© Copyright – 2018 – Victoria Sports News

Over the weekend, 11 different goal scorers tallied for the Campbell River Storm during two games played where they scored 15 goals. They won 6-1 over the Oceanside Generals in Parksville Friday night, and then blasted the Nanaimo Buccaneers 9-2 on Sunday at home at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena. They are a deep team.

Their powerplay was also firing on all cylinders going 2/4 on Saturday, then 4/6 on Sunday.

With the two wins, the Storm now occupy first place in both the North Division as well as the entire Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. The Victoria Cougars are perched first in the South Division two points back and have one game in-hand.

On Saturday, the Storm soured the day by firing 41 shots at Oceanside goaltender Jacob Sweet.

Kason Furukawa opened the scoring at 8:00 on the powerplay. The goal was set up by Scott Rademaker. They followed up that goal with a shorthanded marker 3:33 later with an unassisted effort from Noah Fladager; which would prove to be the game-winner.

Owen Christiansen, Darren Hards, Mike Dyck and Ryan Goulden would also tally. Hunter Gruben scored the lone marker for the Generals. He took advantage of the powerplay opportunity at 38 second of the third period.

Jaden Little got the win in net for the Storm stopping 22 of 23 Generals shots.

Sunday, Nanaimo got on the board first, which appeared to wake the Storm up. Dawson Benjamin Wollf scored at 15:10. The lead was short-lived as Josh Pederson scored 1:40 later, then on the powerplay Rademaker picked up a powerplay marker. He also assisted on Pederson’s goal 2:28 prior.

The Storm pounced early in the second with a goal at 48 seconds from Davis Frank. Keenan Toal and Darren Hards also scored during the second period. It would prove to be the game-winner.

The Storm would score four times during the third period, twice on the powerplay. Mike Dyck, Rademaker, Toal and Kyle Jennings would tally. The only blemish on the period was a shorthanded goal by Nanaimo’s Brendan Rogers at 15:53. Trey Watson was serving two minutes for interference as well as a 10-minute misconduct penalty. For Rogers, it was getting the hoop and the harm, sort of speak.

Rademaker, from New Westminster, is a 19-year-old Storm player, who previously played for the Comox Valley Glacier Kings for two seasons.  During 2016-2017 he picked 16 points in 43 games played, then played just eight games the following year. So far this season, the defenceman has picked up three goals and 10 assists in 23 games for the Storm.

Austin Dendl and Spencer Deakin shared duties in net for the Buccaneers, Dendle played 30:14 and stopped 14 of 18 shots before being pulled. Deakin stopped 9 of 14 going 29:45.

Aaron de Kok earned the win in net for the Storm stopping 23 of 25 Nanaimo shots that he faced.

The Storm visit the Saanich Braves at Pearkes Arena on Friday, puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 pm. The Braves need to turn their season around, as they started with a 10-1-1 record and have since lost 4 of 6. The Storm will be a true test.

Wednesday, the Victoria Cougars have the opportunity to take first place overall in the VIJHL as they play the 4-11-0-4 Westshore Wolves. Both teams badly want to win as the Wolves play the Buccaneers the following night. The Buccaneers will be a gnarly team to play having been thumped by the Storm 9-2. The Cougars are coming off of a 3-0 shutout loss to the Kerry Park Islanders at home at the Archie Browning Arena. They wont be fun to play against either.

Campbell River Storm goal scorers over the weekend:

Kyle Jennings
Josh Pederson
Scott Rademaker – 2 (plus two assists)
Keenan Toal – 2
Davis Frank
Mike Dyck – 2
Darren Hards -2
Ryan Goulden
Owen Christiansen
Kason Furukawa
Noah Fladager

NORTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Storm 23 16 6 0 49
Buccaneers 19 12 6 0 38
Generals 22 7 15 0 21
Glacier Kings 20 0 18 0 3
VIEW FULL STANDINGS »
SOUTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Cougars 22 15 6 0 47
Braves 21 12 5 0 42
Islanders 22 11 9 0 36
Panthers 22 7 8 0 31
Wolves 19 4 11 0 18
VIEW FULL STANDINGS »
SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER GP G A PTS
M. Albinati (VIC) 22 18 17 35
E. Easton (KPI) 21 14 12 26
B. Chacalias (VIC) 19 11 15 26
G. Grewal (SAN) 21 10 15 25
J. Lingard (PEN) 21 14 10 24
VIEW FULL LIST »
GOALIE LEADERS
GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
B Wood (NAN) 6 5 1.34 .938
O Sikkes (VIC) 4 3 1.51 .947
E Samyn (CRS) 5 2 1.82 .909
A de Kok (CRS) 15 11 2.00 .931
C Stevenson (VIC) 13 11 2.10 .928
VIEW FULL LIST »

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.