U15 Lightning successful on busy weekend

The U15 Mid Island Lightning had a busy two days last weekend.

The U15 Mid Island Lightning had a busy two days last weekend, with a pair of games on Saturday and another two on Sunday, all at the Cowichan Sportsplex.

Saturday featured a doubleheader against the North Island Tier 1 team. The Lightning won the opener 10-8, and the second game ended in a 4-4 draw.

Dawson Webb scored a hat trick in the first game, while Nolan Thibedeau and Brody Black had two goals apiece. Sam Baxter, Jack Sanderson and Gavin Spence had singles, and Brandon McDill had an assist.

Four different players scored in the second game: Webb, Baxter, Sanderson and Logan Hammerer.

The two games on Sunday were rescheduled from the previous weekend, when the Lightning were busy winning the silver medal at the Richmond Roadrunners tournament.

In the morning game, Mid Island trounced North Island’s Tier 2 team 8-1. Two newcomers to the team, JJ Vanderhaven and Keegan Smith scored their first-ever goals in that one, with Smith’s coming while he was playing goalie. Also scoring were McDill, Thibedeau, Hammerer, Caleb Nordstrom, Colin Jeffrey and Jazzy Shafi. Thibedeau and Webb each registered two assists, and McDill had one.

The Lightning also won the afternoon game, beating Vic Field 2 7-3. Hunter Hieta scored four goals and set up another, Black had two goals and Thibedeau had one. Gavin Spencer added two assists.