Westshore Wolves Tie Up Series With Victoria Cougars

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COLWOOD, B.C. – Jake Calnan has never been much of a goal scorer.

That was until now.

After registering only three goals during the regular season, Calnan tallied twice on Friday to lead the Westshore Wolves to a 4-2 win over the Victoria Cougars.

Also scoring for Westshore, who went on to score four unanswered goals, were Brandon Tutte and Mitch Popp — both of whom suited up for the Cougars at one point in their careers.

Jordan Spandli made 31 saves in his second playoff start for the Wolves.

The win ties the best-of-7 series at one game apiece.

Game 3 goes Sunday afternoon in Esquimalt.

Shane Kime and Branden Tangney, who began the season with Westshore, replied in a losing cause.

Getting the start in net was Liam McCloskey who faced 32 shots.

Victoria led 2-1 after one period before the Wolves took a 3-2 advantage into the second intermission.

The loss snaps a ten game winning streak for Suneil Karod and his troops.

Both teams had seven power play opportunities.  The Cougars failed to capitalize on their chances while Westshore converted two times with the man advantage.

Elsewhere in the VIJHL:  Saanich Braves 6, Kerry Park Islanders 1 (Saanich leads series 1-0).  Campbell River Storm 7, Peninsula Panthers 1 (Campbell River leads series 1-0).

Next game for Victoria is Sunday, February 26 versus the Westshore Wolves.  Game time at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, located at 1151 Esquimalt Road, is 3:30 p.m.

 

BAYVIEW PLACE STARS OF THE GAME:

1st star, Jake Calnan (Goals:  2, Assists:  0)

2nd star, Mitch Popp (Goals:  1, Assists:  1)

3rd star, Jordan Spandli (Saves:  31, Save Percentage:  .940)

 

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