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Fourth seven-goal game snaps Grandview Steelers' losing streak

Burnaby's junior 'A' hockey club ended a three-game setback with a convincing victory Sunday, Nov. 19, over the Port Coquitlam Trailblazers.
The Grandview Steelers scored seven goals in its victory over the Port Coquitlam Trailblazers at home on Nov. 19, 2023.

The Grandview Steelers, if hockey doesn't work out, may may want to consider a career in football.

For the fourth time this season, all on Sundays, the Burnaby-based junior hockey club scored seven goals in a single outing.

This time, the 7-3 home victory over the rookie-franchise Port Coquitlam Trailblazers yesterday, Nov. 19, ended a three-game losing skid and notched their 10th win of the year.

Grandview currently leads the Pacific Junior 'A' Tier 2 Hockey League (PJHL) with four seven-goal nights in the 2023-24 campaign. Ridge Meadows are second with three.

The 'W' bumped the Steelers' record to above .500 to a total of 10-9-0-2, and fifth place in the Ton Shaw Conference.

Alternate captain Lucas Cox and Tanner Milne led the the charge Sunday at Burnaby Winter Club with 10 points combined, including two goals and three assists each.

Oliver Nottingham, one goal and two assists, and captain Gabriel Adam, two notched multi-point performances.

Ben Ruthven and Colby Longeau were the other goal-scorers in the contest.

Goaltender Ronin Geraghty turned aside 28 of 31 shots from the Trailblazers for his seventh win of the season.

The Steelers will now head out on the road for two games, travelling to Aldergrove on Wednesday, Nov. 22, to play the four-win Kodiaks, and then to White Rock on Saturday, Nov. 25, for a divisional match against the Whalers.

Grandview's next home game is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 26, at 7:15 p.m. when they'll welcome the Kodiaks to Burnaby Winter Club (4990 Canada Way).