Victoria Cougars try to remain perfect on home ice

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The Victoria Cougars (2-1-0-1) entertain the Kerry Park Islanders (3-1-0-0) tonight.

 

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

 

Victoria split its games last week; beating the Peninsula Panthers 4-3 before dropping a 4-3 double overtime decision to the Comox Valley Glacier Kings.

 

Nick Gomerich and Grayden Hohl lead all Cougars scorers with five points apiece.

 

Goaltender Anthony Ciurro has been a workhorse for Victoria logging 249 minutes of time in net.

 

The Islanders are on a roll having won their last three games and having outscored their opponents 13-5 during that span.

 

In its last game, Kerry Park downed the Westshore Wolves 4-2.

 

Brandon Wilson leads all Islanders scorers with six points.

 

The tandem of Rett Rook and Chase Anderson has split the goaltending duties thus far.

 

Rook has a slash line (wins/goals against average/save percentage) of 2/1.50/.950 while Anderson comes in with an equally impressive slash line of 1/1.87/.933.

 

Elsewhere in the VIJHL, the Comox Valley Glacier Kings visit the Nanaimo Buccaneers.

 

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STANDINGS:  Victoria – 3rd place, 5 points, South Island Division.  Kerry Park – 2nd place, 6 points, South Island Division

 

OFFENSE:  Victoria – 8th place, 2.75 goals for per game.  Kerry Park – 5th place, 3.50 goals for per game

 

DEFENSE:  Victoria – 3rd place, 2.75 goals against per game.  Kerry Park – 1st place, 1.75 goals against per game

 

TEAM LEADERS:  Victoria – Nick Gomerich, Grayden Hohl, Owen Dalman, 2 goals; Nick Gomerich, Grayden Hohl, 3 assists; Nick Gomerich, Grayden Hohl, 5 points; Kenny Britton, 29 penalty minutes.  Kerry Park – Brandon Wilson, Jarret Malloch, Ty Smith, 2 goals; Connor Bissett, 5 assists; Brandon Wilson, 6 points; Jacob Malloch, 19 penalty minutes

 

GOALTENDERS:  Victoria – Anthony Ciurro (2.41 goals against average, .916 save percentage); Chris Akerman (no appearances).  Kerry Park – Rett Rook (1.50 goals against average, .950 save percentage); Chase Anderson (1.87 goals against average, .933 save percentage)

 

POWER PLAY:  Victoria – 1st place, 4-for-17, 23.53 percent.  Kerry Park – 8th place, 3-for-22, 13.64 percent

 

PENALTY KILL:  Victoria – 4th place, 23-for-27, 85.19 percent.  Kerry Park – 1st place, 22-for-23, 95.65 percent

 

SEASON SERIES:  First meeting

 

PAST RESULTS/FUTURE MEETINGS:

October 13, 2016.  Kerry Park Islanders @ Victoria Cougars

November 5, 2016.  Victoria Cougars @ Kerry Park Islanders

November 8, 2016.  Victoria Cougars @ Kerry Park Islanders

November 19, 2016.  Victoria Cougars @ Kerry Park Islanders

December 4, 2016.  Kerry Park Islanders @ Victoria Cougars

December 15, 2016.  Kerry Park Islanders @ Victoria Cougars

January 17, 2017.  Victoria Cougars @ Kerry Park Islanders

 

HOME/AWAY RECORDS:  Victoria – Home, 2-0-0-0.  Kerry Park – Away, 1-1-0-0

 

STREAKS:  Victoria, 0-0-0-1.  Kerry Park, 3-0-0-0

 

LAST TEN:  Victoria, 2-1-0-1.  Kerry Park, 3-1-0-0

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