Thursday Feb. 27th
STORM 5
BUCCANEERS 2
Final
Thursday Feb. 27th
BRAVES 4
COUGARS 5
Final
Friday Feb. 28th
BUCCANEERS 0
STORM 3
Final
Friday Feb. 28th
WOLVES 1
PANTHERS 2
Final
Friday Feb. 28th
ISLANDERS 1
GENERALS 6
Final
Friday Feb. 28th
COUGARS 3
BRAVES 1
Final
Sunday Mar. 1st
STORM 1
BUCCANEERS 2
Final
Sunday Mar. 1st
BRAVES 3
COUGARS 4
Final
Sunday Mar. 1st
GENERALS 5
ISLANDERS 1
Final
Tuesday Mar. 3rd
BUCCANEERS 4
STORM 5
Final
Tuesday Mar. 3rd
COUGARS 4
BRAVES 1
Final
Wednesday Mar. 4th
PANTHERS 4
WOLVES 3
Final
Thursday Mar. 5th
STORM 4
BUCCANEERS 1
Final
Friday Mar. 6th
WOLVES 2
PANTHERS 3
Final
Sunday Mar. 8th
PANTHERS 2
COUGARS 5
Final
Wednesday Mar. 11th
PANTHERS 2
COUGARS 3
Final
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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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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
K. Abbott (COM) 0 0 0 0
E. Abgrall (SAN) 0 0 0 0
B. Ackinclose (SAN) 0 0 0 0
B. Alexander (COM) 0 0 0 0
B. Almer (COM) 0 0 0 0
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GOALIE LEADERS
GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
B Anderson (VIC) 0 0 0.00 .000
J Bennett (COM) 0 0 0.00 .000
J Chambers (VIC) 0 0 0.00 .000
A de Kok (CRS) 0 0 0.00 .000
S Deakin (KPI) 0 0 0.00 .000
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JORDAN NEUFELD
Comox Valley Glacier Kings

“Jordan (Neufeld) played his best hockey of the season over the past six weeks,” says Comox Valley Glacier Kings’ Head Coach, Jeff Dubois of the VIJHL Player of the Week (February 17-22). “On top of being our top offensive player, he brings a physical presence and puts in a lot of work on special teams. He was the driving force in our win on Monday over Campbell River and has scored a number of big goals this month.”

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