Winning a provincial title is a great feeling, but doing it against the team that beat you last year makes it a little bit sweeter.
The Cariboo Cougars earned that feeling this past weekend after sweeping the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League (BCMML) Championship series 2-0, defeating the reigning provincial champions 3-0 on Friday (March 29) and 8-2 on Saturday (March 30).
.@cariboocougars win their 2nd BCMML Championship in 3 years while also earning some redemption 🏆 Major Midget Cats sweep the team that swept them in last year’s final, the @MMLThunderbirds, taking Game 2 by an 8-2 score & the series, 2-0 | #CityOfPG @BCHockey_MML @PGMatters pic.twitter.com/TGtMmAG1tq— Kyle Balzer (@KyleBalzer) March 31, 2019
In the 2018 final, the Major Midget Cats were swept by the T-birds in Prince George, while this year, they were able to redeem themselves with a sweep in Fraser Valley’s home barn of the MSA Arena in Abbotsford.
This is the second BCMML title for Cariboo in three years and in their fifth consecutive finals appearance, becoming the first team with multiple championships in the last six seasons.
Jaxon Danilec, Curtis Hammond, and Fischer O’Brien each picked up three points over the two games, while five other players had two points in the final series.
The Cougars will now head over the Rockies into Alberta for the Pacific Finals in seeing who will represent the region at the 2019 Telus Cup in Thunder Bay, Ontario later this month.