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The Oceanside Generals will be seeking a second consecutive win against the Campbell River Storm Sunday, as they upset the North Division leaders in Parksville by the score of 2-1 on Saturday. Oceanside’s record is just 6-13 and that is after the Saturday night win. Meanwhile, the Storm sports a record of 13-6. It was a coup.

The teams face off in Campbell River at 4:00 pm at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. The Storm will want revenge; it will be a tough game for the Generals to muster.

The Generals fired 40 shots at goaltender Aaron de Kok, outshooting the Storm by 16. Twenty-two of those Generals shots came during the third period; De Kok faced a storm of his own.

Landon Dziadyk scored at 12:41 of the first period for Oceanside. It was the only goal of the first two periods.

The Storm tied it up at 14:23 of the third period with a marker from Kason Farukawa. Greyson Werne scored the game-winning-goal one-minute and 27 seconds later – the Generals hung for the victory.

The powerplays went 0/2 and 0/3 for the Storm and Generals respectively.

At the same time, the Victoria Cougars took over first place once again in the South Division and the league from the Saanich Braves by crushing the winless Comox Valley Glacier Kings 7-1.

Victoria peppered 46 shots at Matthias Smith (32:40 mins) and Joben Douce (27:20 mins). Cam Stevenson at the other end faced just 23 Glacier Kings shots, stopping all but one.

Albinati. League profile photo.

Comox opened the scoring at 14:54 of the first period with a goal by Finn Withey but that is all she wrote as the Cougars scored four during the second period and two in the third. They had tied the score at 15:40 of the first. The game-winner came at just 5:00 into the second period by 6’2″ Prince George native Mateo Albinati.

Albinati is a wily veteran who has spent time with the Campbell River Storm, Nanaimo Buccaneers and is in his second year with Victoria. He currently leads the league in the points scoring race with 16 goals and 33 assists.

Booker Chacalias scored a short-handed marker at 8:00 of the second period.

The teams both went 0/3 on the powerplay.

The Glacier Kings sport a record of 0-16-0-2. They may be in a youth-re-build phase, but it could be argued that losing every game doesn’t teach the young players anything other than becoming good losers.

Meanwhile, the Saanich Braves needed a win to keep pace with the Cougars but fell short at Kerry Park against the Islanders with a 5-1 loss.

The Braves were up against strong goaltending by Charles-Oliver LePage as he stopped 38 of 39 shots. The 18-year-old now boasts a record of 6-3 and a 2.66 goals-against-average.

Connor Cheyne stopped 20-25.

Four different players scored for the Islanders including Cole Amado, Evan Easton with two, Isaac Leik and Alex Engan.

Matt Baird, Tory McClintick, Brandon McClintick and Evan Easton led the way with two points each.

The powerplays went 0/6 and 0/2 for Saanich and Kerry Park respectively.

The league reconvenes on Wednesday with the Westshore Wolves hosting the Peninsula Panthers, and then Thursday the Wolves visit the Cougars and the Braves and Buccaneers get down to business in Nanaimo.

Game times are set for 7:00 pm, except 7:15 in Nanaimo.

NORTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Storm 20 13 6 0 40
Buccaneers 17 11 5 0 35
Generals 19 6 13 0 18
Glacier Kings 18 0 16 0 3
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SOUTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Cougars 20 14 5 0 44
Braves 19 12 4 0 41
Islanders 20 9 9 0 30
Panthers 20 7 8 0 28
Wolves 17 4 10 0 16
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SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER GP G A PTS
M. Albinati (VIC) 20 16 17 33
B. Chacalias (VIC) 17 12 12 24
G. Grewal (SAN) 19 10 14 24
E. Easton (KPI) 19 12 11 23
J. Zary (NAN) 15 13 9 22
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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) 14 10 2.00 .931
C Stevenson (VIC) 11 10 2.20 .924
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