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The Victoria Cougars took a big bight out of the Westshore Wolves Thursday night at Archie Browning Arena in Esquimalt, trouncing them by the score of 7-0.

It was a thorough and balanced attack as the Cougars outshot the Wolves by double 36-18 and six different players tallied for the home team.

Cameron LeSergent led the way with a three-point night scoring once and picking up a pair of assists, while Matthew Clark scored two goals.

LeSergent got the Cougars going when he opened the scoring at 1:33 of the first period with the first of two powerplay markers. Kevan McBean and Tyler Vanuden earned assists on the play. It would prove 58-minutes and 27 seconds later, to be the game-winning goal.

The 18-year-old Duncan native’s powerplay goal was scored while Zack Whittaker was sitting for two minutes for cross-checking.

The Cougars finished the opening period with a 5-0 lead with the other goals by Booker Chacalias, two by Clark and one from Grady Birk.

The Cougars scored just once during the second and third periods with Mateo Albinati putting the puck in the net at 13:25 of the second and Matthew Berryman scoring the game’s other powerplay marker at 18:14 of the third. Benjamin Duffin took a two-minute cross-checking penalty at 16:30.

Jordan Spandli stopped 18 of 20 shots in relief for Luke Sheldrake who was scored on five times on 16 shots during the first period.

Cam Stevenson earned the 18-shot shutout win in net for the Cougars.

The Cougars powerplay went 2/8 on the night. The Wolves had five powerplay opportunities.

Elsewhere in the VIJHL, the Nanaimo Buccaneers paid a visit to the Oceanside Generals and pulled out a 2-1 shootout win.

James Brendeland stood tall in net for Oceanside, as he faced 46 shots, stopping all but one.

Both of the game’s regulation time goals came during the first period as Oceanside opened the scoring at 16:43 with a goal by Brady Kay. Less than three minutes later, Bill Walters tied the game up at 1-1.

The second and third period and overtime would solve nothing. Kay was the only goal scorer for the Generals during the shootout. He was the sixth shooter. For Nanaimo, Brendan Rogers responded with a goal after Kay had scored, then three shooters later, Brandon Melsness scored to end the match.

Friday will see the Saanich Braves visit the Peninsula Panthers and the Nanaimo Buccaneers will play the Campbell River Storm at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 pm, for both games.

NORTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Storm 41 29 9 0 92
Buccaneers 39 23 13 0 74
Generals 42 15 22 0 53
Glacier Kings 40 4 34 0 15
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SOUTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Cougars 41 25 10 0 86
Braves 42 18 15 0 67
Islanders 41 19 15 0 66
Wolves 42 14 20 0 53
Panthers 42 12 21 0 49
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SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER GP G A PTS
B. Chacalias (VIC) 37 25 28 53
E. Easton (KPI) 40 22 30 52
B. Walters (NAN) 38 16 34 50
R. Gannon (NAN) 39 20 27 47
M. Dyck (CRS) 37 20 26 46
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GOALIE LEADERS
GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
B Wood (NAN) 11 8 1.88 .922
A de Kok (CRS) 27 21 1.97 .932
J Little (CRS) 12 7 1.99 .912
O Sikkes (VIC) 16 12 2.08 .935
C Stevenson (VIC) 22 16 2.15 .922
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