Chilliwack stopper leads T-Birds to upset special

Chilliwack's Josh Matzek helped the underdog Fraser Valley Thunderbirds get past the mighty Okanagan Rockets.

  • Thu Jan 23rd, 2014 2:00pm
  • Sports

Rosedale’s Josh Matzek backstopped his Fraser Valley Thunderbirds to a massive upset win in Major Midget Hockey League action last weekend.

Facing the first place Okanagan Rockets Sunday morning, the T-Birds got two goals from Nicholas Ponak and singles from Justin Bowerman and Ryan Hunt in a 4-3 win.

It was just fourth defeat all year for the Rockets (23-4-1), while the T-Birds improved to 10-17-3.

Chilliwack’s Hayden Guilderson and Dryden Downing were both held off the scoresheet.

Their team has the weekend off before returning to action Feb. 1-2 against the Valley West Hawks.