Victoria Cougars Aim To Close Series

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Peter Kung

February 27, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Cougars can advance to the VIJHL South Island Division Finals with a win over the Peninsula Panthers tomorrow.  Game time at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, located at 1151 Esquimalt Road, is 7:00 p.m.

On Monday, Victoria came away with an 8-1 victory to go up three-games-to-one in its best-of-seven series. Dane Feeney scored twice and added three assists to match a season-high five points.

Also scoring for the Cougars were Mark Walton (2), Ben Kinshella, Nathan Chen-Mack, Jamie Severs, and Kelyn Opel.

Victoria, which led 2-1 after one period and 7-1 after two, outshot the Panthers 47-6. After dropping a 5-3 decision in Game 2, the Cougars have outscored Peninsula 20-3 since then.

The winner will play either the Saanich Braves or Westshore Wolves. If necessary, Game 6 goes Friday night in North Saanich.

PLAYOFF PICTURE:

  • Saanich Braves/Westshore Wolves. Saanich leads series, 3-2
  • Nanaimo Buccaneers/Kerry Park Islanders. Nanaimo wins series, 4-0
  • Comox Valley Glacier Kings/Oceanside Generals. Comox Valley wins series, 4-0

HOW THEY GOT HERE: Victoria – finished 1st place, 92 points, South Island Division. Peninsula – finished 4th place, 47 points, South Island Division

TEAM LEADERS: Victoria – Mark Walton, 5 goals; Sam Rice, 9 assists; Dane Feeney, Sam Rice, 10 points; Robert Zadra, 34 penalty minutes. Peninsula – Connor Logan, 3 goals; Josh Adkins, 3 assists; Connor Logan, Nathan Looysen, Josh Adkins, 4 points; Reece Costain, 37 penalty minutes

GOALTENDERS: Victoria – Evan Roch (2.55 goals against average, .886 save percentage); Michael Herringer (0.00 goals against average, 1.000 save percentage). Peninsula – Stephen Heslop (6.56 goals against average, .836 save percentage); Leighton Williams (2.97 goals against average, .917 save percentage); Josh Round (15.54 goals against average, .588 save percentage)

POWER PLAY: Victoria – 18/38, 47.4 per cent. Peninsula – 2/23, 8.7 per cent

PENALTY KILL: Victoria – 21/23, 91.3 per cent. Peninsula – 20/38, 52.6 per cent

PAST RESULTS/FUTURE MEETINGS:

  • Game 1. February 21, 2013. Peninsula Panthers 2 @ Victoria Cougars 6
  • Game 2. February 22, 2013. Victoria Cougars 3 @ Peninsula Panthers 5
  • Game 3. February 24, 2013. Peninsula Panthers 2 @ Victoria Cougars 12
  • Game 4. February 25, 2013. Victoria Cougars 8 @ Peninsula Panthers 1
  • Game 6 (if necessary). March 1, 2013. Victoria Cougars @ Peninsula Panthers
  • Game 7 (if necessary). March 3, 2013. Peninsula Panthers @ Victoria Cougars

HOME/AWAY RECORDS: Victoria – Home, 2-0. Away, 1-1. Peninsula – Home, 1-1. Away, 0-2

STREAKS: Victoria, Won 2. Peninsula, Lost 2

 

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