Thunder tykes look sharp, play sharper

The tyke 2 Cowichan Valley Thunder lived up to their nickname last Sunday as they took both sides of a double-header from a very tough Nanaimo tyke 3 squad.

Sporting brand new jerseys courtesy of Tim Hortons that match the Thunder’s older teams, the Thunder won 8-6 in the first game and 8-7 in the rematch. Fin Klippenstein lit up Nanaimo for nine goals over the two contests, while goalie Cameron Papineau came up huge to keep his team in both games.

Newcomer Brody Wade played his first game with the Thunder and made an immediate impact with his tenacious play and was rewarded with his first goal and Digger of the Game honours in the opener. Papineau received the Digger award in the second game.