Call them “seesaw series.”
The Comox Valley Glacier Kings have just completed a pair of back-to-back home-and aways, and the results of the games were almost mirror images.
After beating the Westshore Wolves 9-1 on Oct. 18, the Yetis lost 7-1 to the Wolves on Oct. 21. On Oct. 24 the G-Kings lost 4-1 to Peninsula Panthers, and on Oct. 25 the Icemen defeated the Panthers 4-0.
The result leaves the Yetis still in third place in the North Division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, three points back of second place Nanaimo Buccaneers.
On Oct. 25 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre, Blake Pearson turned aside 16 shots to back-stop the G-Kings to a 4-0 win over Peninsula. The Yetis led 1-0 after one period and 4-0 after two.
First-star Mitchell Hawes had two goals with Jordan Crisp and Brandon McReynolds netting one each.
The previous night in Peninsula, the Panthers posted just their second win of the season when they skated to a 4-1 win over the Glacier Kings.
The visitors out-shot the Panthers 36-24, making goalie William Harvey earn his first-star honours. The Glacier Kings’ only goal came from Liam Shaw, whose unassisted power-play marker made it 3-1 early in the third.
Outshooting Peninsula 13-4 in the third, Comox Valley pressed hard, but the Panthers sealed the deal with an empty netter.
On Oct. 21 in Westshore, the Wolves out-shot the G-Kings 29-28 but out-scored them 7-1. McReynolds netted the lone Yetis’ goal.
It was a different story Oct. 18 in Courtenay when the Icemen’s offence erupted for a 9-1 win over the Wolves, who are tied with Victoria Cougars for top spot in the South Division.
First star Riley Mathieson made 30 saves to earn the win in net. Shots on goal were again close, favouring the home team 32-31. The G-Kings blew open a 1-1 game with seven unanswered second-period goals.
Dylan Sampson (2g, 2a) and Derian Hamilton (1g, 3a) tallied four points each while Sheldon Brett, McReynolds, Shaw, Grant Iles and Austin McNeil and Hawes added one each.
ICE CHIPS The Yetis close out the October portion of their regular season Friday, Oct. 31 in Campbell River with a Halloween thriller against the North Division leading Storm … Shaw (7g, 13a) and Hamilton (3g, 16a) are one-two in Glacier King scoring