Midget Tigers Starch Canucks in Shortened Game

Story courtesy of Scott Roblin/CHAT Sports

A quiet weekend relatively speaking for the SEAC Tigers programs over the weekend, as just the Midget 15 program hit the ice for a single game Saturday.

The Tigers made that game count however, scoring five times in the second period to stomp the CNHA Canucks 6-0 on the road.

SEAC forward Ethan Machan broke the deadlock with 4:20 remaining in the first period, beating Canucks goalie Spencer Little for the opening goal ahead of the intermission.

That wouldn’t be all from Machan though, as he flexed his offensive muscles six minutes into the second period with his second of the evening on the power play.

Machan’s goal kicked off a wild few minutes for the Tigers, with Connor Groves pounding in a rebound on a shot by Machan just 12 seconds later to make it a 3-0 contest.

SEAC added two more goals over the next three minutes courtesy of Gerret Harty and Vaught Strutt, increasing their lead to 5-0 over the Canucks midway through the game.

Back on the power play to close out the period, Mason Mowat joined in on the scoring rush with his first of the season to give SEAC a six-goal lead after 40 minutes.

An unfortunate result on a checking from behind penalty against the Tigers saw a Canucks player carted off the ice in a stretcher, calling the game to a premature close after 2 periods of play. The injured player was observed in hospital for a few hours before being released.

Tigers goaltender Brendan Olson was steady throughout the contest, shutting the door on every Canucks chance to pick up the 23-save shutout.

With the win, the 6-3-2 Tigers now hold the third-best record in the AMMHL’s South Division.

Another light weekend lies ahead for the Midget 15 Tigers, playing host to the CBHA Rangers on Saturday night at 5:15 pm from the Hockey Hounds Rec Centre.

As for the Bantam AAA Tigers, they had the weekend off from league action as they get set to take part in the 46th Annual Hockey Hounds Tournament, November 15th to 18th.

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