Glacier Kings hosting VIJHL’s top team on Saturday

Campbell River Storm in Courtenay for 7:30 p.m. start at Comox Valley Sports Centre

After beating the team that’s the worst, the Comox Valley Glacier Kings are preparing to host the team that is first.

The Yetis swept a home-and-away series with the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League North Division cellar-dwelling Oceanside Generals on the weekend to take over second place. This Saturday they host the Campbell River Storm (7:30 p.m. Sports Centre #1), who are running away with the North Division title.

The Storm (33-4-1-3) are currently the top team in the league and have a league-best 243 GF. Little wonder that five of the VIJHL’s top 10 scorers wear a C.R. uni. The Icemen (21-14-1-5) have allowed the third fewest GA, so Saturday’s soiree should prove interesting.

This past weekend, the Glacier Kings defeated the Generals 6-2 Friday in Courtenay and 4-3 Saturday in Parksville to move one point ahead of the Nanaimo Buccaneers.

Dylan Sampson, Brandon McReynolds, Franco Colapaolo, Grant Iles, Keagun Selva and Kyle Wade had the G-King goals on Friday. The Yetis trailed 2-0 early in the second before rattling off six straight goals. Zachary Straza made 16 saves to pick up the win.

On Saturday, the Icemen never trailed en route to the 4-3 win. Sampson’s team-leading 22nd goal of the year at 17:57 of the third was the game winner after Oceanside had erased a 3-1 second-period deficit. Jordan Crisp, Lucas Robinson and Selva had the other G-King goals. Straza earned the win in net.

Upcoming on Feb. 7 for the Yetis is an appearance by the spandex-clad Green Men at their home game against the Buccaneers. Renowned for tormenting opposing players at Vancouver Canucks’ home games, the duo are on a 10-city farewell tour of B.C.

Their appearances are a fundraiser for kidney cancer research and they will be seeking donations during photo and autograph sessions.

 

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