Comox Valley Glacie Kings grab one point in VIJHL opening weekend

It was a winless opening weekend for the Comox Valley Glacier Kings, although they did earn one point out of a possible four.

The Yetis opened their 2015-16 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season Sept. 5 at home with a 4-3 loss in double overtime to the Nanaimo Buccaneers, then on Sept. 6 dropped a 7-3 decision to the Campbell River Storm in Campbell River.

On Sept. 5, the G-Kings tied the game at 3-3 on Brandon McReynolds’ power-play goal with 21 seconds left in the third, only to have the Bucs decide the issue early in the second OT with a power-play goal of their own. Comox Valley led 1-0 after one and trailed 2-1 after two.

Willie Daigneault and Tristan Olsen had the other Yeti goals. Comox Valley goalie Paul Broadbent was the game’s second star and Nanaimo goalie Alex Orth the third star as the visitors outshot the G-Kings 33-29. First star Jordan Levesque netted the game winner.

Overtime was definitely not needed on Sept. 6 as the defending VIJHL, Cyclone Taylor (B.C.) and Keystone Cup (Western Canada) champion Storm opened a 3-0 first period lead and withstood a Glacier Kings’ comeback bid that saw them close the gap to 4-2 in the second period.

Campbell River outshot Comox Valley 44-29 with Broadbent busy between the pipes for a second straight game. McReynolds, Justin Mirabelli and Grayden McInnes tallied for the visitors.

 

The Glacier Kings will be looking for their first win of the season tonight (Sept. 10) in Nanaimo against the Buccaneers. They are home Saturday, Sept. 12 to host the Westshore Wolves in a 7:30 p.m. start at Sports Centre Arena #1.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Comox Valley Community Foundation hands out record amount of grant money

The Comox Community Centre the foundation handed out $330,000 to local organizations Tuesday.

Comox Valley school district planning Climate Action Conference for students

The voices of Comox Valley youth on the topic of climate change… Continue reading

Funder for Down Under in Courtenay raises thousands for Australia

Organizers still tallying up proceeds but expect to donate at least $8,000

Fourteen Comox Valley kids get bikes through Share the Ride

Several businesses combine efforts to get bikes and other cycling gear

Comox Valley artist’s mask heading to prestigious U.S. museum

John and Peggy Varnedoe purchased the piece and have donated it to the Burke Museum in Seattle.

VIDEO: Nickelback gears up for nostalgia tour

Canadian band joins Stone Temple Pilots for a summer tour that includes just one stop in Canada

Thieves are targetting Comox Valley strata storage units

Criminals in the Comox Valley have been targeting storage units at condominium… Continue reading

Boy, 13, arrested after alleged assault involving girl at B.C. middle school

Boy alleged to have used ‘inappropriate levels of force’ to injure the girl

B.C. player becomes only second Canadian to enter Hall of Fame of Baseball

Walker received 76.6 percent of the Baseball Writers of America Association vote

PHOTOS: Heavy snowfall breaks window, causing avalanche into B.C. newsroom office

It was a chaotic start to the week for the Kitimat Northern Sentinel

Canadian law firm launches class action on behalf of Iran flight victims

Flight 752 was shot down by Iran shortly after take off

Mission Hill cellarman fired after mistakenly dumping $162K of wine down the drain

The former employee filed a grievance with the West Kelowna winery but was unsuccesful

Most Read