Thursday Mar. 14th
BUCCANEERS 2
COUGARS 4
Final
Friday Mar. 15th
BRAVES 2
STORM 3
Final
Saturday Mar. 16th
BRAVES 1
STORM 2
Final
Saturday Mar. 16th
COUGARS 3
BUCCANEERS 4
Final
Sunday Mar. 17th
COUGARS 5
BUCCANEERS 1
Final
Monday Mar. 18th
STORM 3
BRAVES 1
Final
Wednesday Mar. 20th
STORM 4
BRAVES 1
Final
Thursday Mar. 21st
BUCCANEERS 1
COUGARS 8
Final
Friday Mar. 22nd
COUGARS 4
BUCCANEERS 3
Final
Tuesday Mar. 26th
COUGARS 0
STORM 4
Final
Thursday Mar. 28th
STORM 2
COUGARS 5
Final
Friday Mar. 29th
COUGARS 4
STORM 0
Final
Sunday Mar. 31st
STORM 0
COUGARS 5
Final
Tuesday Apr. 2nd
COUGARS 4
STORM 2
Final
Thursday Apr. 4th
STORM  
COUGARS  
7:00PM
Friday Apr. 5th
COUGARS  
STORM  
7:30PM
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Championship Game 1 Wrap-up
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VIJHL Championship Finals – Game 1 – March 26

Campbell River 4 Victoria 0

Three goals in the second led the Campbell River Storm to a 4-0 victory over the Victoria Cougars Tuesday night at the Brindy. The Storm take Game 1 of the Championship finals.

Pearce Messer opened the scoring in the first after Damon Porter blocked a Carl Ewert blast from the point. The puck ended up on Messer’s stick and he went the distance snapping a quick shot that fooled Owen Sikkes.

Early in the second, Mike Dyck from behind the net feathered a perfect pass to Kyle Jennings banging his stick at the circle; Jennings made no mistake burying his shot. At the 14 minute mark, Owen Christensen on a ‘give and go’ with Darren Hards, made some nifty moves and picked up his own rebound from almost behind the net to make it 3-0.

The Storm capped off the scoring in the final minute of the second on a great individual effort from Davis Frank. He stole the puck just inside the Cougars blueline, went to the net and patiently waited to put a pass through the blue paint to a waiting Hards.

Despite the score, this was a hard fought, physically punishing game, accentuated by skilled performances, and some great defensive plays. The intensity meter was off the roof.

Just four minor penalties called with both sides going ‘oh-for’.

The Game Stars were Hards and Tyler Vanuden.

Game 2 is Thursday night (March 28) at the Arch, a 7pm start.


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NORTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Storm 0 0 0 0 0
Glacier Kings 0 0 0 0 0
Buccaneers 0 0 0 0 0
Generals 0 0 0 0 0
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SOUTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Islanders 0 0 0 0 0
Panthers 0 0 0 0 0
Braves 0 0 0 0 0
Cougars 0 0 0 0 0
Wolves 0 0 0 0 0
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SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER GP G A PTS
E. Abgrall (SAN) 0 0 0 0
M. Albinati (VIC) 0 0 0 0
B. Alexander (COM) 0 0 0 0
B. Almer (COM) 0 0 0 0
C. Amado (KPI) 0 0 0 0
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GOALIE LEADERS
GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
C Akerman (PEN) 0 0 0.00 .000
J Brendeland (OCE) 0 0 0.00 .000
C Cheyne (SAN) 0 0 0.00 .000
S Deakin (NAN) 0 0 0.00 .000
A Dendl (NAN) 0 0 0.00 .000
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MATEO ALBINATI
Victoria Cougars

Before a freak hand injury sidelined him in December, Mateo Albinati was the hottest scorer in the VIJHL. In the Finals he’s demonstrated just how dangerous he is in front of opposition nets. In Game 2, 3 and 4 Cougar wins he struck 5 times and added 2 assists. Head Coach Suneil Karod on the big man from PG, “Mateo is someone that has a penchant for goals when we really need them. He’s a big body that plays a physical game and has been working hard to be a leader during the playoffs.”

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