VIJHL Playoff Summary – March 2
Victoria Cougars 4 Oceanside Generals 3 Double Overtime
Booker “Clutch-alias” (Chacalias) did it yet again. For the seventh time this season he scored the winner, this time in double overtime, as the Victoria Cougars downed the Oceanside Generals 4-3.
The Cougars never trailed but the Generals kept pace and with just 7 seconds left Landon Dziadyk found the equalizer forcing the overtime.
Scoring for Victoria, Chacalias with 2, Matt Clark and Cameron LeSergent. Brett Kinley picked up an assist in his Cougars debut.
In addition to Dziadyk, Oceanside goals came from Brady Kay and Chase Heslop.
VIJHL Playoff Summary – March 1
Panthers 2 Campbell River 1 Double Overtime
Josh Lingard was the hero in double overtime as the Peninsula Panthers took a commanding 2-0 series lead over the regular season champion Campbell River Storm.
Tanner Wort opened the scoring on the power play at the midway point of the second.
In the third period, the Storm pressed hard but Connor McKillop in goal was on his game and continued to shut the door. That was until Tyler Chyzowski directed the puck towards the net and Mike Dyck converted with less than a second left in regulation. After some conversation between the officials, the goal was confirmed as ‘good’ and the two teams were off to overtime.
There was chances both ways but at 9:32 of the second overtime Lingard thrilled his teammates with the winner.
As much as Lingard was a star, it was the goaltending of Connor McKillop that put the Panthers in a position to win. Tanner Wort was also a standout. For the Storm, Aaron de Kok was incredible facing 38 shots.
Kerry Park Islanders 4 Saanich Braves 1
The Islanders take Game 3 after a big third period.
After giving up the first goal the Kerry Park Islanders scored four unanswered goals to take Game 3.
Evan Easton and Isaac Leik scored 2 goals a piece. Brandon McClintick and Tanner Tiel each had 3 assists.
Rett Rook was solid in goal stopping 30 of the 31 shots for the Islanders including 13 alone in the third.
Gavin Grewal scored the lone goal for the Braves.