Anderson’s VIJHL Debut Earns Cougars A Win Over Kerry Park

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Victoria Cougars Justin Anderson (Photo- Jay Wallace ISN )

ESQUIMALT, B.C. – Goals from Wyatt Elmer, Owen Dalman, and James Scott sent the Victoria Cougars to a 3-1 win over the Kerry Park Islanders on Thursday.

Justin Anderson, who was making his VIJHL debut, made 25 saves.

Victoria Cougars #21 Nick Gomerich (Photo- Jay Wallace ISN )
Victoria Cougars #21 Nick Gomerich (Photo- Jay Wallace ISN )

Victoria (3-1-0-1) has now earned five points in its last three games and leapfrogged over the Islanders into second place in the South Island Division.

Victoria Cougars #6 Tyler Vanuden (Photo- Jay Wallace ISN )
Victoria Cougars #6 Tyler Vanuden (Photo- Jay Wallace ISN )

Also making his VIJHL debut for the Cougars was forward Matthew Rokosh.

Chase Anderson turned aside 34 shots as Kerry Park (3-2-0-0) lost for the first time since dropping its season opener back on September 7.

Victoria Cougars #5 Mattson Haggard (Photo- Jay Wallace ISN )
Victoria Cougars #5 Mattson Haggard (Photo- Jay Wallace ISN )

Jarrett Malloch’s power play goal with 38 seconds remaining in regulation spoiled Anderson’s shutout bid.

Kerry Park Islanders #35 Chase Anderson (Photo- Jay Wallace ISN )
Kerry Park Islanders #35 Chase Anderson (Photo- Jay Wallace ISN )

Victoria went 0-for-2 on the man advantage; meanwhile, the Islanders finished 1-for-3.

In Nanaimo, Marcus Gloss scored a first period empty net goal while making 33 saves in net to lead the Comox Valley Glacier Kings past the hometown Buccaneers 6-3 in a penalty-filled game.

Victoria Cougars #16 Liam Kinshella (Photo- Jay Wallace ISN )-
Victoria Cougars #16 Liam Kinshella (Photo- Jay Wallace ISN )-

Next game for Victoria is Friday, September 23 versus the Saanich Braves.  Game time at George R. Pearkes Recreation Centre, located at 3100 Tillicum Road, is 6:30 p.m.

 

BAYVIEW PLACE THREE STARS OF THE GAME:

1st star, Owen Dalman (Goals:  1, Assists:  0)

2nd star, Tyler Pang (Goals:  0, Assists:  0)

3rd star, Justin Anderson (Saves:  25, Save Percentage:  .962)

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