February 21, 2013, Courtenay, BC (ISN) – After a strong start to the series, the Glacier Kings would roll into Oceanside, determined to not let history repeat itself and redeem tough losses during the regular season.
The Icemen came out of the gate hard showing their depth with each line visibly controlling the majority of the play and keeping the puck in the opposition zone. Determined to accumulate shots on net, the trigger happy Glacier Kings fired shot after shot towards the Generals’ netminder, many wide, but mainly on target. The Glacier Kings solid play paid off as Jack Kennelly would spot ‘D’ man Brandon Halls, jumping into the play for the first goal of the game.
The Generals would get two power play opportunities in the opening frame, but the Glacier Kings strong penalty kill shut down any opportunity to move the puck into the ‘Kings zone.
Despite the two penalty kills, the Glacier Kings took a 1-0 lead and a 15-7 shot advantage into the second period.
The Glacier Kings came out on their heels in the second period. Oceanside would take advantage of the rare ‘Kings lull and capitalize on a goal mouth scramble to tie the game at 1. Moments later the Icemen would capitalize on a one man advantage, after nice puck movement by the Glacier Kings and gritty crease play, Rylan Ball would tap in a loose puck to give the Yetis the 2-1 lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.
After an overall strong performance from the team the third period was goaltender Michael Hails turn to come through. Hails shut the door the rest of the way including two penalty kills and a magnificent two on one save in the dying seconds of the third to preserve the 2-1 score.
Comox Valley Glacier Kings
Junior Hockey Club
321 Panorama Crescent, Courtenay B.C.
Tel 250-334-4709 Fax 250-334-0499
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Web Site: glacierkings.ca
So far overall in the series the Glacier Kings have played strong, outscoring Oceanside in five
on five play as well as cruising at 25% on the power play and are 100% on their penalty kill.
They look to continue their strong team play in game three on Saturday night at the Comox
Valley Sports Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m.