December 5, 2013, Colwood, (ISN) – It did not take long for Mark Walton to shake off the rust. Walton, who was back in the starting lineup after missing ten games because of an injury, collected three assists as the Victoria Cougars mauled the Westshore Wolves 9-2 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night.
Scoring twice for Victoria (21-4-1-1) were Blake Roney and Marino Somerville. Meanwhile, Jake Daughtry, Wade Johnson, Nyshan Basra, David Marshall, and Michael Fretz each tallied once.
For Basra, who split time between the North Vancouver Wolf Pack and the North Delta Devils earlier in the season, made his debut for the Cougars a memorable one.
Jordan Davie had an assist for Victoria after missing nine games due to an injury.
Connor Beauchamp got the start in net and needed only 15 saves for the win.
The Cougars, who held period leads of 2-0 and 6-1, scored three of their goals on the power play.
Connor Krupa and Kyle Richter replied for Westshore (11-12-3-4).
Taking the loss was Nick Dueck who allowed eight goals on 37 shots. Tyrus Sleightholme came on in relief and made 13-of-14 saves in 13 minutes and 14-seconds of work.
Next game for Victoria is Thursday, December 5 against the Nanaimo Buccaneers. Game time at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, located at 1151 Esquimalt Road, is 7:00 p.m.
- 1st star, Marino Somerville (Goals: 2, Assists: 0)
- 2nd star, Mark Walton (Goals: 0, Assists: 3)
- 3rd star, Tyler Smith (Goals: 0, Assists: 0)