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) …

 

 

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