Photos by Mike Magee (ISN)
February 20, 2013, Courtenay, BC (ISN) – Round One of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Playoffs started on Tuesday night for the Comox Valley Glacier Kings as they hosted the Oceanside Generals.
The game would see the long anticipated return of forward Jack Kennelly to the ‘Kings line up.
The first period started out shaky for the ‘Kings as post season excitement seemed to be a factor and the Oceanside Generals capitalized on the Yeti’s nerves and opened up the scoring. The next fifteen minutes would turn in favour of the Glacier Kings as they battled back and took a 2-1 lead at the end of the first, with goals scored by Rylan Ball and Jack Kennelly.
Oceanside Generals center Adam Roberston (#14 in white) wins a first period faceoff, Tuesday night in Courtenay – Photo by Mike Magee (ISN)
The momentum would stay in favour of the Icemen as a Power Play goal less than four minutes into the second period by Jack Kennelly would see the ‘Kings up 3-1. The goal, fed by Andrew White and Nicholas Tupper was Kennelly’s second of the night. A goal from Jordan Crisp would put the Yetis up 4-1 at the end of two periods.
The Oceanside Generals celebrate team mate Cam McKarrick’s goal in the first period – Photo by Mike Magee (ISN)
The Glacier Kings would continue to dominate over the Generals in the third period outshooting the visiting team 16-2 to close out the final frame. Relief goaltender, Liam Giroux, held the Glacier Kings at bay, but the Generals inability to get anything started would keep the score at 4-1.
Assistant Captain, Garrett Halls of the Comox Valley Glacier Kings looks to make an outlet pass in a 4-1 win over the Oceanside Generals Tuesday night in Courtenay – Photo by Mike Magee (ISN)
Veteran forward, Jack Kennelly’s return to the ice was seamless with two goals and Rylan Ball scored his eighth goal in five consecutive games.
Oceanside Generals backup goalie Liam Giroux with a glove save late in the game against the Glacier Kings. Giroux would make 16 saves in relief which included killing off a 5 on 3 powerplay for over a minute – Photo by Mike Magee (ISN)
“This was one of the most complete efforts from all players this season, which is the obvious expectation, given the standards they hold themselves to. I thought each line was disciplined and accountable for their roles and expectations set forth in order to succeed as a team. We will need that same consistent effort tonight.” said ‘Kings Head Coach Bill Rotheisler.
Brook Trainor of the Glacier Kings takes off down the ice looking for his first goal of the playoffs – Photo by Mike Magee (ISN)
Comox Valley Glacier Kings
Junior Hockey Club
321 Panorama Crescent, Courtenay B.C.
Tel 250-334-4709 Fax 250-334-0499
E Mail: email@example.com
Web Site: glacierkings.ca
Game two is Wednesday night in Parksville and game three will see the series back in the
Comox Valley, game time is 7:30 p.m.
For a full playoff schedule go to www.glacierkings.ca.
The Glacier Kings are also preparing to host the Cyclone Taylor Cup April 11-14, 2013. If
you are interested in volunteer opportunities or sponsorship options please contact Public
Relations Director, Robyn Nicholson at the address below,