An early morning drive to Campbell River did little to slow down the Cowichan Valley Thunder’s offence as they took on the host Ravens in a midget B lacrosse contest last Saturday.
It took Brayden Grantham just 45 seconds to get the Thunder on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal. Three more markers, and Cowichan was in front 4-2 at the end of the first period. The Ravens tried to battle back in the second, scoring almost immediately after play resumed, but by the end of the second, the Thunder held an 8-4 advantage.
The Cowichan defence held the Ravens scoreless in the third, with goalie Miles Brooks turning back every shot that got through. The Thunder added four more goals in the final frame to win the game 12-4. Ryan John finished with four goals and one assist. Gavin Spencer had two goals and two helpers, Grantham had two goals and one assist, and Brady Williams also scored twice. Clayton Raphael had one goal and set up two more, Cole Wright scored once, and Brooks and Nathan Clark had one helper apiece.
The Thunder also recently competed at a tournament hosted by Peninsula, reaching the bronze medal game where they lost 9-8 to Oceanside.
The midget B Thunder have just three games left in the regular season, including two this weekend as they host Comox Valley this Saturday, then visit Oceanside on Sunday.