League hockey team (4-5-1) dropped a pair of home games on the weekend to the first-placed Cariboo Cougars (10-2), losing 4-2 on Saturday and then 5-2 on Sunday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.
In the first game Mathieu Jallabert and Patrick Bajkov scored for the ‘Tips and in the rematch it was Nick Gomerich and Liam Shaw with the goals.
GAME ON … The Silvertips have two more home games this coming weekend (Nov. 3-4). They face the Greater Vancouver Canadians (3-6) on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, then host the Canadians on Sunday at Parksville’s Oceanside Place in an 11 a.m. faceoff.