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The Westshore Wolves are trying to dig themselves out of the hole. They currently sit in last place in the South Division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. With three games in hand on the Peninsula Panthers, they just may do it. Their records are 8-12-3-5 and 7-13-2-3 respectively.

The Wolves won on Saturday night when they defeated the last-place Comox Valley Glacier Kings by the score of 4-3. The Glacier Kings goaltender Matthias Smith put the scare into the Wolves, as he stopped 44 of the 48 shots that they fired at him. Meanwhile, the Wolves held the Glacier Kings to just 15 shots and a meagre three in the first period.

The Wolves opened the scoring at 12:08 with Kahlil Fontana scoring from Keegan Durrance and Andy Westhaver. It was the lone goal of the first period.

Comox outscored Westshore 3-1 during the second period as Jacob Murray, Matthew Teasdale and Cianan Briscoe each tallied. At 10:06 Durrance scored a powerplay marker for Westshore. Teasdale’s goal at 14:13 was also on the man advantage.

Connor Eddy tied the score at 7:34 of the third period and Durrance earned his third point of the night with the game-winner at 18:46 while on the powerplay. Boden Davis was sitting for two minutes for cross-checking.

Durrance is a 19-year-old Victoria native who is in his fourth year in a Wolves uniform. In 2015-2016, he played just one game. He scored 16 goals and earned 27 assists in 44 games last year. He is slightly ahead of that pace this year with 20 points in 23 games.

The Wolves play again Wednesday when they host the Oceanside Generals at The Q Centre in Colwood. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 pm. The Generals won back-to-back games on the weekend and will be looking to do battle as there is a big gap between them and the Nanaimo Buccaneers 45-28 points; the time is now to win.

Elsewhere in the VIJHL on Saturday night, the slipping Buccaneers lost to the Generals 3-2 in Parksville and on Sunday, the Generals won again this time over the Glacier Kings with a 3-1 win at home.

The Generals took 37 shots in both games. Landon Dziadyk scored twice Saturday and a scored a third, plus picked up an assist on Sunday.

James Brendeland earned the 32-save win on Saturday and Jacob Sweet earned a 23-save win on Sunday.

The Generals next play the hungry Wolves on Wednesday, which will make for an exciting game.

NORTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Storm 27 20 6 0 61
Buccaneers 25 14 9 0 45
Generals 29 8 19 0 28
Glacier Kings 27 3 22 0 12
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SOUTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Cougars 27 19 6 0 61
Islanders 28 15 11 0 48
Braves 26 13 9 0 45
Panthers 28 8 12 0 35
Wolves 25 7 13 0 28
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SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER GP G A PTS
E. Easton (KPI) 27 15 23 38
B. Chacalias (VIC) 24 17 19 36
M. Albinati (VIC) 23 18 17 35
T. Tiel (KPI) 28 15 19 34
J. Lingard (PEN) 27 17 13 30
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GOALIE LEADERS
GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
O Sikkes (VIC) 6 5 1.17 .959
B Wood (INACT) 6 5 1.34 .938
E Samyn (CRS) 5 2 1.82 .909
A de Kok (CRS) 17 13 1.88 .937
J Little (CRS) 7 4 2.04 .920
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