The Comox Valley Glacier Kings kicked off the new year in style Sunday, defeating Peninsula Panthers 3-1 in a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League match at the Comox Valley Sports Centre.
The win improved the Icemen’s record to a league-best 25-0-7-1. The hosts led 2-0 after one period and 2-1 after two. Kelin Hrycuik scored his 26th goal of the year, tying him for first place overall. Goalie Cam Waddington picked up an assist on the pay.
Mitch Ball’s 20th of the year gave the Yetis a two-goal lead. The Panthers netted the only goal of the middle stanza as Evan Campbell beat Waddington with a power-play marker. Corey Allen’s 15th of the year put the icing on the cake in the third.
Peninsula outshot Comox Valley 32-27, with Waddington picking up the win as well as third-star honours. Hrycuik was the game’s second star.
The Glacier Kings return to action this Friday when they return the visit to Peninsula. Their next home game is Jan. 14 when arch-rivals Oceanside Generals invade the Sports Centre.
On Sunday, Jan. 16 the Glacier Kings are hosting the 2010-11 VIJHL All Star and Prospects games at the Sports Centre. The Prospects play at 1:30 p.m. followed by a skills competition at 3:45 p.m. and the All Star game at 4:30 p.m.
Tickets for the All Star game and Prospects game are $10 adults, $8 seniors/students and $6 children. Tickets for both games are $15 adults, $12 seniors/students and $9 children.
A banquet will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Filberg Centre, with tickets $30 per person. Tickets for the hospitality room at the arena are $10 per person. A special events pack ticket of $45 includes one banquet ticket, one Prospect game ticket and one All Star game ticket.
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