The Comox Valley Glacier Kings lost 5-2 to Campbell River on Saturday. Black Press file photo

Penalties put Comox Valley Glacier Kings on defensive

Team is carrying three goalies to start the VIJHL season

Penalties kept the Comox Valley Glacier Kings on the defensive Saturday night against the Campbell River Storm.

The team managed two goals despite mustering up only 17 shots while giving up 53 shots to the visiting Storm.

Tanner Roberts actually gave Comox Valley the lead just over eight minutes into the game before Campbell River tied it up. Jordan Neufeld drew an assist on the play.

The Storm added four more over the next two periods, while Grady Robertson, with help from Neufeld, converted a shorthanded goal for Comox Valley with a couple of minutes left to cut the deficit.

Coach Jordan Kamprath credits new goalie Zac Raesler for helping to keep the Glacier Kings in the game, and he says the team cannot expect a different outcome if it gives up 50 shots.

“It’s going to be a one-sided game,” he said.

Raesler is from Alberta and had tried out in a junior A camp with Merritt before being cut. Kamprath says right now he is looking to a trio of young goalies, as he expects Raesler, Brandon Naidu and Kody Shepherd to get time to determine who is playing the best.

“Right now, we’re going to be carrying three goalies,” he said.

RELATED STORY: Comox Valley Glacier Kings comeback short against Panthers

Comox Valley also lost to Nanaimo on the road on Thursday night 6-1. Again, penalties put the Glacier Kings on the defensive in the second period, which is when the Buccaneers netted five of their goals.

“You take away the second period, it’s a 1-1 game,” Kamprath.

Roberts scored the Glacier Kings’ lone goal shorthanded in the first period, with Ryan Telford getting an assist on the play.

One of the things the team needs is to develop some secondary scoring, as so far it has relied heavily on a few players to provide goals. Six games in, only four have found the back of the net.

While the team has had some injuries, the coach also wants the players to be able to adapt better to penalty calls.

This weekend, the Glacier Kings face off against Oceanside on the road on Friday night, and on Saturday they host Peninsula. Game time for each is 7 p.m.



mike.chouinard@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to campaign in Port Alberni

Singh joins Courtenay-Alberni candidate for rally to kick off final weekend before election

Comox Valley Regional District agrees to Union Bay governance study

Process will consider whether community should convert services to the region

Betties face some bumps from Cumberland Rec Centre deal

Roller derby group gets hit with schedule changes, rental hikes as ‘team’ rather than ‘drop-in’ program

Infrastructure upgrades will mean truck traffic increase around 19 Wing Comox

Over the coming weeks and months, the public may see an increase… Continue reading

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

Talk to your kids about vaping, B.C.’s top doctor says

B.C. health officials have discovered the first vaping-related illness in the province

Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest at climate rally with Greta Thunberg

United We Roll organizer says similar protest planned for Swedish teen’s event in Edmonton

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

British family deported after ‘accidental’ U.S. border crossing

U.S. officials deny it was mistake, release video of vehicle crossing into Washington from Langley

Kamloops man hangs on to back of stolen truck as suspect speeds away, crashes

The pickup truck was seen leaving the roadway before bursting into flames

‘Sky didn’t fall:’ Police, lawyers still adjusting after pot legalization

Statistics Canada says 541 people were charged under the federal Cannabis Act between Oct. 17, 2018 and the end of the year

Fewer people prescribed opioids in B.C., but other provinces lack data: doctors

Patients who began taking opioids were prescribed smaller doses for shorter duration

Electric cello, stolen from vehicle in Williams Lake, returned to U.S. owner

Rita Rice of Texas said she and her husband had given up hope of ever seeing it again

Most Read