Glacier Kings' Liam Nijhoff (right) fends off Storm's Braeden Cyra.

Glacier Kings lose to Storm, beat Buccaneers

Four Yetis selected for VIJHL All Star Classic which goes Sunday in Victoria

Four Comox Valley Glacier Kings have been named to the North Division team for the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s 2016 All Star Classic.

Ronnie Wilkie, Brandon McReynolds, Ben Raffler and Grayden McInnes will be skating at the Q Centre in Victoria on Sunday, Jan. 17 in a game hosted by the Westshore Wolves.

Campbell River Storm and Nanaimo Buccaneers each have six players on the North Division squad while Oceanside Generals are sending five to the game. Face-off time is 5 p.m.

In their latest regular season games, the G-Kings fell 8-4 to Campbell River Storm in Courtenay on Jan. 9 and knocked off the Nanaimo Buccaneers 6-2 in Nanaimo on Jan. 7.

According to the scoresheet, the Yetis were out-shot 60-25 in their 8-4 loss to the Storm. Marcus Gloss played 34:50 and gave up six goals on 36 shots in taking the loss. Back-up Braddock Otton played 25:09 minutes, stopping 22 of 24 shots and earning third star honours.

Second star Keenan Scardina paced the Storm with three goals while first star Tyson Slater had one goal for the Yetis to go along with one each by Liam Nijhoff, Brayden McCartney and McReynolds.

Campbell River led 2-0 after one period and 7-3 after two. The visitors went 0-for-5 on the power play while the Icemen were 1-for-1.

On Jan. 7 in Nanaimo, the G-Kings raced to a 4-0 start by the 13:52 mark of the first period and, despite being out-shot 33-21, cruised to the 6-2 win.

First star McReynolds led the way with two goals and one assist while second star Nick Novin added one goal and two assists. Tyson Slater had three helpers.

Gloss picked up the win. The Yetis went 2-for-10 on the power play while the Bucs were 0-for-6.

The Yetis return to action with two games this weekend. On Friday, Jan. 15 they visit the Oceanside Generals and on Saturday, Jan. 16 they host the Westshore Wolves (7:30 p.m. Sports Centre #1).

ICE CHIPS The Glacier Kings (14-20-0-3) are third in the North Division, six points back of second-place Nanaimo (17-15-1-2) … the Yetis traded Willie Daigneault to the Oceanside Generals for Tyler Graham on Jan. 11…the North Division leading Storm are riding a five-game winning streak while South Division leading Victoria Cougars have reeled off 20 straight wins …

 

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