Sunday Oct. 6th
STORM 1
COUGARS 3
Final
Wednesday Oct. 9th
STORM 3
WOLVES 5
Final
Thursday Oct. 10th
PANTHERS 4
BUCCANEERS 0
Final
Friday Oct. 11th
GENERALS 1
PANTHERS 7
Final
Friday Oct. 11th
COUGARS 5
GLACIER KINGS 1
Final
Friday Oct. 11th
BUCCANEERS 1
STORM 4
Final
Friday Oct. 11th
ISLANDERS 4
BRAVES 3
Final
Saturday Oct. 12th
GLACIER KINGS 0
GENERALS 7
Final
Wednesday Oct. 16th
PANTHERS 3
WOLVES 5
Final
Thursday Oct. 17th
GLACIER KINGS 0
BUCCANEERS 5
Final
Friday Oct. 18th
STORM 3
PANTHERS 5
Final
Friday Oct. 18th
GENERALS 4
GLACIER KINGS 0
Final
Friday Oct. 18th
ISLANDERS 1
COUGARS 4
Final
Friday Oct. 18th
WOLVES 5
BRAVES 2
Final
Saturday Oct. 19th
BUCCANEERS 6
ISLANDERS 1
Final
Saturday Oct. 19th
STORM 0
GENERALS 2
Final
Sunday Oct. 20th
PANTHERS  
COUGARS  
3:30PM
Tuesday Oct. 22nd
GLACIER KINGS  
ISLANDERS  
7:30PM
Wednesday Oct. 23rd
BUCCANEERS  
WOLVES  
7:00PM
Thursday Oct. 24th
GENERALS  
COUGARS  
7:00PM
Thursday Oct. 24th
WOLVES  
BUCCANEERS  
7:15PM
Friday Oct. 25th
GLACIER KINGS  
STORM  
7:30PM
Friday Oct. 25th
BRAVES  
PANTHERS  
7:30PM
Saturday Oct. 26th
STORM  
GENERALS  
7:00PM
Saturday Oct. 26th
PANTHERS  
GLACIER KINGS  
7:00PM
Saturday Oct. 26th
COUGARS  
ISLANDERS  
7:30PM
Sunday Oct. 27th
BRAVES  
ISLANDERS  
3:00PM
Wednesday Oct. 30th
ISLANDERS  
WOLVES  
7:00PM
Thursday Oct. 31st
BRAVES  
COUGARS  
7:00PM
Thursday Oct. 31st
GENERALS  
BUCCANEERS  
7:15PM
Friday Nov. 1st
WOLVES  
BRAVES  
6:30PM
Friday Nov. 1st
GLACIER KINGS  
GENERALS  
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
Generals 15 11 4 0 22
Storm 14 7 6 0 15
Buccaneers 14 6 8 0 12
Glacier Kings 14 0 13 0 1
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SOUTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Panthers 14 12 2 0 24
Cougars 11 10 1 0 20
Wolves 14 9 4 0 19
Braves 13 4 8 0 9
Islanders 13 2 11 0 4
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PLAYER GP G A PTS
R. Braun (PEN) 14 7 16 23
T. Wort (PEN) 14 10 12 22
M. Sparrow (PEN) 14 11 10 21
J. Lingard (PEN) 12 9 11 20
K. Fontana (WSW) 13 8 10 18
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GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
J Chambers (VIC) 3 3 1.67 .946
S Reid (VIC) 2 2 2.07 .925
J Brendeland (OCE) 12 8 2.13 .934
C Combiadakis (PEN) 3 2 2.14 .918
C Rechsteiner (OCE) 6 3 2.39 .906
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A strong Week 6 performance from Peninsula Goalie Connor McKillop has earned him VIJHL Player of the Week honours. He stopped all 24 shots he faced in Nanaimo (4-0 W) and allowed just one on Friday at home against Oceanside (7-1W). Coach Brad Tippett says that the 6’2, 195 lb keeper is a leader, “Connor carries his quiet business-like demeanor onto the ice and it has a calming effect when things get a little chaotic in our own end.”

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