By Peter Kung
September 27, 2013, CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – Ryan Carson scored twice to lead the Victoria Cougars to a 2-0 blanking of the Campbell River Storm on Friday night.
Getting the start in net was Connor Beauchamp who stopped all 27 shots for his second shutout of the season.
After getting outshot 17-11 during a scoreless first period, Victoria (8-0-0-0) went on to outshoot the hometown Storm 42-10 over the final two frames.
Carson opened the scoring at 6:21 of the middle stanza after he tipped home a point shot from Graham Zagrodney.
And then with Brendan deVries sitting in the sin bin, Carson completed a tic-tac-toe play between himself, Jake Daughtry, and Blake Roney for his second goal of the game and fifth goal of the season at 5:46 of the third period.
Jack Surgenor, who was simply brilliant in a tough luck loss, turned aside 51 shots.
The Cougars went 1-for-3 on the power play; meanwhile, Campbell River went 0-for-2.
Despite the loss, the Storm (3-4-1-1) maintained its hold on second place in the North Island Division.
In other action around the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League: Saanich Braves def. Westshore Wolves 3-2. Peninsula Panthers def. Comox Valley Glacier Kings 6-3.
Next game for Victoria is Thursday, October 3 against the Oceanside Generals. Game time at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, located at 1151 Esquimalt Road, is 7:00 p.m.