Braves Defeat Kerry Park – Advance to Next Round

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Saanich Braves Jakob McQuillin puts the puck past Kerry Parks goalie Rett Rook in the second period to make it 1-0. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports

The Saanich Braves headed into tonight’s game against the Kerry Park Islanders up 3 games to 2 and wanted nothing to do about having to head back up to Kerry Park Saturday night for a game 7.

Kerry Parks Logan Furkalo in pursuit of Braves Matt Baird. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Kerry Parks Logan Furkalo in pursuit of Braves Matt Baird. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports

First period action produced no goals and was at times more of a feel out your opponent with few legitimate scoring opportunities on either side. Shots on net were pretty equal in the first period. Kerry Park with 12 and Saanich 11.

Saanich Braves Jakob McQuillin puts the puck past Kerry Parks goalie Rett Rook in the second period to make it 1-0. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Saanich Braves Jakob McQuillin puts the puck past Kerry Parks goalie Rett Rook in the second period to make it 1-0. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports

The Braves got on the board at 14:52 of the second period, with the goal coming from Jakob McQuillin and Evan Abgrall assisting.

Kerry Parks Rett Rook robs Braves James Vince in the third period. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Kerry Parks Rett Rook robs Braves James Vince in the third period. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
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Braves Head Coach Sam Waterfield has a few words for the officials as the Braves takes another penalty to go two men short on the penalty kill.

Kerry Park went on the power play with a two man advantage nearing the closing few minutes of the second period but Saanich held them scoreless. The flood gates opened in the third period with Saanich Jackson Estey scoring only 1:52 into the period from a pass by Kyle Mace.

Kerry parks Rett Rock looks for the puck as it passes between his legs. Saanich goes up 2-0 witha goal by. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Kerry Parks Rett Rook looks for the puck as it passes between his legs. Scoring on the play for Saanich is Jackson Estey from Kyle Mace. Saanich goes up 2-0. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Braves celebrate their second goal/Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Braves celebrate their second goal. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports

The Braves put their third marker on the scoreboard at 11:34 with Zach Guerra scoring from Ryan Strange. Kerry Parks Avery Nielsen-Webb took a 4 minute penalty at 13:14 for spearing followed by Logan Furkalo penalty for slashing at 13:53.

Saanich scores its 4th and final goeal of the night. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports
Saanich Braves Gavin Grewal scores the 4th and final goal of the night. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN Sports

This gave Saanich a two man advantage and at 14:58. Gavin Grewal scored the fourth and final goal from Dale McCabe and Anderson Violette. The Braves  go on to defeat Kerry park 4-0 and now wait to find out who they play in the next round.

Saanich Braves show their displeasure with the on ice officials during the third period. Photo by Gord rufh ISN Sports
Saanich Braves show their displeasure with the on ice officials during the third period. Photo by Gord rufh ISN Sports

 

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