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The Cougars won by the score of 4-2 to tie in points with the North Division-leading Campbell River Storm.
Spencer Golden opened the scoring for the Cougars at 3:42 of the first period. Cameron LeSergent picked up the only assist on the play. It was the only goal of the first period.
All was quiet on the Westshore front during the secondperiod too as Booker Chacalias scored twice once at 10:49 and then again at16:56. LeSergent picked up his second assist of the game on the first Chacalias goal. The teams skated to the dressing rooms with the Cougars leading by the score of 3-0.
Golden scored his second of the game at 7:08 of the third period with a powerplay marker. Clark Pickup was off for two minutes for roughing at the time.
Golden, the 18-year-old Victoria native is in his third year with the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. His first two years, he played just two, then one game respectively for the Saanich Braves. So far, he hasplayed 33 games for the Cougars scoring seven times and picking up 13 assists.
With the score 4-0, the game looked over, however, Westshore scored a pair of goals to breathe life into the game. Lucas Yesaki and Connor Eddy each scored at 13:22 and 16:52, but that was all she wrote for the Wolves.
The Victoria powerplay went 1/7 or 14.3%, while Westshore went 1/11 or .9%.
Owen Sikkes earned the 29-save win in goal for Victoria and Luke Sheldrake took the 22-save loss in net for Westshore.
On Tuesday night the Oceanside Generals took out the Comox Valley Glacier Kings by the score of 4-1 in Courtenay.
Thursday night will see the Campbell River Storm visit the Nanaimo Buccaneers at 7:15 pm.
The Storm, who uncharacteristically lost two games last week were defeated by the Buccaneers 3-1 on Thursday, the 13th of December at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.