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The Saanich Braves hosted the Kerry Park Islanders Friday night and fired a whopping 50 shots at goaltender Charles-Oliver LePage, 23 during the third period, but ended up on the losing end of a 5-2 score.

The Braves got off to a fast start with Dale McCabe scoring from Gavin Grewal at 48 seconds. At 12:58 Tanner Tiel tied the score up with a marker from Evan Easton and Brandon McClintick. The teams skated to the dressing rooms with the score tied 1-1.

Kerry Park then scored three unanswered during the second period; Tiel completed the hat-trick by 17:57 on the powerplay, Logan Furkalo also scored at 1:11 of the second. At 5:37 Tiel had scored his second.

The teams went to the dressing rooms with the score 4-1 for the Islanders.

Saanich wanted the win and threw everything at Oliver LePage, but nothing doing. McCabe scored a powerplay goal at 18:09, but at 18:37 Josh Parkin scored a shorthanded marker to add insult to injury.

Oliver LePage earned the win stopping 48 of 50 shots, while Anderson Violette took the loss in net for the Braves with a 26-save performance.

Saanich will need to work on its powerplay, as they went 1/8 with the man advantage. Kerry Park scored once on their three opportunities.

The Braves now get some practice time as they don’t play again until Friday, Dec. 7 when they host the Westshore Wolves at Pearkes Arena.

Elsewhere in the VIJHL, the Cougars continued their winning ways with a 7-3 victory over the Peninsula Panthers in Sidney, while the Campbell River Storm did the same taking out the Oceanside Generals 6-2 at home at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena.

Booker Chacalias picked up four points in the win with a 2-goal and 2-assist performance. The game-winner was scored by Bryce Irwin at 7:42 of the second period on one of the nine powerplays that the Cougars had. They scored two with the man advantage, while Peninsula were handcuffed for the doughnut on seven chances.

It was a rough game with five 10-minute misconducts penalties assessed in the first period and another five assessed during the second period, mostly for roughing and fighting.

NORTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Storm 27 20 6 0 61
Buccaneers 24 14 9 0 44
Generals 27 7 19 0 23
Glacier Kings 25 3 20 0 12
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SOUTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Cougars 27 19 6 0 61
Islanders 27 15 10 0 48
Braves 26 13 9 0 45
Panthers 27 7 12 0 32
Wolves 24 6 13 0 25
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SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER GP G A PTS
E. Easton (KPI) 26 15 23 38
B. Chacalias (VIC) 24 17 19 36
M. Albinati (VIC) 23 18 17 35
T. Tiel (KPI) 27 14 19 33
J. Lingard (PEN) 26 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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