Cougars Handle Panthers In VIJHL Action

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NORTH SAANICH, B.C. – Tyler Vanuden scored two goals and added an assist as the visiting Victoria Cougars defeated the Peninsula Panthers 7-4 in one of two VIJHL games on tap Friday.

The win moves Victoria to within a point of the South Island Division leading Saanich Braves.

Nick Gomerich, Owen Dalman, Kenny Britton, James Scott, and Grayden Hohl also scored for the Cougars (5-1-0-1, 11 points).

It was the biggest offensive output of the season for Victoria which entered Friday averaging a woeful 2.7 goals scored per game.

Replying for Peninsula (1-8-0-2, 4 points) were Joe Stafford-Veale, Michael Sproule, Carson Cox, and Ty Hermsen.

The score was tied 1-1 after 20 minutes before the Cougars took a 5-3 lead into the third period.

Justin Anderson turned aside 19 shots for the victory while Shawn Parkinson made 27 saves in a losing cause.

Victoria finished 3-for-5 on the power play; meanwhile, the Panthers went 0-for-7.

Hohl, who has played the majority of his junior career with Peninsula, added three assists for a four-point night.

Elsewhere in the VIJHL, Kobe Oishi scored the game winner on a third period power play to lift the Campbell River Storm past the Westshore Wolves 3-1.

Next game for Victoria is Sunday, October 2 versus the Campbell River Storm.  Game time at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, located at 1151 Esquimalt Road, is 3:30 p.m.

 

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