Thursday Nov. 28th
BUCCANEERS 1
COUGARS 5
Final
Friday Nov. 29th
ISLANDERS 1
PANTHERS 10
Final
Friday Nov. 29th
GENERALS 3
STORM 3
Final
Friday Nov. 29th
GLACIER KINGS 4
BRAVES 3
Final
Saturday Nov. 30th
STORM 7
ISLANDERS 2
Final
Saturday Nov. 30th
COUGARS 4
GLACIER KINGS 1
Final
Saturday Nov. 30th
BUCCANEERS 4
GENERALS 5
Final
Sunday Dec. 1st
BRAVES 3
WOLVES 4
Final
Thursday Dec. 5th
STORM 4
BUCCANEERS 2
Final
Thursday Dec. 5th
WOLVES 1
COUGARS 6
Final
Friday Dec. 6th
ISLANDERS 3
PANTHERS 6
Final
Friday Dec. 6th
GLACIER KINGS 2
STORM 6
Final
Friday Dec. 6th
GENERALS 2
BRAVES 4
Final
Saturday Dec. 7th
WOLVES 3
ISLANDERS 2
Final
Saturday Dec. 7th
BUCCANEERS 2
GLACIER KINGS 4
Final
Saturday Dec. 7th
COUGARS 4
GENERALS 2
Final
Sunday Dec. 8th
PANTHERS 2
COUGARS 1
Final
Wednesday Dec. 11th
PANTHERS  
WOLVES  
7:00PM
Thursday Dec. 12th
ISLANDERS  
COUGARS  
7:00PM
Thursday Dec. 12th
BRAVES  
BUCCANEERS  
7:15PM
Friday Dec. 13th
COUGARS  
BRAVES  
6:30PM
Friday Dec. 13th
BUCCANEERS  
STORM  
7:30PM
Friday Dec. 13th
WOLVES  
PANTHERS  
7:30PM
Saturday Dec. 14th
ISLANDERS  
GLACIER KINGS  
7:00PM
Sunday Dec. 15th
PANTHERS  
GENERALS  
2:30PM
Sunday Dec. 15th
STORM  
BRAVES  
3:00PM
Tuesday Dec. 17th
GLACIER KINGS  
ISLANDERS  
7:30PM
Wednesday Dec. 18th
COUGARS  
WOLVES  
7:00PM
Thursday Dec. 19th
GENERALS  
BUCCANEERS  
7:15PM
Friday Dec. 20th
COUGARS  
BRAVES  
6:30PM
Friday Dec. 20th
PANTHERS  
STORM  
7:30PM
Sunday Dec. 22nd
PANTHERS  
BRAVES  
1:30PM
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This Week in the VI - Week 1
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Week One - September 5-7

Cougars 4  Wolves 2

The answer to the trivia question, who scored the first goal of the 2019-2020 VIJHL season, is Matthew Clark of the Victoria Cougars. In the league opener, Thursday, he turned the light on at 13:35 of the first from Jude Wessel and Ethan Roworth. Just over 30 seconds later Captain Cameron LeSergent gave Victoria a 2-0 lead.

Early in the middle frame, Westshore Captain Kahlil Fontana scored Westshore’s first of the season from Cory Mater and Henry Rust.

The Wolves evened things up early in the third on a Chase Klassen power play goal. Marshall Brown scored the winner at 14:10 and Clarke sealed the Victoria win with his second of the contest three minutes later.

4-2 Cougars final.

Brett Anderson took the win while Dalan Marleau the loss but played very well.

The Wolves went 1/3 on the power play while the Cougars were 0 for 5.

The Game Stars were Matt Clarke and Marleau who faced 40 shots in the Wolves’ net.

Generals 5  Buccaneers 2

The Oceanside General ruined the Nanaimo Buccaneers’ party at the Pirate Ship, handing the home side a 5-2 loss.

Liam Moody opened the scoring on the PP, the first power play goal of the VI season, from Dawson Heathcote and Trey Boylan. The Bucs responded 15 seconds later when Dylan Tonks found the equalizer.

One – one after 1.

The Gens outscored Nanaimo 3-1 in the second on goals from Brad Cimaglia, Brady Kay and Dawson Heathcote.

Heathcote added his second of the night late in the third for the 5-2 final.

The other Nanaimo goal came from Tate Roulette.

James Brendeland with the win.

The Game Stars were Roulette for the Buccaneers and Heathcote, with 3 points, for the Generals.

Earlier in the day there was some great news. The Oceanside Generals announced that all their games, home and away, are once again being carried by ‘88.5 The Beach, Oceanside’s Soft Rock’. The VIJHL Broadcaster of the Year, Kyle Ireland will be behind the mic. Thanks to ‘The Beach’, Island Radio, Kyle Ireland and as Kyle says every game “Roger Blanchard back at Beach studios for making this broadcast possible.”

On Friday night there were 2 games

The home sides were big winners.

Panthers 9  Braves 4

Peninsula took their home opener 9-4 over Saanich.

Logan Speirs opened the scoring just 45 seconds into the Panthers’ season. Jonah Ragsdale and Denver Maloney were credited with the assists.

At the end of 40, Peninsula held a 7-1 lead.

Scoring for the Panthers … Spiers as mentioned, Tanner Wort, Josh Lingard, Riley Braun, Sterling Lyon, Skylar Diamond-Burchuk, Thomas Spink, and Matthew Sparrow with a pair. A lot of familiar names in that list. There were 12 returning players in the Panthers’ line-up.

Saanich goals came from Ryan Strange, Joe Stafford-Veale and a pair from Jackson Estey.

Both power plays went 1/3. Connor McKillop notched his first win of the season.

The Game Stars were Sparrow and Estey.

Storm 12  Glacier Kings 1

At the Brindy, the Storm exploded in the second period with 8 goals enroute to a 12-1 victory over the Glacier Kings before another big crowd at the Brindy.

Owen Christensen opened the scoring, with his first of three, midway through the first. Comox replied on a Jordan Neufeld power play goal. Then it was all Campbell River.

Christensen with the hat trick including an unassisted shorthanded goal, the first of the VI season. Josh Pederson, Clayton Bono and 16 year old Brian Majic each scored twice while Pearce Messer, Keagen Abbott and Jory Swanson added singles.

Robert Michetti pocketed the win.

The game stars were Pederson for the Storm and Tanner Roberts for Comox.

Saturday featured a full slate of games with only the Cougars getting the night off

Wolves 2  Generals 1

At Howie Meeker Arena it was a goaltender’s duel between sophomore James Brendeland and newcomer Jacob Haydar. The rookie came out on top as the Westshore Wolves came from behind to defeat the Oceanside Generals 2-1.

Landon Dziadyk opened the scoring late in the first. Brendan Martin evened the match midway through the second before Chase Klassen scored the winner with 5 minutes left in the middle stanza.

The power play wasn’t a factor for either team.

The two goalies, Brendeland and Haydar were the game stars.

2-1 Westshore final.

Buccaneers 4  Glacier Kings 3

A much better showing on Saturday night for the Glacier Kings as they gave Nanaimo a ride but ended up just short dropping their home opener 4-3 to their Harbour City opponents.

Comox opened the scoring in the first on a Ryan Gagno goal. Tanner Roberts connected on the other two GKing goals.

Scoring for Nanaimo, Hunter MacDonald, Brendan Rogers, Ben Coghlan and Max Lozeman with the winner.

Austin Dendl was in goal for the Buc’s win facing 32 shots.

A pair of Brendans were the game stars, Almer for Comox and Rogers for Nanaimo.

Panthers 8  Islanders 1

The Panthers headed over the Malahat for their first road trip of the season and bus legs were definitely not a factor. They were impressive in an 8-1 win over Kerry Park.

It was a sweet sixteen for the birthday boy, Luc Pelletier, who scored twice and was a game star. Also scoring for the Panthers were Jonah Ragsdale, Matthew Sparrow, Lucas Thomson-Fiddes, Riley Braun, Denver Maloney and Tanner Wort.

Rylan Campbell scored the lone Islander goal.

Connor McKillop picked up his 2nd win of the season.

Storm 2  Braves 0

Following a disappointing performance on Friday night, the Saanich Braves came to Campbell River and played a strong first period peppering big Robert Michetti with 17 shots. He stood tall allowing his teammates time to rally and take over in the second.

Dylan Franklin opened the scoring at 7:23 of the second and Jory Swanson added an insurance goal twelve minutes later.

Saanich netminder, Connor Svienson was brilliant facing 39 shots in the final 40 minutes. He and Michetti were the game stars.

Final score was Campbell River 2, Saanich no score.

The VIJHL Player of the Week is Owen Christenson of the Campbell River Storm who earned 6 points over the weekend. Honorable mention goes to Peninsula’s Matthew Sparrow and Nanaimo’s Dylan Hartl.

It’s a little early but here are the scoring leaders

Owen Christensen leads with 6 points, Riley Braun is next with 5, while Matthew Sparrow and Dylan Hartl are tied in third with 4 points.

Among goaltenders, it’s just too early. Robert Michetti is coming off a great weekend, 2 wins, .5 GAA, a .973 SV and a shutout. James Brendeland faced 79 shots over the weekend and posted a .949 SV.

Coming out of ‘Week 1’, the Storm, the Panthers and the Cougars remain undefeated. The Storm and Panthers face each other on Saturday in Campbell River.


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NORTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Generals 29 20 7 0 42
Storm 27 16 9 0 34
Buccaneers 28 9 13 0 24
Glacier Kings 28 3 24 0 7
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SOUTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Panthers 28 23 5 0 46
Cougars 26 22 3 0 45
Wolves 27 16 9 0 34
Braves 27 10 14 0 23
Islanders 30 6 21 0 15
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SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER GP G A PTS
T. Wort (PEN) 28 26 26 52
R. Braun (PEN) 28 18 29 47
J. Lingard (PEN) 26 17 25 42
E. Easton (VIC) 25 20 20 40
D. Heathcote (OCE) 25 19 18 37
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GOALIE LEADERS
GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
J Hudak (CRS) 8 6 2.09 .925
J Chambers (VIC) 13 10 2.17 .925
J Brendeland (OCE) 20 12 2.35 .927
C McKillop (PEN) 22 17 2.44 .906
C Rechsteiner (OCE) 13 8 2.44 .902
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FEATURE PLAYER

JACOB BENNETT
Comox Valley Glacier Kings

The VIJHL Player of the Week is Jacob Bennett from the Comox Valley Glacier Kings who turned aside 51 shots in a big win last weekend. In his last 3 outings, he boasts a 2.28 GAA, .947 save percentage and 3 W's. HC/GM Jeff Dubois on the Week 13 star, “Jake has been a tremendous addition to our team. He’s an outstanding goaltender as well as a great leader on and off the ice. Saturday night against Nanaimo, he made a number of huge saves in the third period.”

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