GOALIE LIAM GIROUX got the better of forward Liam Shaw on the play

Glacier Kings knock off Oceanside 4-2

Race for first place in VIJHL North Division still going strong

We’ve got an AP for that.

That was what the Comox Valley Glacier Kings were saying after affiliate player Ethan Sundstrom scored a key goal (assisted by fellow AP Kyle Wade) and earned first-star honours in a 4-2 win over the Oceanside Generals.

The Yetis fourth win in a row came Dec. 21 in Courtenay and kept them in third place in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League North Division, three back of first-place Campbell River Storm with a game in hand.

Duncan Pernal, third star Derian Hamilton and Coady Eliason netted the other Comox Valley goals while second star Jonah Pearson potted both goals for the Generals.

Blake Pearson was the winning goalie with Liam Giroux taking the loss. The Icemen out-shot the Gens 31-27 and went 1-for-10 on the power play to Oceanside’s 1-for-7.

The teams were tied 1-1 after one period with Pernal’s 20th goal of the year (from Ali Gotmy and Nicholas Tupper) on the power play pulling the home team even four minutes after the Generals had grabbed the lead at 12:19.

There was no scoring in the second stanza – but plenty of visits to the sin bin and dressing room as the team’s swapped Yuletide unpleasantries to the tune of 84 minutes in penalties (including three game misconducts).

When hockey resumed in the third, Sundstrom put the Glacier Kings ahead at 7:21, with Pearson equalizing for Oceanside six minutes later on the power play.

Hamilton’s sixth of the season (from Cody Eliason) at 14:09 proved to be the winner, with Eliason dumping his third of the year into an empty net at 19:38 (unassisted) to seal the deal.

The Glacier Kings return to action Thursday, Jan. 2 when they host the Storm in a 7 p.m. start at Comox Valley Sports Centre Arena #1.

LINC-ed In

The VIJHL website notes that on Dec. 15 the Glacier Kings players, coaches and owners helped to make Christmas a memorable and special one at the Courtenay LINC Youth Centre.

It was a long day for the Kings, who began their day with the set-up of games, tables and chairs. The first order of business was to get the potato peelers in hand to create a winning menu.

Put together 50 pounds of potatoes, 20 pounds of carrots, three turkeys, copious qualities of stuffing and two hams, pop them in the ovens to cook and a wonderful Christmas dinner was enjoyed by many youth and support workers.

For many of the kids this dinner may be the only Christmas one they will get this year.

Once the food and cookies had disappeared the Kings helped with the clean-up and watched as 50-plus Christmas gifts were given out to the kids.

This event marks the fifth year that the Glacier Kings have been participating at the LINC Youth Centre.

 

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