TCHL: Big A upset

In Trail Commercial Hockey League action the Arlington Hotel took down the league-leading Re/Max Sunday in a convincing 6-1 win.

In Trail Commercial Hockey League action the Arlington Hotel took down the league-leading Re/Max Sunday in a convincing 6-1 win, while OK Tire and Firebird skated to a 5-5 draw.

Defenceman Al McMartin blasted home the winning goal with 1:20 remaining in the first period to give the Big A a 2-1 lead over the realtors.

After league-leading scorer Graham Proulx put Re/Max on the board at 11:11, the Arlington scored six unanswered goals to cruise to the victory.

The elusive Kelly Shipit started the scoring for the Arlington converting an Eric Laithwaite pass for his first of two on the night.

After McMartin made it 2-1, Mike Broyd notched his first of the season, before Shipit added his second to make it 4-1.

Jeremy Robinson and Daryl Zol rounded out the scoring for Arlington as former Beaver Valley Nitehawk fortress Eric Volpatti picked up his seventh win in goal.

The cellar-dwelling Firebird refused to be run over by the second-place OK Tire Sunday, coming back from deficits all night in order to finally earn a tie.

Down 3-0 and 4-2  in the first period, the Bird’s would tie it at 4-4 when Gord Aiken made a great individual effort to tally his first goal of the season with three minutes to go in the second period.

The Tire’s Al Berglund made it 5-4 at the end of the second, but Firebird’s Mike Turner would tie it with 3:33 remaining in the final frame.

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