Another strong performance between the pipes by Marcus Gloss lifted the Comox Valley Glacier Kings to a 4-3 victory over the Oceanside Generals in Jan. 30 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action in Courtenay.
Gloss has been a solid addition to the Yetis’ lineup. On Saturday he stopped 37 shots and earned first-star honours. Second star Nick Novin netted the winner midway through the third period after the teams were tied 2-2 after one and 3-3 after two.
Sheldon Brett, Brandon McReynolds and Jake McKenzie had the other G-Kings’ goals. Mathieu Jallabert tallied twice for the visitors, who out-shot the Icemen 39-31.
On Friday, Jan. 29 the Glacier Kings were in Campbell River where they dropped a 6-1 decision to the Storm. Despite being out-shot 43-26, the Yetis trailed just 2-1 after two periods before the Storm exploded four unanswered goals in the third, chasing Gloss in favour of Braddock Otton with 6:36 left to play. Austin McNeil scored the lone Comox Valley goal.
Shortly after the Storm went up 6-1 while shorthanded, things got somewhat out of hand. With just over three minutes left, the refs handed out 10 10-minute misconducts – five to each team.
The G-Kings have five regular season games remaining. Next up is a Feb. 4 tilt in Nanaimo followed by a two-game home stand (Feb. 6 and Feb. 8) against the Storm.
ICE CHIPS The Yetis (17-22-0-4) remain third in the North Division, six points back of second-place Nanaimo (20-17-1-3) who have two games in hand … the Storm (33-6-2-2) continue to battle South Division leaders Victoria Cougars (35-4-1-1) for best overall record …