Cougars Win Second Straight VIJHL Championship

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Story and Photos by Jim Hockley (ISN)

March 31, 2013, (ISN) – Congratulations to the Victoria Cougars for their second straight VIJHL championship with four straight wins completing with a 5-2 away victory over the Comox Valley Glacier Kings Saturday night.

Second star of the game Dane Feeney led the Cats with one goal and two assists. Other Cougar scorers were Kelyn Opal, Brody Coulter, Sam Rice,and Jordan Davie.

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Cougar super fan 10 yr old Natalie Dawson painted for victory – Photo by Jim Hockley (ISN)

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Cougar, Ben Kinshella left,and Kings Sheldon Brett race for a loose puckPhoto by Jim Hockley (ISN)

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Nathan Chen-Mack squares off with Kings John Gosbee – Photo by Jim Hockley (ISN)

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Cougars Kelyn Opel eludes two Kings – Photo by Jim Hockley (ISN)


Kings goals scored by Jack Kennelly and Michael Pond.

Kings Michael Pond opened the scoring, followed by three quick goals by the Cougars making it an up hill battle for the Comox Valley club to get past the tough defensive play of the Cougars.

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Part of a happy contingent of Cougar fans salute the victorsPhoto by Jim Hockley (ISN)

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Captain Brody Coulter (19) with assistant captains proudly show off the Island trophy and banner – Photo by Jim Hockley (ISN)

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Captain Brody Coulter takes a turn with the trophy – Photo by Jim Hockley (ISN)

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Congratulations Victoria Cougars for capturing the VIJHL trophy for the second straight year with 5-2 away win and sweep against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings – Photo by Jim Hockley (ISN)

In one way this is not the end of the series as the two teams will meet again at the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Courtenay, home of the Kings which may have a baring as to who will play for the Provincial Championships.

Tickets for the CT Cup are available from the Cougars or Kings web sites. Details of the game can be found at glacier kings @ shaw.ca web site.

 

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