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Those pesky Kerry Park Islanders played rope-a-dope for 50-minutes Tuesday night in Mill Bay before fighting out of the corner at 10:35 with a knockout punch to the Victoria Cougars. The Cougars were all over them for most of the game firing 36 shots at goaltender Rett Rook to 22 for the Islanders.

Shots were 16-6 after the first period, and 13-7 during the third. Yet the score was tied 1-1 after one and 2-2 after two. Tyler Vanuden scored at 12:06 and then Romaeo D’Intinio from Kerry Park scored during the first period.

At 12:51 of the second Vanuden notched his second on the penalty shot, but at 19:49 a critical goal was scored by the Islanders, with Riley Windsor was sitting for two-minutes for kneeing, Logan Furkalo scored a shorthanded marker; score was then tied at two, after two.

Matt Baird got the winner at 10:35 of the third period and then with Cam Stevenson pulled in favour of the extra attacker, Brandon McClintick put one in the empty net at 19:49.

The Cougars powerplay went 0/4, while the Islander were 0/2.

The Islanders are now six points up on the Saanich Braves in the South Division and 11 points back of the Cougars.

The Islanders next play Friday in Sidney against the Peninsula Panthers, then Saturday in the Comox Valley against the Glacier Kings. The Cougars will have a chance to redeem themselves Thursday when they host the Saanich Braves at Archie Browning Arena. The Braves bumped their horrendous slump last week. It remains to be seen if the 10-1-1-1 or the 3-8-1-2 Braves will show up. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 pm.

NORTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Storm 30 22 6 0 69
Buccaneers 27 16 9 0 51
Generals 31 10 19 0 34
Glacier Kings 29 3 24 0 12
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SOUTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Cougars 30 19 7 0 64
Islanders 31 16 11 0 53
Braves 28 13 10 0 47
Panthers 30 8 14 0 35
Wolves 28 8 15 0 31
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SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER GP G A PTS
B. Chacalias (VIC) 27 18 20 38
E. Easton (KPI) 30 15 23 38
M. Albinati (VIC) 23 18 17 35
T. Tiel (KPI) 28 15 19 34
J. Zary (NAN) 24 18 15 33
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GOALIE LEADERS
GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
B Wood (INACT) 6 5 1.34 .938
O Sikkes (VIC) 8 6 1.37 .955
E Samyn (CRS) 5 2 1.82 .909
A de Kok (CRS) 19 15 1.89 .935
J Little (CRS) 8 5 2.03 .916
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