(ISN) – The Kerry Park Islanders will be looking to avoid digging themselves a 0-3 hole when they travel to Victoria to take on the Cougars in their first round best-of-seven series this afternoon.
Game time at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, located at 1151 Esquimalt Road, is 3:30 p.m.
It has been all Victoria thus far.
The Cougars made it two in a row last night following a 4-1 win in Kerry Park. Sam McMullen scored twice for Victoria while Wade Johnson and Devin Mackey each added singles.
Grant Payne, who was making his 19th consecutive start in net for the Cougars, turned aside 19 shots for the win.
In Game 1, Michael Fretz led the way offensively with two goals and two assists in a 10-1 shellacking.
Victoria has outshot the Islanders 110-36 through the first two games.
Game 4 goes Tuesday night at the Kerry Park Recreation Centre.
HOW THEY GOT HERE: Victoria – 1st place, 85 points, South Island Division. Kerry Park – 4th place, 37 points, South Island Division
OFFENSE: Victoria – 1st place, 7.00 goals for per game. Kerry Park – 8th place, 1.00 goals for per game
DEFENSE: Victoria – 1st place, 1.00 goals against per game. Kerry Park – 8th place, 7.00 goals against per game
TEAM LEADERS: Victoria – Sam McMullen, 3 goals; Sam McMullen, Michael Fretz, 3 assists; Sam McMullen, 6 points; Nathan Looysen, 16 penalty minutes. Kerry Park – Taylor Armbruster, Braedan Cross, 1 goal; David Bittner, Tanner Browne, Zack Smith, Jamie Jensen, 1 assist; Taylor Armbruster, Braedan Cross, David Bittner, Tanner Browne, Zack Smith, Jamie Jensen, 1 point; Zack Smith, 10 penalty minutes
GOALTENDERS: Victoria – Grant Payne (1.00 goals against average, .944 save percentage); Anthony Ciurro (no appearances); Zack Kerr (no appearances). Kerry Park – Leighton Williams (6.59 goals against average, .882 save percentage); Ty Rennie (no appearances)
POWER PLAY: Victoria – 1st place, 3-for-14, 21.43 percent. Kerry Park – 8th place, 1-for-14, 7.14 percent
PENALTY KILL: Victoria – 1st place, 13-for-14, 92.86 percent. Kerry Park – 8th place, 11-for-14, 78.57 percent
SO FAR: Victoria leads best-of-seven series, 2-0
PAST RESULTS/FUTURE MEETINGS:
February 19, 2015. Kerry Park Islanders 1 @ Victoria Cougars 10
February 21, 2015. Victoria Cougars 4 @ Kerry Park Islanders 1
February 24, 2015. Victoria Cougars @ Kerry Park Islanders
February 26, 2015. Kerry Park Islanders @ Victoria Cougars (if necessary)
February 28, 2015. Victoria Cougars @ Kerry Park Islanders (if necessary)
March 1, 2015. Kerry Park Islanders @ Victoria Cougars (if necessary)
HOME/AWAY RECORDS: Victoria – Home, 1-0. Kerry Park – Away, 0-1
STREAKS: Victoria, 2-0. Kerry Park, 0-2