The Nanaimo Black Ice beat the host Comox Valley Breakers 5-4 in women’s hockey action Saturday.

Black Ice slips past Breakers

The Breakers charged out to an early lead, but the Nanaimo Black Ice slipped past the host Comox Valley 5-4 in women’s hockey action Saturday at Glacier Gardens in Comox.

With two goals scored in the first period, the Breakers entered the second period feeling charged on their home ice. Defender Ashley Lauzon rushed the net to pick up the rebound left by #88, Stef Hart, for the first goal of the game. This was followed quickly by an unassisted goal by Devon Gillard.

Nanaimo’s offence came out strong, playing most of the second in the Breakers end. Tricia Webber scored the first goal for the Black Ice with a tip past goaltender Lesia Wick. Gillard responded with her second goal of the game with a pinpoint pass from Lauzon, but the Breakers were unable to hold onto the 3-1 lead.

Playing with the puck deep in the Breakers end, Sarah Dion managed to find the back of the net, laying the ground work for Webber to tie it up. Stick handling like a pro, she danced her way to the net and placed a beautiful shot over Wick’s shoulder. With their new found momentum, the Black Ice managed to secure two more goals by Steph Edwards and Anita Jezowski, leaving the Breakers battling to regain control. With only minutes remaining in the second, Gillard capitalized on a rebound, scoring a hat trick.

The third period remained goal-less with both goaltenders defending their nets as the teams left it all on the ice. Without another goal for the Breakers to tie it up, Nanaimo took home victory after a great game played by both teams.

For more information about upcoming games or women’s hockey in the Valley, contact

Just Posted

Cannabis facility planned in Courtenay

Design up to 100,000 square feet

Pride Society of the Comox Valley set to kick off week-long celebration

The organization is celebrating Pride Week with a variety of events to bring the community together.

Major private donation to Kus-kus-sum project

Frank and Bobbi Denton, longtime residents of the Comox Valley, have donated… Continue reading

CONTEST: Win a pair of tickets to Sunfest Country Music Festival

Make sure to Like the Comox Valley Record’s Facebook page

3L happy with CVRD staff reversal of ruling

Company’s request for minor amendment to RGS was announced as defeated Tuesday, overturned Wednesday

BC Games: Day 1 comes to an end

Medals have already been handed out following one day of competition in the 2018 BC Summer Games

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018… Continue reading

Blaney hopes to see seniors ministry

Government creates federal department for seniors

BC Wildfire update on Okanagan blazes

Watch the media briefing on the current fire situation in the Okanagan.

ZONE 6: Rugby star Maggie Banks carries family legacy to BC Games

Shawnigan Lake student and Coquitlam native following her parents to the national program

RCMP help to save goats from wildfire

The fast-approaching wildfire, sparked Thursday, forced the evacuation of five homes

VIDEO: Near drowning captured on popular B.C. river

Search and Rescue manager says the popular pastime of floating in the summer is inherently dangerous

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

Photo gallery: BC Games Day 1

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

Most Read