Cougars defeat the Storm for the first time in 20 months

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Victoria Cougars,photos by Nathanael Laranjeiras

Victoria won 7-3 last night against the dominant team from Campbell River. The last time the Cougars won against the Storm was March 30th, 2017. Last year the Cougars only managed a tie in 4 games and the year previous the Cougars fell in games 6 and 7 of the Playoff Championship series. Game 7 you may remember was a 4 OT thriller that stands as the longest game in VIJHL history to date.

Eight players had a 2 point game including the pair of Matt’s, Berryman and Clark, with 2 goals each. Mateo Albinati and Marshall Brown also had 2 points each, Booker Chacalias had 1 point, now those three sit 1,2,3 in the league scoring race.

The Cougars played their first game that showed that when their individual skill gels as a team, they are powerful. The power play continued to click, going 1 for 2, and controlling the play in both attempts. The next contest for Victoria is Thursday at home versus Westshore, a team that sits 7th in PK. If The Wolves get into penalty trouble they could also get into Cougars PP trouble.

Game time is 7pm at the Archie Browning Arena.

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