Friday Nov. 1st
BUCCANEERS 1
PANTHERS 2
Final
Friday Nov. 1st
COUGARS 1
STORM 5
Final
Friday Nov. 1st
GLACIER KINGS 1
GENERALS 3
Final
Friday Nov. 1st
WOLVES 3
BRAVES 5
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ISLANDERS 4
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Saturday Nov. 2nd
STORM 5
GLACIER KINGS 0
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Sunday Nov. 3rd
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ISLANDERS 3
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STORM 2
WOLVES 3
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BUCCANEERS 2
Final
Thursday Nov. 7th
ISLANDERS 2
COUGARS 3
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Friday Nov. 8th
STORM 2
PANTHERS 5
Final
Friday Nov. 8th
WOLVES 0
GENERALS 2
Final
Friday Nov. 8th
BUCCANEERS 1
BRAVES 2
Final
Saturday Nov. 9th
BRAVES 3
ISLANDERS 0
Final
Saturday Nov. 9th
GENERALS 3
GLACIER KINGS 2
Final
Sunday Nov. 10th
WOLVES 1
COUGARS 8
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Wednesday Nov. 13th
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7:00PM
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7:00PM
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7:15PM
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6:30PM
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7:30PM
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7:30PM
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ISLANDERS  
GENERALS  
7:00PM
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7:00PM
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3:00PM
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7:00PM
Thursday Nov. 21st
ISLANDERS  
BUCCANEERS  
7:15PM
Friday Nov. 22nd
STORM  
BRAVES  
6:30PM
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PANTHERS  
7:30PM
Saturday Nov. 23rd
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7:00PM
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ISLANDERS  
7:30PM
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Championship Game 2 Wrap-up
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VIJHL Championship Finals – Game 2 – March 28

Victoria 5 Campbell River 2

Generally speaking, when one speaks of a bounce back game one is suggesting that a team wasn’t playing well in the first game. That wouldn’t be the case for the Victoria Cougars as they responded to a 4-0 loss with a 5-2 victory in Game 2 of the VIJHL Championship Finals.

As much as the puck wouldn’t bounce for them in the opener, it certainly was on Thursday night at the Arch.

Effort is not at issue as the two top VIJHL teams meet in the Finals. This has already been a well-played series that many feel could go to seven games.

Jaden McNulty led the way with 3 goals. He was joined on the scoresheet by Mateo Albinati and Tyler Vanuden. Vanuden’s goal featured a great individual effort as the 20 year old stole the puck just inside the Campbell River line, walked in and fired a backhander over Aaron de Kok.

The turning point in Game 2 came at the end of first period with Victoria down 1-0 on a Mike Dyck goal. With virtually no time on the clock, McNulty directed a soft fluttering shot through a maze of players that de Kok never saw. Up until that point, it was the Storm with the edge in play.

In the second, the Cougars took over the play picking up two goals.

With the score 4-1 in the third, Darren Hards scored a beauty, dancing in at the blue line, pulling the lone Cougar skater out of position and using him as a screen.

The fifth Cougar goal was an empty-netter.

Owen Sikkes (33 saves on 34 shots) was stellar between the pipes as was de Kok (28 saves on 32 shots) at the other end.

The big difference between Game 1 was penalties with 14 power plays awarded compared to just 4, two days before. Both teams went 0 for 7 on Thursday. Despite the skill on display, there has yet to be a power play goal scored in this series.

Vanuden and Dyck were the Game Stars.

With the series tied at one, Game 3 action is slated for Friday (March 29) at the Brindy.

(Our apologies to fans, there was no video available).


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TEAM GP W L T TP
Generals 21 15 5 0 31
Storm 20 10 8 0 22
Buccaneers 20 8 8 0 20
Glacier Kings 20 0 19 0 1
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SOUTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Panthers 21 18 3 0 36
Cougars 18 16 2 0 32
Wolves 22 13 7 0 28
Braves 19 7 11 0 15
Islanders 21 4 15 0 10
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SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER GP G A PTS
T. Wort (PEN) 21 16 20 36
R. Braun (PEN) 21 13 23 36
E. Easton (VIC) 17 14 17 31
J. Lingard (PEN) 19 12 16 28
M. Brown (VIC) 18 8 18 26
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GOALIE LEADERS
GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
C Rechsteiner (OCE) 9 5 1.98 .914
J Hudak (CRS) 6 5 2.08 .923
J Brendeland (OCE) 16 10 2.18 .932
C McKillop (PEN) 16 13 2.42 .910
K Loe (CRS) 9 2 2.47 .922
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