Comox Valley Glacier Kings lose to Campbell River

Wyatt Murray of the Glacier Kings eyes the puck during the second period against Campbell River, Tuesday at the CV Sports Centre. Scott Stanfield photosWyatt Murray of the Glacier Kings eyes the puck during the second period against Campbell River, Tuesday at the CV Sports Centre. Scott Stanfield photos
Yetis forward Austin Montgomery-Parsons moves into the offensive zone.Yetis forward Austin Montgomery-Parsons moves into the offensive zone.
Defenceman Tynan Klein-Beekman controls the puck in the offensive zone.Defenceman Tynan Klein-Beekman controls the puck in the offensive zone.
Caileb Berge watches his shot get past Storm goalie Nick Peters with five seconds left in the second.Caileb Berge watches his shot get past Storm goalie Nick Peters with five seconds left in the second.
Conor Vanden Heuvel behind the Glacier Kings net.Conor Vanden Heuvel behind the Glacier Kings net.

The Comox Valley Glacier Kings played a rare weekday game Tuesday, Dec. 14 when the junior B hockey team hosted the Campbell River Storm.

The visitors were up 1-0 at the end of the first period, and added four goals in the second frame. Yetis captain Caileb Berge scored just before the end of the period. In the third period, Jalen Price of Campbell River scored his fourth goal of the game, which ended 6-1 for the visiting side.

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Comox Valley; however, the team bounced back with a pair of shootout wins Dec. 17 and 18.

On Friday, the Yetis beat the Oceanside Generals 5-4 in Parksville. Tynan Klein-Beekman opened the scoring 11 minutes into the first period to give the Kings a 1-0 lead. Berge scored his 33rd goal of the season near the end of the first. Ryan Telford made it 3-0 Comox Valley when he scored at 1:45 of the second frame. Oceanside got on the board at the 15-minute mark of the second period, then made it 3-2 at 5:21 of the third. Telford scored his second of the game at the eight-minute mark, but the Generals scored twice in the late stages to force overtime, which solved nothing. Ty Moore and Austin Montgomery-Parsons both scored in the shootout to secure the Kings win. Ryder Lally got the win in net. He faced 48 shots and made 44 saves.

Saturday at home, the Glacier Kings beat Port Alberni 3-2. Moore scored in the first and Montgomery-Parsons in the second. Berge was the only player to score in the shootout. Lally again earned the win in net. He stopped 20 of 22 shots, and earned first star honours.

The Glacier Kings are in third spot behind Campbell River and Oceanside in the VIJHL North Division. Their next game is Jan. 4 in Port Alberni.