Glacier Kings asst. captain Jordan Neufeld watches the action during the Nov. 17 home game against Nanaimo. Scott Stanfield photo

Glacier Kings win back-to-back games

The Comox Valley Glacier Kings won back-to-back games last week — the junior B hockey team’s second and third wins of a rebuilding season.

Following a 1-0 loss at home against Nanaimo Nov. 17, the Yetis defeated the Buccaneers 4-2 at the Nanaimo Sports Centre on Thursday, Nov. 22. After a scoreless first period, Kings captain Finn Withey scored on the power play three minutes into the second, assisted by Rick Takeda. Damian Rennie added two more goals in the second, both unassisted. His first was a short-handed effort at the mid-point. Nanaimo made it close with two goals in the third, but the Yetis sealed the game with an empty net goal from Tanner Roberts. Rookie goalkeeper Joben Douce earned the win in net.

”(Braedyn) Funke has moved on,” Kings coach Jordan Kamprath said. “We brought in Joben Douce and he has been an amazing person to have around.”

Two nights later, the Glacier Kings beat the Peninsula Panthers 5-3 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. Withey again opened the scoring in the first period, then assisted on a power play marker by Noah Goyer late in the period. Rennie made it 3-0 on his second short-handed goal in as many games to open the second frame.

”Damian has really turned into the powerhouse I expected him to be this year,” Kamprath said.

Peninsula made it 3-1 but Goyer scored his second of the game to restore the three-goal cushion. Withey scored his second of the game at the six-minute mark of the third, assisted by Jon Tagoona and Rennie. The Panthers then scored two on Douce, but the Yetis hung on for the win.

Last night at the Q Centre in Victoria, the Glacier Kings lost 7-2 to the Westshore Wolves. Withey and rookie forward Grady Robertson scored.

The Kings host the Wolves Saturday. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, they play the Generals at Oceanside Place in Parksville.

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