The Cougars threw just about everything they had at Islanders net minder Charles-Oliver Lepage but couldn’t put one by the stingy Kerry Park goalie.
They hit a crossbar and a post in the first period but Lepage stayed perfect through the full 60 minutes for a shutout win for the surging Kerry Park Islanders. The Islanders who manhandled the Saanich Braves at home last Saturday with a 5-1 win came into the Arch tonight with high expectations and weren’t disappointed. Lepage turned aside all 55 shots that the Cougars put his way.
In the first period it was Cole Amado who scored on a perfect shot just inside the top left corner of the net to beat Cougars starter Cam Stevenson. The play was against the flow with the Cougars pressing. The puck was turned over and Amado was sent in by Tory McClintick and Riley Windsor to give the Islander a 1-0 lead after 1. In the second these three would connect again on a deflected shot from McClintick with Windsor and Amado assisting. Stevenson had no chance on that goal.
In the dying seconds with Stevenson pulled and Brandon McClintick in the penalty box it was Tanner Tiel from Logan Furkalo shorthanded to seal the deal for the Islanders.
The Cougars were buzzing all night outshooting the Islanders 55 to 36 but the Hockey Gods weren’t smiling on the Victoria team tonight.
Booker Chacalias had a lot of room and missed as did a few other Cougars throughout the game.
The Cougars play again this coming Wednesday the 14th at The Q Centre versus the Westshore Wolves and then on the 16th they are out at the Panorama Leisure Centre to take on the Peninsula Panthers. The next home game is November the 22nd against the Saanich Braves. Please bring a Toonie to donate to the Rainbow Kitchen to help feed those in need.
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