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Glacier Kings Split Weekend Games

The Comox Valley Glacier Kings finished the weekend splitting a pair of games, both were exciting and were decided by just a goal. On Friday, they beat the Lake Cowichan Kraken 4-3 in a shootout. Then on Saturday they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Saanich Predators in Courtenay

The Predators jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with a goal from Avery Hargitt. That would stand until late in the opening frame when Comox Valley went to the power play. Caileb Berge won the faceoff back to Jeremy Dewar at the right point, skated to the hashmarks, centered it for Berge who had circled around for a backdoor shot. Goaltender Andrew Brabender did a terrific job to get over to make the save but Matthew Teasdale backhanded the rebound into the open net. Saanich would make it 2-1 early in the second when David Edgar potted his first of the season. Later on the middle stanza, Liam Schreiber passed the puck from inside his own blue line to Matt Teasdale near center. Matt’s one-time pass went off a skate right to Jeremy Dewar. He gave it right back to Teasdale who skated over the opposing blue line and fed the streaking Schreiber in the slot. Liam fought off his check and one-timed it glove-side on Brabender. The game would remain tied until midway through the third period when Avery Hargitt would score his second of the game which would also turn out to be the game winner.

There was some controversy that came with 32 seconds left in the third period with Comox on a power play. Matt Teasdale’s stick was being held and he couldn’t free it so in his frustration he took a 10-minute misconduct. He left the ice surface and went to the dressing room because he wasn’t eligible to come back with so little time remaining. As you know, a 10-minute misconduct does not put your team in a short-handed situation. However, the Glacier Kings were only allowed to put 5 players on the ice despite their net being empty. The mix-up caused it to be a 5 on 4 instead of a 6 on 4 like it should have been. The Glacier Kings did not score and it ended up a 3-2 final. I was so confused in the press box and was saying Matt must have gotten a 2-minute minor as well as the misconduct because they only had 5 players on the ice but it didn’t make sense because it was still an offensive zone face off and there was no time put up on the penalty clock.

It was a very even game with each team having terrific scoring chances but both Brabender and Ryder Lally came up big in the nets. The shots on goal would end up being 31-24 for Saanich because of a decisive 13-4 total in the third period.

The loss drops Comox Valley’s record to 1-2 while the Predators improve to 4-1. The Glacier Kings next game is on Friday when they travel to Oceanside. Saanich is in Victoria on Thursday.

Daryyl Skender

Originally posted on https://abovethepond.wordpress.com/2021/09/19/exciting-game-at-sports-centre-ends-in-a-3-2-loss/

EDDIE KINGSTON, THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECT OF THE STORM PASSES AWAY

EDDIE KINGSTON, THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECT OF THE STORM PASSES AWAY

Edward Albert Kingston, better known to Storm fans as “Eddie” passed away peacefully
in Renfrew Ontario on September 2 (2021) at the age of 84.

He was the owner and GM of the Campbell River Storm from its inception in 1997 to
2006. In that time he created a dynasty, 7 consecutive VIJHL Championships and Cyclone
Taylor Cup title.

Eddie Kingston was a “force of nature”.

Prior to taking the reins of the Storm, Eddie served this country, enlisting as an
infantryman in 1957 and retiring as a construction engineer in 1980 at the rank of
Sergeant. He was a keen marksman; when serving in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian
Light Infantry’ he led his team to many honours. He spent time overseas in Germany and
completed a Peacekeeping tour in Cyprus.

After retiring from the Canadian military, “Eddie” started his own construction company
in the Comox Valley but continued his association with CFB Comox as a civilian in the
construction section at the base. In 1994, he received a 36 year service medal from the
Canadian government.

He was an athlete with a love for Fastball and Hockey. As a 14 year old he was already
pitching for the Men’s team back in his hometown of Brantford Ontario.
Hockey was his passion. For many years in the Comox Valley he coached in the Minor
Hockey Association.

Eddie scouted for many Western Hockey League teams and was a part of the 2004
Memorial Cup Champion Kelowna Rockets.

In 1997 he became the owner of the Storm mentoring and fostering the careers of many
young hockey players.

Even after fully retiring, Ed Kingston didn’t stop going. He kept himself busy whether
through woodworking, home renovation projects or just playing cards.

Our thoughts go out to Eddie’s family, wife of 62 years Claudette, to his siblings, his
children, grand children and great grand children.

Edward “Eddie” Kingston was the original architect of the Campbell River Storm and set
the standards and expectations that are still in place to this day.

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