Midget Thunderbirds upset Giants

The BC Major Midget Hockey League Thunderbirds pulled off back to back upsets of the Vancouver NW Giants last weekend.

The BC Major Midget Hockey League Thunderbirds cruise into the Christmas break on a high after beating the Vancouver NW Giants in back to back games last weekend.

The T-Birds (8-13-3) stunned the Giants (15-7-0) 4-1 last Saturday, with Chilliwack’s Davin Padgham chipping in. The high-scoring blueliner assisted on the second Fraser Valley goal, a Nate Castonguay (Mission) snipe which stood up as the game winner.

That game was played in Squamish. The Sunday rematch was played at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, with the T-Birds winning 5-2.

Chilliwack’s Mackenzie Wight factored into the scoring with an assist on Noah Wiebe’s shorthanded score.

Wiebe, an Abbotsford native, finished Wight’s feed at 12:18 of period two, tying the game at 2-2.

Brice Sharp (Mission) gave Fraser Valley the lead three minutes later and Brett Clayton (Abbotsford) scored twice in the third to put the game away.

The Thunderbirds sit eighth in the 11 team circuit.

Chilliwack native Dawson Rodin has been the main man in goal for Fraser Valley, making 13 appearances. He’s won four and tied one with a  3.27 goals-against average.

Padgham is having a stellar season and sits sixth among all MMHL defencemen in scoring with nine goals and 19 points in 24 games.

Brendan Murphy, a big fella at six feet and 183 pounds, has played 11 games, collecting one assist and six penalty minutes.

Wight, a six foot and 170 pound forward, has seven goals, 15 points and 28 penalty minutes in 24 games played.

The T-Birds return to action Dec. 22, hosting the Vancouver NW Chiefs (15-7-2).

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