The Comox Valley Glacier Kings lost a home and home against the Nanaimo Buccaneers, Thursday and Saturday.
After a scoreless first period Thursday in Nanaimo, the host side was up two goals in the second until Bailey Nesbitt scored on the power play seven minutes into the frame. Nanaimo made it 4-1 five minutes into the third period. Caileb Berge scored for Comox Valley on the power play at 11:13, closing the score t0 4-2, but Nanaimo made it 5-2 at 12:51 of the final frame. Yetis netminder Jayce Hudak took the loss, making 17 saves on the night.
The Glacier Kings outshot the Bucs 30-25.
Nanaimo again was first on the scoresheet, 40 seconds into Saturday’s game at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. Jack Fairfield of the home side responded at 7:46 but Nanaimo regained the lead halfway through the first. Yetis forward Khale Skinner scored with two seconds remaining in the period to tie the game 2-2. The Bucs scored on the power play at 8:43 of the second and hung on for the 3-2 win. Shots were 39-23 in favour of Comox Valley. Yetis goalie Jordan Wilde made 20 saves.
Despite the two losses, Comox Valley remains three points ahead of Nanaimo in the VIJHL North Division standings. The teams sit third and fourth respectively in the division.
The Glacier Kings next play the Oceanside Generals, Friday, Nov. 13 at the Sports Centre. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m.