The Comox Valley Glacier Kings won their first game of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season Friday night, 3-2 over the Oceanside Generals at the Comox Valley Sports Centre.
The Generals opened the scoring in the fourth minute of the second period, when Miles Carson scored a powerplay marker.
Adam Sylvester tied the game with less than four minutes to play in the second, and Jordan Neufeld’s shorthanded marker, 74 seconds into the third period, gave the Yetis the lead for good.
Khale Skinner added some needed insurance at the 13-minute mark, with a powerplay goal.
Carson closed out the scoring at 19:59 of the third period. It was his second of the game, and sixth goal in only three games this season.
Skinner, Neufeld and Calieb Berge all had assists in the victory.
Jordan Wilde made 36 saves for the victory and was named the first star of the game.
It was Oceanside’s first loss of the season.
The Generals exacted their revenge in the second half of the home-and-home series, beating the Glacier Kings 3-0 Saturday night.
The Generals sit atop the VIJHL North Division, along with the Campbell River Storm. Both teams boast 3-1 records.
The Glacier Kings and Nanaimo have 1-3 records and square off in a home-and-home series this week. The teams play in Nanaimo on Thursday and in Courtenay Saturday.
As per VIJHL regulations, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans are not allowed at the games until further notice.