Coulter breaks100 point barrier

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Peter Kung

January 18, 2013, ESQUIMALT, BC  – Brody Coulter has become the only player in Victoria Cougars history to break the 100 point barrier, and he did it in style.

Coulter, who was recently named Kirby’s Source for Sports VIJHL Player of the Week, scored three goals to propel Victoria past the visiting Oceanside Generals 5-2 on Thursday night.

Entering the game, the Cougars captain needed only two points to hit the century mark.

The last time a Victoria player has come remotely close to triple digits was Michael Hammond who finished the 2006/07 season with 98 points.

Not to be denied, Coulter notched his 100th point with a power play goal at 8:50 of the second period. That goal would turn out to be the eventual game winner.

The Cougars jumped out to an early 2-0 lead six minutes into the game with goals by Coulter and Kelyn Opel. The lead was cut in half late in the period when Marino Somerville was set up by Matthew Biagioni and Quinlan Moore.

Micheal Fretz, who seems to score every time he touches the puck, tied the game at 7:05 of the second period with his 27th goal of the season.

Then a pair of Coulter goals less than three minutes later doubled the lead before David Marshall put the game away with 52 seconds remaining in the period.

There was no scoring in the third period despite the home side owning a 13-5 shots on goal advantage.

Dane Feeney finished with four assists while Sam Rice had three helpers.

Getting the start in net for Victoria was Evan Roch who turned aside 14-of-16 shots for his league leading 24th win.

Kiefer Giroux made 33 saves in the loss.

The Cougars went 2-for-4 on the power play; meanwhile, Oceanside went 1-for-4.

In Nanaimo, Cameron Large stopped all 36 shots as the Buccaneers blanked the Comox Valley Glacier Kings 2-0.

And in Mill Bay, Kyle Green scored the game winner to lift the Kerry Park Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Campbell River Storm.

THREE STARS:

1st star, Brody Coulter (Goals: 3, Assists: 0)

2nd star, Dane Feeney (Goals: 0, Assists: 4)

3rd star, Sam Rice (Goals: 0, Assists: 3)

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