Panthers Ice the Glacier Kings

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By Skylar Craig*, Photography by Richard Hyde

(ISN) – The Peninsula Panthers reeled in a well-deserved win against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings on their home ice Friday night, ending a lengthy losing streak.

Things weren’t looking great for the boys throughout the first two periods but they eventually pulled through with a 7-5 win.

Comox Valley opened up the scoring early on in the first period, but the lead was short-lived as Joe Densmore (18) of the Peninsula Panthers tied the game up from an intercepted pass less than two minutes later.  Densmore had an exceptional game,  ending with 3 goals and the first star title.
 

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The goals kept coming for both teams through the next two exhilarating periods, with the Panthers ensuring the win with an empty netter in the last thirty seconds of the third period, scored by David Stephens. Luckily the boys were able to make it through all three rough periods without a single fight, although it was getting rowdy out there in the second.
 

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An honourable mention goes out to Jake Bryan, who finished the game with two goals, an assist, the second star title, and a short trip to the change room to fix up his blood-spattered face.

We hope the team has a great game Saturday at Kerry Park. Keep up the momentum boys, it will be great for the playoffs.
 

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*Skylar Craig is a 16 year-old young lady who attends every Peninsula home game.  This is her first crack at sports reporting. Well done Skylar and welcome to ISN!

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Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.

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