Another dominating performance by the Victoria Cougars

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October 6, 2013, ESQUIMALT, B.C. – Wade Johnson and Jake Daughtry scored two goals apiece and Connor Beauchamp made 13 saves for his third shutout of the season, leading Victoria to a convincing 7-0 win over the Westshore Wolves on Sunday afternoon.

Also tallying for the Cougars (10-0-0-0), who scored six of their seven goals on the power play, were David Marshall, Blake Roney, and Robert Zadra. 

After the two teams exchanged early scoring chances, Victoria was awarded its first power play when Jesse Magdanz was nabbed for high-sticking at 2:35. 

13 seconds after the penalty, Marshall fired home a Johnson rebound past Matt Chester. 

There was no scoring until the 16:30 mark when Daughtry made it 2-0. 

Penalties to Spencer Preece and Chris McDonald put the Cougars on a two-man advantage late in the period. And with 30.8 seconds remaining, Roney teamed up with Nicholas Bower and Zadra for his seventh goal of the season. 

After outshooting their overmatched and overwhelmed opponent to a tune of 21-4 in the opening frame, it was more of the same for Victoria in the second period. 

Back-to-back goals by Johnson and another by Zadra would give the Cougars a 6-0 advantage after 40 minutes of play. 

And with McDonald still in the sin bin from a penalty which carried over in between periods, Johnson scored from Mark Walton and Graham Zagrodney 56 seconds in. 

The same trio would connect again, this time at 4:12. The goal by Johnson, his third of the season, came with Connor Krupa in the penalty box. 

After the goal, Chester was lifted in favour of backup goaltender Nick Dueck. But the two net minders would return to their rightful places 26 seconds later. 

A checking-from-behind penalty to Tyson Young put Victoria back on the power play. Zadra, who was playing in only his second game of the season, gave the Cougars a 6-0 lead at 5:48. 

Outshot by more than a margin of four-to-one in the period, Westshore (5-6-1-1) did not register its first shot on goal until the nine minute mark. 

The third period was uneventful as both teams at times seemed to be going through the motions. 

This led to Victoria taking three consecutive penalties which included handing the visitors a two-man advantage for one minute and six seconds. 

The Wolves pressed but to no avail.  

Daughtry closed out the scoring at 16:47 after he redirected a Patrick Webb pass in behind Chester. 

The final test for Beauchamp came with less than a minute left in regulation when he stopped Kyle Peterson with a right pad save. 

The Cougars, who outshot Westshore 42-13 overall, went 6-for-11 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. 

Krupa had his seven game point streak end while Brett Lervold and Peterson had their five game point streaks halted. 

In two regular season meetings this year, Victoria has outscored the Wolves by a count of 17-0. 

Next game for the Cougars is Thursday, October 10 against the Saanich Braves. Game time at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, located at 1151 Esquimalt Road, is 7:00 p.m. 


1st star, Wade Johnson (Goals: 2, Assists: 1) 

2nd star, Blake Roney (Goals: 1, Assists: 2) 

3rd star, Connor Beauchamp (Saves: 13, Save Percentage: 1.000)