MILL BAY, B.C. – Mateo Albinati scored three goals, Patrick Ostermann stopped 40 shots, and the Victoria Cougars beat the Kerry Park Islanders 4-2 on Saturday night.
Also scoring for Victoria was Foster Martin.
The Cougars, coming off an ugly loss to the Saanich Braves two nights ago, enjoyed period leads of 1-0 and 2-0.
Sampson McLean and Parker Ellis replied in a losing cause.
Victoria finished 1-for-5 on the power play and gave up a shorthanded goal. Meanwhile, the Islanders went 0-for-7 with the man advantage.
Parker Swanson made 20 saves in his debut for Kerry Park.
Elsewhere in the VIJHL: Oceanside Generals 4, Peninsula Panthers 3. Nanaimo Buccaneers 6, Comox Valley Glacier Kings 4.
Next game for the Cougars is Tuesday, November 28 versus the Peninsula Panthers.
1st star, Mateo Albinati (Goals: 3, Assists: 0)
2nd star, Patrick Ostermann (Saves: 40, Save Percentage: .952)
3rd star, Connor Bissett (Goals: 0, Assists: 0)