Saanich Braves Gavin Grewal scores his second goal of the game. Oceanside Generals goalie James Brendeland watches the puck go past him. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Oceanside's goalie James Brendeland (31) get a lucky break as the puck soars over the net during the third period. photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Oceanside’s goalie James Brendeland (31) get a lucky break as the puck soars over the net during the third period. photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports

The Saanich Braves played their final regular season game Friday night and ended the season with a 21-17-0 record.

Braves Gavin Grewal is greeted by a boisterous group of young fans as the team takes to the ice for the third period. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Braves Gavin Grewal is greeted by a boisterous group of young fans as the team takes to the ice for the third period. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Saanich Braves Jackson Estey (16) and Oceanside Generals Nick Robinson (3) follow the rolling puck as the third period winds down. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Saanich Braves Jackson Estey (16) and Oceanside Generals Nick Robinson (3) follow the rolling puck as the third period winds down. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports

The first period was scoreless and  at 1:54 – Gavin Grewal scored with Zach Guerra assisting on the goal. No more scoring happened until the third period when the Oceanside Generals Ryan Ignace scored 14 seconds into a power play to tie the game at 1-1.

Saanich Braves Zach Guerra takes a point blank shot on Oceanside's goalie James Brendeland who makes the save. photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Saanich Braves Zach Guerra takes a point blank shot on Oceanside’s goalie James Brendeland who makes the save. photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports

The Braves answered right back with a power play goal of their own when Gavin Grewal scored his second goal of the evening from Dale McCabe and Zach Guerra.

Oceanside's Brady Kay (24) takes a shot on Braves goalie
Oceanside’s Brady Kay (24) takes a shot on Braves goalie Anderson Violette (33) during the first period. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports

The game became a little chippy toward the end when  Oceanside’s Liam Lytton got a 5 minute major for Head Contact and a Non-Fighting Game Misconduct.

Saanich Braves goalie Anderson Violette (33) makes a save from Oceanside Generals Greyson Weme (9) Photo by Gor Rufh ISN
Saanich Braves goalie Anderson Violette (33) makes a save from Oceanside Generals Greyson Weme (9) Photo by Gord Rufh ISN

The Braves got the insurance goal of the game when the Generals pulled their goalie for the extra attacker and Zach Guerra scored the empty netter from Evan Abgrall at 19:37.

Oceanside Generals goalie James Brendeland faced 47 shots againist the Braves, but wasn't good enough to keep them in the win column. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Oceanside Generals goalie James Brendeland faced 47 shots againist the Braves, but wasn’t good enough to keep them in the win column. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports

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Onto the playoff we go. he Braves finished the year with a 21-17-0 record for third place in the south division. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Onto the playoff we go. The Braves finished the year with a 21-17-0 record for third place in the south division. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
A huge crowd was on hand to watch the Braves play their final game of the regualr season. Saanich's Atom C1 team was there to cheer on the Braves. Photoby Gord Rufh ISN Sports
A huge crowd was on hand to watch the Braves play their final game of the regular season. Saanich’s Atom C1 team was there to cheer on the Braves. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports