December has not been kind to the Comox Valley Glacier Kings.
The Yetis are 1-4 this month and wrap up the 2015 portion of their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League North Division regular season Saturday, Dec. 19 against North Division leaders Campbell River Storm. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Sports Centre Arena #1.
The Icemen are third in the North Division but losing ground to second-place Nanaimo Buccaneers. The G-Kings (12-17-0-3) have lost two in a row while the Bucs (16-11-1-2) have won four straight to open an eight-point lead over the Yetis and have two games in hand.
Nanaimo was in Courtenay on Dec. 12 where they defeated the Yetis 5-3, out-shooting them 32-23 in the process. The Bucs got two goals from second star Trent Bell, one on the power play and one shorthanded.
First star Ty Madden tallied twice for the G-Kings, who overcame a 2-1 first period deficit to make it 3-3 after two, only to have the visitors dominate the third period (12-2 SOG). Braddock Otton took the loss.
On Dec. 11 the Glacier Kings were at the Panorama Recreation Centre where they fell 5-0 to the Peninsula Panthers. The home team led 2-0 after one period and 4-0 after two.
The Icemen out-shot the Panthers 31-25 but went 0-for-9 on the power play. Paul Broadbent started and took the loss, giving way to Braddock in the second stanza.
ICE CHIPS On Dec. 7 the Glacier Kings traded captain Grant Iles (forward) for the KIJHL Creston Valley Thunder Cats in return for Reid Robertson (defenceman) and future considerations … Sheldon Brett, Tyson Slater and Ben Raffler have seen action with the Jr. A Powell River Kings of the BCHL this season … APs James Southcott and Austin Height have skated with the Yetis this year …