The Wolves were at the door. But the Comox Valley Glacier Kings said, “Not in our house.”
Trailing 3-1 midway through the third period of Saturday night’s Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League contest in Courtenay, the Glacier Kings reeled off three goals in four minutes to pull out a 4-3 victory.
The win was the Yetis fourth in a row and moved them past Campbell River Storm into second place in the North Division, although the Storm have played two less games.
Westshore netted the only goal of the first period and went up 2-0 at 14:46 of the second. Taylor Bowmen’s first goal of the year pulled the Glacier Kings to within one at the 18:42 mark.
The Wolves re-opened their two-goal edge at 11:54 of the third, then the Glacier Kings’ offence came to life. Liam Shaw’s fifth of the year, unassisted at 13:38, made it 3-2, then Sheldon Brett tallied his 12th at 14:47 to pull the Yetis even.
Jesse Nixon of the Wolves was in the sin bin for hooking when Ali Gotmy’s seventh of the season at 17:38 gave the home team the win.
Comox Valley out-shot Westshore 23-22 with Blake Pearson the winning goalie and Matt Chester taking the loss. Kennelly was the game’s first start and Brett was the second star.
Brett’s recent hot scoring streak earned the 17-year-old the league’s Kirby Source for Sports Player of the Week.
“Sheldon was instrumental in the team’s success over the past week, helping the Glacier Kings to stretch their winning streak to three games,” the league noted on its website.
“Sheldon tallied three goals and three assists in three games to bring his October total to 17 points. Sheldon also garnered Fitness Etc. Team Player of the Game honours as well as being named first star for two games.”
The Glacier Kings close out the October portion of their regular season schedule by going trick-or-treating Oct. 31 in Nanaimo against the North Division leading Buccaneers.
They are in Saanich to play the Braves on Friday, Nov. 1 and host the Peninsula Panthers on Saturday, Nov. 2 in a 7:30 p.m. start at Sports Centre Arena #1.
ICE CHIPS Duncan Pernal (13g, 10a) and Brett (12g, 11a) are tied for fifth in league scoring … complete league updates at www.vijhl.com …