Glacier Kings' Ronnie Wilkie towers over Wolves' Jesse Nixon as they pursue the puck.

No puck luck for Glacier Kings as they drop two VIJHL games

The Comox Valley Glacier Kings suffered a pair of losses in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action last week, losing 5-4 in overtime to the Westshore Wolves and 6-3 to the Oceanside Generals.

On Jan. 16 in Courtenay, the G-Kings led 2-1 after one period and trailed 4-3 after two. Jake McKenzie (first star) pulled the Yetis even on the power play at 6:54 of the third, but Nicholas Polomark’s unassisted goal at 4:44 of overtime gave the Wolves the win.

Liam Nijhoff (second star), Nick Novin (third star) and Curtis Csuk tallied the other Glacier Kings’ goals while Brandon McReynolds chipped in a pair of assists.

Marcus Gloss took the loss, making 33 saves, while Chris Smith kick out 18 shots to earn the win.

If losing to the third place South Division Wolves on home ice was disappointing, falling 6-3 on Jan. 15 to the North Division cellar-dwelling Generals in Parksville could not have felt all that good either.

The teams were tied 2-2 after one period, but Oceanside grabbed a 5-3 lead in the second then rubbed salt in the wound by tacking on a shorthanded tally in the third to skate away with the win.

Nijhoff, Ben Raffler and McReynolds (third star) scored for the Icemen, who outshot the Generals 41-29. Gloss started in goal for the visitors and made 13 saves on 16 shots in 24:15 minutes of action. Back-up Braddock Otton stopped five of nine shots in his 35:45 minutes betweens the pipes.

The  Glacier Kings will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak on Thursday, Jan. 21 when they visit Nanaimo to take on the Buccaneers. On Saturday, Jan. 23 they host the Kerry Park Islanders in a 7:30 p.m. start at SC#1.

ICE CHIPS The Glacier Kings (14-21-0-4) are third in the North Division, seven points back of second-place Nanaimo (18-16-1-2) … the Yetis traded Willie Daigneault to the Oceanside Generals for Tyler Graham on Jan. 11…the North Division leading Storm are riding a seven-game winning streak while South Division leading Victoria Cougars have reeled off 21 straight wins … four Glacier Kings were selected to play in the VIJHL All Star Classic on Jan. 17 in Victoria, where the South defeated the North 14-4 …

 

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