December 1, 2013, Courtenay (ISN) – As of Saturday November 30, the VIJHL north division just turned into a log jam for top spot as the Comox Valley Glacier Kings defeated South Division leaders Victoria Cougars 4-3 putting the Kings one point behind Nanaimo Buccaneers, 36 pts and one point ahead of the Campbell River Storm.
The game played at Sports Centre 1 in Courtenay turned into a fast, exciting contest with Victoria drawing the first goal by Cougar, Robert Zada at the 3:10 mark of the first period, with the Kings following up with three unanswered goals by Liam Shaw (2, plus player of the game) and Austin McNeil.
Kings Liam Shaw about to score a five hole goal on Connor Beauchamp
Second period opened with Cougar Blake Rooney scoring at 1:59 followed by Kings Brendyn Smith to up the score 4-2 for the Yetis. Victoria’s David Marshal kept the Cougars in the game with his goal at 18:37.
Kings Derian Hamilton on a rush with team mate Austin McNeil
The third produced great defensive plays by Goalies Michael Hails of the Kings and Cougar Connor Beauchamp with no goals scored giving the Glacier Kings a much deserved win.
Liam Shaw watches as his shot enters the net.
Glacier kings next game will be at home Saturday Dec 7 7:30 pm at Sports Centre 1 The Victoria Cougars visit the Westshore Wolves Wednesday Dec 4, 7:pm at bear Mountain Arena.
It’s in the eyes as Kings coach, Joey Ewing urges his team on.
Cougar, Patrick Webb keeps the puck away from oncoming Duncan Pernal