© Copyright – 2018 – Victoria Sports News

The Westshore Wolves (16-19-1-1) and the Kerry Park Islanders (17-18-0-2) faced off at The Q Centre on Wednesday for the only Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game on the slate.

The teams are neck-and-neck in the tight South Division standings, so much so, that the Islanders leapfrogged the Wolves with a 2-1 win. The Wolves will hope to make use of the two games in-hand that they have over the Islanders as they begin the final stretch of their 48-game regular season – it is likely to go down to the wire.

In a low-shooting first period with just 16 shots taken in total, there was no scoring. There were three penalties handed out, two to the Wolves.

The teams traded goals during the second period with Brandon Tutte of the Wolves opening the scoring at 6:19 on the powerplay. Cameron Coutre and Tomba Huddlestan assisted. Ty Smith was serving two-minutes for high sticking at the time, which was assessed at 5:44.

At the tail end of the period – 19:24 to be precise – Tanner Teal buried the puck to tie the game up and to send the teams to their respective dressing rooms to hash out the win during the third period. Parker Ellis and Cordell Boyko assisted.

Another 16-shot period led to a single goal, the game-winner at 12:39 by Kayden Peck. Keenan Eddy and Joe Lamoureux assisted on the play.

Chase Anderson stopped 28 of 29 shots for the win for the Islanders, while Luke Sheldrake stopped 22 of 24.

The Islanders powerplay went 0/5, while the Wolves went 1/7.

The two teams face off again in Kerry Park on Saturday; puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Click here to see the full schedule this week>>

 

 

NORTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Buccaneers 37 29 7 0 59
Storm 36 27 6 3 57
Generals 37 15 18 1 34
Glacier Kings 37 4 32 0 9
VIEW FULL STANDINGS »
SOUTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Cougars 37 20 15 1 42
Braves 37 19 14 2 42
Islanders 39 17 18 0 38
Wolves 37 16 19 1 34
Panthers 37 16 20 0 33
VIEW FULL STANDINGS »

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.