Victoria Cougars continue playoff run tonight

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(ISN) – The Victoria Cougars will be looking to avoid digging themselves a 0-3 hole when they host the Campbell River Storm tonight in Game 3 of the VIJHL Championship Series.

Game time at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, located at 1151 Esquimalt Road, is 7:00 p.m.

It has been an evenly matched series thus far.

The Storm made it two in a row Tuesday night following a 3-2 double overtime win at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Kobe Oishi netted the game winner.

In Game 1, Colin Blake scored at 8:49 of overtime to give Campbell River a 3-2 victory.

The Storm has outshot Victoria 57-51 through the first two games.

Game 4 goes Friday night in Campbell River.

HOW THEY GOT HERE: Victoria – Eliminated Kerry Park Islanders 4-0. Eliminated Westshore Wolves 4-0. Campbell River – Eliminated Oceanside Generals 4-0. Eliminated Comox Valley Glacier Kings 4-1.

OFFENSE: Victoria – 6.20 goals for per game. Campbell River – 4.91 goals for per game

DEFENSE: Victoria – 1.60 goals against per game. Campbell River – 1.55 goals against per game

TEAM LEADERS: Victoria – Sam McMullen, 8 goals; Sam McMullen, Nathan Looysen, 12 assists; Sam McMullen, 20 points; Robert Zadra, 29 penalty minutes. Campbell River – Gage Colpron, 12 goals; Colin Blake, 9 assists; Dane Feeney, 17 points; Reece Costain, 39 penalty minutes

GOALTENDERS: Victoria – Grant Payne (1.27 goals against average, .935 save percentage); Anthony Ciurro (3.00 goals against average, .897 save percentage); Zack Kerr (7.50 goals against average, .833 save percentage). Campbell River – Jesse Michel (1.34 goals against average, .938 save percentage); Riley Welyk (1.47 goals against average, .932 save percentage)

POWER PLAY: Victoria – 23/65, 35.38 percent. Campbell River – 16/74, 21.62 percent

PENALTY KILL: Victoria – 47/54, 87.04 percent. Campbell River – 53/59, 89.83 percent

SEASON SERIES: Campbell River leads series, 2-0-0-0

March 15, 2015. Campbell River Storm 3 @ Victoria Cougars 2 (OT)
March 17, 2015. Victoria Cougars 2 @ Campbell River Storm 3 (2OT)
March 20, 2015. Victoria Cougars @ Campbell River Strom
March 22, 2015 (if necessary). Campbell River Storm @ Victoria Cougars
March 25, 2015 (if necessary). Victoria Cougars @ Campbell River Storm
March 29, 2015 (if necessary). Campbell River Storm @ Victoria Cougars

HOME/AWAY RECORDS: Victoria – Home, 4-0-0-1. Campbell River – Away, 4-1-0-0

STREAKS: Victoria, 0-0-0-2. Campbell River, 4-0-0-0

LAST TEN: Victoria, 8-0-0-2. Campbell River, 9-1-0-0

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