COLWOOD, B.C. – Taking penalties are never a good thing.
The Westshore Wolves scored three power play goals to down the visiting Victoria Cougars 4-3 on Wednesday.
It was the first loss in five games for Victoria who was unable to make up any ground on the South Island Division leading Saanich Braves.
The Cougars (6-2-0-1) will square off against Saanich (7-3-0-0) in a marquee matchup tomorrow night at the Archie Browning Sports Centre.
Despite owning a half decent penalty kill, the Cougars gave up power play goals to Cameron Kinsman, Zach Benson, and Tyler Carpendale.
Also scoring for Westshore (4-5-0-0), who won on home ice for the first time since its season opener, was Branden Tangney.
Trailing 2-1 after 20 minutes, the Wolves rallied to tie the game at 3-3 after two periods.
Grayden Hohl, Matthew Rokosh, and Kenny Britton replied in a losing cause.
Picking up the win in between the pipes was Jordan Spandli who made 28 saves.
Anthony Ciurro stopped 18 shots in his first start since September 23.
The Cougars finished 1-for-6 with the man advantage; meanwhile, Westshore went 3-for-6.
Next game for Victoria is Thursday, October 6 versus the Saanich Braves. Game time at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, located at 1151 Esquimalt Road, is 7:00 p.m.
BAYVIEW PLACE STARS OF THE GAME:
1st star, Tyler Carpendale (Goals: 1, Assists: 1)
2nd star, Nick Gomerich (Goals: 0, Assists: 3)
3rd star, Branden Tangney (Goals: 1, Assists: 1)