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The Westshore Wolves hosted the Saanich Braves Wednesday night at The Q Centre and defeated them by the score of 3-1.

The Wolves opened the scoring at 11:31 of the first period with the only goal of the opening frame from Parker Ellis. He was set up by Keegan Durrance and Kahlil Fontana.

They would go ahead by the score of 2-0 at 8:03 of the second period when Connor Eddy found the back of the net, with what would turn out to be the game-winning goal. Jarret Malloch and Tyler Stinchcombe assisted on the goal.

The Braves would get their only marker on the powerplay when Zach Guerra would score at 10:09 from Ryan Strange and Dale McCabe. Zach Whittaker was off for two minutes for roughing.

The 20-year-old Victoria native is playing his first season with the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. So far this season, he has scored 11 goals and set up 19 others in 35 games played.

Ellis would score his second of the game at 19:59, to pour a little salt in the wound.

The Braves play again on Friday when they host the South Division-leading Victoria Cougars at Pearkes Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 pm.

The Wolves will travel up to Campbell River to play the Storm on Friday; puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Friday night will see eight of the nine teams in the VIJHL playing with the Comox Valley Glacier Kings up against the Oceanside Generals in Parksville and the Nanaimo Buccaneers will visit the Peninsula Panthers.

NORTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Storm 43 31 9 0 98
Buccaneers 40 23 14 0 74
Generals 43 15 23 0 53
Glacier Kings 41 4 35 0 15
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SOUTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Cougars 42 25 10 0 88
Islanders 43 20 15 0 70
Braves 44 18 17 0 67
Wolves 43 15 20 0 56
Panthers 43 13 21 0 52
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SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER GP G A PTS
E. Easton (KPI) 42 23 34 57
B. Chacalias (VIC) 38 26 29 55
B. Walters (NAN) 39 16 34 50
M. Dyck (CRS) 39 21 28 49
M. Albinati (VIC) 32 24 24 48
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GOALIE LEADERS
GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
J Little (CRS) 13 8 1.91 .917
A de Kok (CRS) 28 22 1.97 .933
C Stevenson (VIC) 23 17 2.08 .925
B Wood (NAN) 12 8 2.25 .910
O Sikkes (VIC) 17 12 2.33 .927
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