The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds took it on the chin in weekend Major Midget Hockey League action, losing twice to the Vancouver NW Giants (21-4-1).
The teams opened a home-and-home last Saturday night at the Burnaby Winter Club, with the Giants taking a 7-1 decision. Chilliwack native Dryden Downing scored the lone goal for the locals, with another Chilliwackian, Josh Matzek, taking the loss in net.
Matzek was back between the pipes for the Sunday morning rematch at Chilliwack’s Prospera Centre, as his team got clubbed 7-2.
Downing picked up another goal. Chilliwack’s Hayden Guilderson set up Downing’s strike and scored one of his own.
The Thunderbirds (9-16-3) face another tough test this weekend with back to back games against the league-leading Okanagan Rockets (22-3-1).
The T-Birds occupy eighth place in the 11 team league.
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