PARKSVILLE, B.C. – The Victoria Cougars capped off a stretch of three games in three nights on Saturday with a 4-1 win over the Oceanside Generals.
With the win, Victoria moves into a first place tie with the Saanich Braves for top spot in the South Island Division.
Owen Dalman scored twice for the Cougars (8-3-0-2) while Jake Calverley and Nick Gomerich each added singles.
The game was tied 1-1 after the first period before Victoria took the lead for good on a power play goal from Calverley.
Third period goals from Dalman closed the book on a busy week of hockey.
Landon Dziadyk opened the scoring 12:22 into the first period for Oceanside (3-7-0-1).
The Cougars were able to keep Brandon Roberge off the scoresheet. Roberge, who was named VIJHL Player of the Week for the period ending October 10, had his two game point streak come to a standstill.
After getting lit up for six goals last night against Saanich, Anthony Ciurro bounced back with a 37 save performance.
Matt Henwood, who was named the game’s third star, turned aside 27 shots.
Victoria went 1-for-4 with the man advantage while the Generals finished 0-for-4.
James Scott chipped in with two assists for the Cougars who earned five out of a possible six points this past weekend.
There was a new face in the Victoria lineup. Kaelen Anderson, an 18-year-old forward from Langley, B.C., was acquired earlier in the week from the Mission City Outlaws of the PJHL in exchange for future considerations.
Cougars forward Tyler Vanuden missed the target on a third period penalty shot.
Elsewhere in the VIJHL, Willie Daigneault and Derick Smith had a goal and two assists each to lead the Comox Valley Glacier Kings past the Nanaimo Buccaneers 5-3.
Next game for Victoria is Thursday, October 20 versus the Comox Valley Glacier Kings. 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, Owen Dalman (Goals: 2, Assists: 0)
2nd star, Landon Dziadyk (Goals: 1, Assists: 0)
3rd star, Matt Henwood (Saves: 27, Save Percentage: .871)