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Six different players scored, two of them twice, as the Westshore Wolves (18-20-1-1) defeated the Oceanside Generals (16-21-1-4) at The Q Centre on Saturday.
The Generals were just the tonic that the last-place team needed in a division so competitive, that they occupied first place merely weeks ago. They secured an 8-1 victory with all lines rolling.
Leading the way for the Wolves were Cameron Kinsmen with three assists and Tomba Huddlestan with one goal and two assists. Keiran Cardinal scored a pair as did Nicholas Polomark.
Cardinal opened the scoring at 8:08 of the first period. Brandon Tutte added to the lead with a powerplay marker at 13:53. The Generals got a powerplay marker back two minutes later when Kyle Boshier scored at 15:57. The first period ended 2-1 for the Wolves, who, we would find out were hungrier for more.
Four different scorers netted even-strength markers during the second period, to put the game out of reach. The second ended 6-1 for the Wolves.
The second period was marred by an emotional melee, where a couple of fights took place at 14:47 which included the rarely-called Harassment of an Official, which netted Generals’ player Brodie Smith a Game Misconduct penalty.
To a degree, perhaps this is the emotional spark that the Generals need as they sit second-to-last in the North Division and are now five games under .500.
Tutte’s first period marker proved to be the winner in the end, but the Wolves added two more for good measure when Polomark and Cardinal scored one each during the third period.
The Wolves outshot the Generals 34-30. Jordan Spandli got the win for the Wolves, while Spencer Deakin played the full game for the Generals, stopping 26 of 34.
The powerplays were inept with the Wolves going 1/12 and the Generals went 1/8.
Wednesday, two exciting games will be taking place as the second-place Campbell River Storm will be visiting the South Division-leading Saanich Braves at Pearkes Arena and the Westshore Wolves will be playing at Archie Browning Arena against the Victoria Cougars.
Puck drop for both games is 7:30 pm.