THE GLACIER KINGS Nick Tupper and Nanaimo's Keelan Larson race for the puck in Saturday night VIJHL action at the Sports Centre.

Glacier Kings split weekend home games

Third-place Yetis hosting Peninsula Panthers this Saturday at CV Sports Centre

The Comox Valley Glacier Kings split a pair of home games on the weekend, edging the Oceanside Generals 7-6 on Feb. 13 and falling 4-1 to the Nanaimo Buccaneers on Feb. 14.

The Generals jumped to an early 2-0 lead on Friday, but the Yetis got one back late in the first then fired five in a row to grab a 6-2 lead midway through the second.

Oceanside then went on their own scoring binge, banging in four straight to pull even midway through the third on Jonah Pearson’s power-play goal.

But just 10 seconds later Jonas Harvath tallied shorthanded to give the Icemen the win. Comox Valley enjoyed a 45-24 shots-on-goal advantage, with Bryce Di Rocco picking up the win. Liam Giroux and Alex Olson split the netminding duties for the Generals, with Olson taking the loss.

Grant Iles led the Yetis with two goals and three assists and was the game’s first star. Second-star Kelyn Open had a goal and an assist for the visitors while Cody Eliason had a goal and two helpers for the home team to earn third-star accolades.

On Saturday night, the North Division leading Buccaneers remained undefeated with a 4-1 win over the Glacier Kings. Nanaimo did all the damage in the first period, beating goalie Matt BoWell for four goals on 13 shots. Di Rocco played the rest of the game between the pipes.

The Yetis ruined Ryan Waldhaus’ shutout bid midway through the third when Duncan Pernal (game second star) lit the lamp. Lee Orpen (first star) and Daniel Foglietta (third star) led Nanaimo with two points each. Comox Valley outshot Nanaimo 31-25.

The Glacier Kings are now 1-2-0-1 and in third place in the North. They have a busy schedule this week, with three games in three days.

They hit the road tonight for a game in Nanaimo then visit Saanich on Friday. The Yetis return home Saturday to take on Peninsula, with game time 7:30 p.m. at Comox Valley Sports Centre Arena #1.

 

ICE CHIPS The Westshore Stingers have beefed up their offence this season; they lead the league in scoring with 28 goals in six games and boast the league’s top two point-getters in Brett Lervold (5g, 11a) and Spencer Preece (4g, 9a) …

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police reported more than 2.2 million Criminal Code incidents (excluding traffic offences) in 2019 within Canada- 164,784 more than in 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Crime Severity Index on the rise with the Valley, Canada: StatsCan

There were 1,450 actual incidents in the Comox Valley in 2019

Joyce Jay enjoys a moment with Georgia, her son Ed’s dog, at her Comox home. Joyce is 103 years old. Scott Stanfield photo
Comox centenarian recalls wartime Britain, moving to Canada

Joyce Jay isn’t one to shy away from adventure. She wanted to… Continue reading

The distance education program through Navigate (NIDES) has been seen some large gains in enrolment. Image, screenshot
Comox Valley school enrolment up despite fewer kids in class

Growth being driven heavily by increase in distance education numbers

The Comox Valley Airport had a recent flight arrive with a confirmed case of COVID-19. File photo
COVID-19 exposure on flight into Comox

WestJet flight 3315 from Calgary to Comox was identified with a case

A volunteer serves a Christmas dinner to one of the guests at the 2019 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner on Dec. 25 at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay. This year the dinner will be a delivery service to people’s homes. Photo by Terry Farrell
Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner adapts to COVID times

2020 version will be a delivery service into homes

A woman wears a face mask and plastic gloves while browsing books as a sticker on the floor indicates a one-way direction of travel between shelves of books at the Vancouver Public Library’s central branch, after it and four other branches reopened with limited services, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
B.C. reports 234 new COVID cases, 1 death of senior who had attended small birthday party

Roughly 5,700 people are isolating due to being exposed to a confirmed case

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

MNP senior economist Susan Mowbray presents the State of the Island Economic Report on Thursday night to conclude the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s virtual summit. (VIEA image)
Not-so-rosy State of the Island report caps off virtual summit

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s summit took place online Oct. 27-29

Burnaby RCMP responded to a dine-and-dash suspect who fell through a ceiling in March 2020. (RCMP handout)
VIDEO: Suspected dine-and-dasher falls through ceiling of Burnaby restaurant

A woman believed to be dashing on her restaurant bill fell through the kitchen ceiling

A can of Canada Dry Ginger Ale is shown in Toronto on Thursday Oct. 29, 2020. The maker of Canada Dry Ginger Ale has agreed to pay over $200,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit launched by a B.C. man who alleged he was misled by marketing suggesting the soda had medicinal benefits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joseph O’Connal
B.C. man’s lawsuit over marketing of Canada Dry ginger ale settled for $200K

Soda’s maker, Canada Dry Mott’s Inc., denied the allegations and any liability

Vancouver Island-based Wilson’s Transportation has expanded to fill some of the routes left unserviced by Greyhound as of Nov. 1, 2018. (Black Press files)
B.C. bus companies say they need help to survive COVID-19

Like airlines, motor coaches have lost most of their revenue

Comox Valley RCMP Insp. Mike Kurvers (second from left), Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells (third from left) and members of the Courtenay Legion unveiled a new commemorative sign at Veterans Memorial Parkway, Thursday near Art Knapp. A second sign has been installed across from Valley View Estates near Mission Road. Scott Stanfield photo
Commemorative signs installed on Veterans Memorial Parkway in Courtenay

The City of Courtenay has installed a pair of new commemorative signs… Continue reading

A deer was spotted in October 2020 in Prince Rupert, B.C., with a bright pink yoga ball stuck in its antlers. (Kayla Vickers/Chronicles Of Hammy The Deer Official Page)
Hammy 2.0? Prince Rupert deer spotted with bright pink yoga ball stuck in antlers

The BC Conservation Officer Service is aware of the deer roaming around the city

Most Read