Glacier Kings' Willie Diagneault (right) outmanoeuvres Victoria's Nico Somerville for the puck.

Glacier Kings shine against VIJHL South Division opponents

Two strong games against the top teams in the South Division demonstrated that the Comox Valley Glacier Kings are indeed one of the top teams in the North Division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.

After losing 5-4 in double overtime to South second place Westshore Wolves, the Yetis knocked off South leaders Victoria Cougars 4-3.

The Icemen (9-5-0-3) are just one point back of North leaders Campbell River Storm (10-4-1-1) and will be looking to close that gap this Friday when they close out the October portion of their regular season against South cellar dwellers Saanich Braves in Victoria.

On Oct. 24 in Courtenay, first star Brandon McReynolds and second star Ronnie Wilkie each had a goal and an assist as the G-Kings snapped the Cougars’ three-game winning streak.

Jake McKenzie and Ben Raffler had the other Yeti goals. Victoria led 2-1 after one with the Icemen up 4-2 after two. Third star Paul Broadbent made 26 saves for the win.

On Oct. 21 at The Q Centre, Braddock Otton took the tough loss as the Wolves out-shot the G-Kings 44-29. The score was 1-0 Comox Valley after one and 2-2 after two.

Power-play goals by Wilkie and Grant Iles less than a minute apart midway through the third gave the Yetis a leg up, but the Wolves clawed back to tie the game with 1:24 to play then netted the winner at 1:11 of the second OT session.

ICE CHIPS The Yetis’ next home game is Nov. 7 against Nanaimo … Graydon McInnes leads the team in scoring with 22 points (7g, 15a) and is seventh in the league … McReynolds is the team’s top sniper with 11 goals …

 

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