Comox Valley Glacier Kings crush Westshore Wolves in VIJHL tilt


A seven-goal second period lifted the Comox Valley Glacier Kings to a big 9-1 win over the Westshore Wolves in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action Oct. 18 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre.

Dylan Sampson led the way for the Yetis with a two-goal, two-assist performance that earned him third star honours. Second star Derian Hamilton also had a four-point (1g, 3a) night while Liam Shaw, Mitchell Hawes and Grant Iles each had one goal and two assists.

Sheldon Brett, Brandon McReynolds and Austin McNeil netted the other Comox Valley goals. The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period, with the Icemen scoring early and often in the second.

The G-Kings out-shot the South Division leaders 32-31, with Riley Mathieson picking up the win and first star honours. Chris Smith took the loss, with back-up Riley Welyk seeing 20 minutes of ice time.

All 10 goals were scored with the teams at even strength as the power play wasn’t clicking for either squad: Comox Valley going 0-for-5 and Westshore 0-for-6.

The Glacier Kings and Wolves meet again tonight (Oct. 21) in Westshore. The Yetis have a busy weekend upcoming: they are in Peninsula on Oct. 24 to play the Panthers then host the Panthers on Oct. 25, with game time 7:30 p.m. at the Sports Centre.

Bucs Win in OT

Meanwhile, the Icemen had their three-game winning streak snapped Oct. 16 in Nanaimo as they lost 5-4 in overtime to the Buccaneers.

The teams were tied 2-2 after one period with the Bucs up 4-3 after two. Jordan Crisp pulled the visitors even at 6:03 of the third, but Rowan Siider’s third goal of the game at 3:08 of OT gave Nanaimo the win.

Brett, Franco Colapaolo and Curtis Card scored the other Comox Valley goals. Card’s came on the power play, which went 1-for-5 while Nanaimo was 0-for-3 with the man advantage but did have a shorthanded tally.

Blake Pearson played the first two periods in goal for the Yetis with Mathieson between the pipes for the final 23:08 and taking the loss. Shots on goal were 37-31 in favour of the G-Kings.


ICE CHIPS Shaw (6g, 12a) and Hamilton (3g, 15a) are tied for the lead in team scoring, both with 18 points through 13 games … Hawes and Brett are tied for the lead in goals with seven each … the Glacier Kings are second  in the North Division with a 7-2-1-3 record …they are three points back of first-place co-holders Campbell River Storm and Nanaimo … the Storm suffered their first loss of the season Oct. 17, falling 3-2 to Peninsula in what was the first win of the year for the South Division cellar dwelling Panthers…



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