Story and Photos By Kasey Eriksen (ISN)
January 31, 2013, Victoria BC (ISN) – The Kerry Park Islanders were in town Wednesday night, paying a visit to the Westshore Wolves at the Bear Mountain Arena in Victoria. It was Jackson Jane who was between the pipes for the Islanders and Matt Chester for the Wolves.
Four goals were scored during the first five minutes of the game, with the first two going to the Wolves when Kayle Ramsay scored his first of three, slipping the puck into the back of Jackson Jane’s net at 2:16 followed shortly after by a goal from Jordan Martin at 3:14, and bringing the scoring to 2-0 for the Wolves.
The Islanders’ Colton Burt defends his net – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)
The Islanders first goal came at 4:05 when Alex Milligan beat Wolves goaltender Matt Chester getting his team on board. It was at 4:39 when Westshores’ Kayle Ramsay scored his second of the period bringing the scoring to 3-1 Wolves.
The back of Chester’s net was all Connor Krupa’s as he answered back with a pair for Kerry Park at 16:23 and 17:10, tying the game at three.
The Islanders’ Connor Krupa keeps the puck away from the Wolves’ Nich Hayes – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)
Early in the second period, the Islanders opened the scoring, and at 6:20 Milligan scored his second go-ahead goal and the team’s fourth, bringing the board to 4-3 for the Islanders.
The Wolves were getting growley, and they would answer with a trio when Ramsay managed a hat trick at 8:25, tying the game at four.
Wolves Matt Chester makes a save – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)
Braedon Behan and Spencer Preece had their turns burying the puck; one at 16:26, and the other at 16:41, ending the period with the score sitting at 6-4 for the Wolves.
Wolves Kyle Richter gets buried in snow during a fight for the puck – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)
There were no goals during the first ten minutes of the third period, but the Islanders took charge when Cody Short scored on Chester at 11:40 bringing the team within one. With the Islanders’ net empty, Kyle Richter scored the final goal of the night for the Wolves advancing their lead to 7-5 at the 19:20 mark.
Shots on net for the game: