Friday Sep. 6th
BRAVES 4
PANTHERS 9
Final
Friday Sep. 6th
GLACIER KINGS 1
STORM 12
Final
Saturday Sep. 7th
BRAVES 0
STORM 2
Final
Saturday Sep. 7th
PANTHERS 8
ISLANDERS 1
Final
Saturday Sep. 7th
BUCCANEERS 4
GLACIER KINGS 3
Final
Saturday Sep. 7th
WOLVES 2
GENERALS 1
Final
Wednesday Sep. 11th
COUGARS 9
WOLVES 8
Final
Thursday Sep. 12th
ISLANDERS 1
BUCCANEERS 6
Final
Friday Sep. 13th
GLACIER KINGS 3
PANTHERS 4
Final
Friday Sep. 13th
BUCCANEERS 3
STORM 4
Final
Friday Sep. 13th
COUGARS 2
GENERALS 3
Final
Friday Sep. 13th
WOLVES 5
BRAVES 6
Final
Saturday Sep. 14th
PANTHERS 5
STORM 2
Final
Saturday Sep. 14th
BRAVES 7
ISLANDERS 2
Final
Saturday Sep. 14th
GENERALS 2
GLACIER KINGS 0
Final
Sunday Sep. 15th
ISLANDERS 3
WOLVES 7
Final
Wednesday Sep. 18th
GENERALS  
WOLVES  
7:00PM
Thursday Sep. 19th
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COUGARS  
7:00PM
Thursday Sep. 19th
GLACIER KINGS  
BUCCANEERS  
7:15PM
Friday Sep. 20th
GENERALS  
STORM  
7:30PM
Friday Sep. 20th
BUCCANEERS  
PANTHERS  
7:30PM
Saturday Sep. 21st
STORM  
GLACIER KINGS  
7:00PM
Saturday Sep. 21st
BRAVES  
GENERALS  
7:00PM
Saturday Sep. 21st
COUGARS  
ISLANDERS  
7:30PM
Sunday Sep. 22nd
PANTHERS  
BRAVES  
3:00PM
Wednesday Sep. 25th
BRAVES  
WOLVES  
7:00PM
Thursday Sep. 26th
STORM  
BUCCANEERS  
7:15PM
Friday Sep. 27th
ISLANDERS  
BRAVES  
6:30PM
Friday Sep. 27th
GLACIER KINGS  
GENERALS  
7:00PM
Friday Sep. 27th
COUGARS  
PANTHERS  
7:30PM
Friday Sep. 27th
WOLVES  
STORM  
7:30PM
Saturday Sep. 28th
PANTHERS  
GLACIER KINGS  
7:00PM
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Playoff Wrap-up - March 22 - Cougars Advance
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VIJHL Playoff Summary – March 22

Victoria 4 Nanaimo 3

Mateo Albinati scored a late third period goal to give the Victoria Cougars their first lead of the night, one that not only put them in the VIJHL Championship Finals but ensured that they were heading to the Cyclone Taylor Cup in April. It was a 4-3 final Friday at the Pirate Ship before another big crowd.

Darian Harris opened the scoring taking a behind the net pass in the slot and burying his shot midway through the first. Marshall Brown evened things up before the end of 20 on the power play.

The Buccaneers regained the lead in the second frame when Chase Fioretti converted some hard work along the boards by Billy Walters on the penalty kill. Then Jacob Gosling jammed in the puck late in the period to give Nanaimo that dreaded two goal lead. 

Then the Cougars mounted their comeback. In the dying seconds for the second, Matthew Clark with a brilliant steal in his own zone, went down the right side and found Bryce Irwin going hard to the net. The Cougars trailed by a goal going into the third.

Relentless pressure from the Cougars in the final period paid off as Tyler Vanuden evened the game at 3 with his fifth goal of the postseason.

Albinati’s winner came with less than five minutes remaining. He found himself alone in front of the net after a brilliant feed from Kevan McBean.

Once again special teams were a factor. The Cougars went 2 for 4 but they did give up a shortie. The Buccaneers spent just 36 seconds on the power play and were 0 for 1.

The game stars were Walters and McBean.

In addition to advancing to the VIJHL Championship Finals against Campbell River starting on Tuesday, the win catapulted the Cougars to the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Campbell River. Their first game at the CTC in Campbell River will be Thursday, April 11, at 2:30 against the KIJHL yet to be determined champion.


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TEAM GP W L T TP
Storm 4 3 1 0 6
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K. Fontana (WSW) 5 5 4 9
C. Klassen (WSW) 5 5 3 8
O. Christensen (CRS) 4 3 5 8
J. Lingard (PEN) 4 3 5 8
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C Rechsteiner (OCE) 1 1 0.00 .1000
R Michetti (CRS) 3 2 1.50 .932
A Dendl (NAN) 2 2 2.00 .923
J Brendeland (OCE) 3 2 2.01 .950
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