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 3 Wrap-up
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 VIJHL Championship Finals – Game 3 – March 29

Victoria 4 Campbell River 0

The Victoria Cougars played a physical, skilled game punctuated by stellar goaltending enroute to a 4-0 victory and a 2-1 series lead on Friday night in Campbell River.

Similar to Game 2, it was the Cougars that seemed to win the board battles. For their part, the Storm brought their physical out in the back half of the game which generated opportunities.

Early on, with the Storm outshooting Victoria, 8-2, Sikkes made some acrobatic saves and in the third with them pressing even harder, he barred up the door. The Smithers Minor Hockey product stopped all 31 shots he faced and earned his first playoff shutout in his Junior career.

Kevan McBean, Matthew Clark, Booker Chacalias and Mateo Albinati scored for the Cougars but it was the play of Owen Sikkes between the pipes that secured the win; he played a whale of a game.

Victoria went 1 for 5 on the power play, Campbell River was 0 for 6 and have yet to register a goal with the man advantage.

Albinati and Josh Pederson were the game stars.

Game 4 is on Sunday afternoon (3:30) at the Archie Browning Arena in Esquimalt.


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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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FEATURE PLAYER

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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GERRY FITZGERALD
NCAA Bemidji State University

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