Comox Valley Glacier Kings grab 3-1 lead over Nanaimo Buccaneers

Yetis can clinch first-round VIJHL playoff series with win Tuesday in Courtenay

The Comox Valley Glacier Kings are a win away from advancing to the second round of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoffs.

The Yetis grabbed a 3-1 stranglehold in their best-of-seven first-round series with the Nanaimo Buccaneers by bouncing the Bucs 8-4 on Monday night at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Kyle Wade tallied twice for the Icemen with Dylan Sampson, Ethan Sundstrum (A/P), Jonas Horvath, Liam Shawn, Derian Hamilton and Austin McNeil netting one each.

Comox Valley outshot Nanaimo 27-24 with winning goalie Zach Straza earning first-star honours. The Yetis went 4-for-10 on the power play and enjoyed period leads of 3-0 and 5-1.

Game 5 in the series goes Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. If necessary, Game 6 is Feb. 26 in Nanaimo and Game 7 Feb. 28 in Courtenay.

ICE CHIPS In the other three first-round series, the Campbell River Storm are up 3-0 on the Oceanside Generals, the Victoria Cougars  lead Kerry Park Islanders 3-0 and the Saanich Braves and Westshore Wolves are tied a 2-2 …

 

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