By Warren Andrews
September 22, 2012, Campbell River, BC (ISN) – The Comox Valley Glacier Kings earned their first win of the young VIJHL season Friday night, when Michael Scobie’s last minute goal gave them a 3-2 win over the hometown Campbell River Storm.
In the 80s, Duran Duran wrote a hit song “Hungry like the Wolf”. If they had been at the Brindy last night, they may have reworded it to Hungry like a Glacier King. The Visitors came out with purpose, intent on putting up their first W of the season.
It didn’t take long for them to strike. Garrett Mazur capitalized on some sloppy play in the Storm end, going bardown past Curtis Bagnall to give Comox a 1-0 lead just a minute and a half into the game. It would stay that way until a Chase Haley penalty, when Tyson Rennie floated a shorthanded shot from the boards that fooled the King’s Matthew Mitchell in net. Assists to Jesse Spooner and Carsen McCullough. 1-1. Just over 4 minutes later, Comox would regain the lead when Brook Trainor scored on a breakway, putting the puck top-shelf, short-side. 2-1 Visitors after 20, who also outshot CR 15-14.
Only 1 goal in a penalty filled 2nd period. Jesse Spooner, who’s been red hot offensively, scored on the power-play off a faceoff win by McCullough at 12:04. Robbie Christenson the other apple as it was 2-2 after 40. Bagnall 24 saves in the period, while the Storm mustered only 10.
Comox kept pressing in the 3rd. However, Bagnall shut the door until the final minute. Michael Scobie’s low shot with 28 seconds left would stand as the game winner. 3-2 Glacier Kings, who outshot CR 53-35 on the night.
The Storm were without Mikey Markland and James Severs who were suspended 1 game by the Storm for an off-ice issue.
Next up for the Storm is a match-up with the undefeated and reigning league champion Victoria Cougars. It will Dane Feeney’s first game in the Brindy as a visitor.