After having one of their worst outings of the season in a loss to the Westshore Bears last Thursday, the junior B Cowichan Valley Thunder bounced back to clobber the same team this past Monday.
Playing at the Q Centre in Langford last Thursday, the Thunder were hit with just their second loss of the season, a decisive 16-8 drubbing by the Bears.
"We played miserably," coach Lorne Winship said. "We were limited in numbers, but we were completely flat, the whole team."
Graham Winship led the Thunder with three goals and three assists, Bryson Weberg scored twice, and Ryan Taylor had a goal and four helpers. Jamie Jensen and Chance Koughan each recorded a goal and an assist, and Tyson Black added one helper.
The Thunder didn’t have to wait long to get revenge, which they earned with an 11-6 win at home on Monday.
"It was nice that we played them again Monday night," coach Winship said. "We came out determined to play. We knew that we had to step up. Our defence was excellent."
Goalie Nathan Clark earned the game ball as determined by his teammates. Adam Golia led the attack with three goals and four assists, and Brandon Corby had three goals. Colin Winship had two goals and two helpers, Black had a goal and four assists, Jensen had a goal and three assists, and Graham Winship had a goal and two assists. Luke Anderson chipped in with one helper.
Last Friday, the intermediate B Thunder crushed the Juan de Fuca Whalers 14-6. Mitch Page paced Cowichan with four goals and two assists, while Black and Colin Winship had two goals and four assists apiece. Corby added two goals and one assist, Corwin Trent scored twice, Aidan Miller had a goal and two helpers, and Kaine Dreaver scored once. Liam Clinging, Josh Porter and goalie Kain Stewart had single assists.
The intermediate Thunder played in Saanich on Thursday, and the junior Thunder will host Saanich on Friday at 8 p.m.