On Tuesday the Cougars travelled to Mill Bay to take on a hungry Kerry Park Islanders team.
The Islanders had just lost both games of a home and home with the Westshore Wolves. At the
Allstar game last Sunday the Islanders Players had been telling Booker Chacalias that they
were going to have their way with the Cougars come Tuesday.
The Islanders Alex Engan put the home team ahead at 4:46 of the first and they kept the lead
for 3:18. At 8:18 Mateo Albinati tied it up and then a little over 5 minutes later Spencer Golden
gave the Cougars the lead. The Islanders would tie it up only to have the Cougars go ahead by
a goal once more. With the Cougars leading 4-3 and only 35 seconds remaining the Islanders
scored with their goalie Rett Rook pulled for the extra attacker. It was Tanner Tiel finding the
back of the net and sending the game into overtime.
Just a minute and 31 seconds into overtime it would be the aforementioned Booker Chacalias
who would seal the deal for the Cougars with assists going to (AP) Gerrit Lindhout and Golden.
Other scorers in the game for Kerry Park were Cole Amado and Evan Easton with assists going
to Matt Baird, Logan Furkalo, Daniel Paseschnikoff, and Isaac Leik.
Also scoring for the Cougars were Tyler Vanuden short handed and Albinati again, this time on
the power play. Cougar assists went to Foster Martin with 2, Cameron LeSergent, Marshall
Brown, Bryce Irwin and Kevan McBean.
Player of the game for KPI – Tanner Tiel Cougars – Booker Chacalias
Last night the Cougars hosted the Saanich Braves and after the first it looked like the Cougars
would sail to an easy victory going into the dressing room with a 3-0 lead on goals from Spencer
Golden, assists to Josh Martin and Bryce Irwin, Booker Chacalias, assisted by Matt Clark and
Tyler Vanuden and another short handed marker for Vanuden assisted by Chacalias. The
Braves had other ideas however and came out flying in the second period.
The only goal scored was to James Vince of the Braves at 2:25 with assists to Will Wright and
In the third the Cougars Bryce Irwin went five hole on Connor Cheyne who came into the game
at the beginning of the 2nd for starter Anderson Violette. Assisting were Nathan Ingram and
Golden. The Cougars restored a healthy 3 goal lead that stood up for a whole 8 seconds. With
a faceoff in the Cougars end Brendan McTavish got his first Jr B goal right after the faceoff
beating Cougars starter Owen Sikkes glove side. Sikkes got a piece of the puck but not
enough to keep it out of the net. Assists went to Reid Lindsay and Graeme Getty.
The Braves Ryan Strange then took over and not only brought the Braves to within one but also
tied the game. Both of his goals were assisted by Zach Guerra and Dayton Clarke. The game
seesawed back and forth with pressure at both ends but the time expired deadlocked 4-4.
Overtime for the second game in a row and the Cougars again scored early in the frame. At :48
Mateo Albinati would win the faceoff in the Islanders zone back to Kevan McBean at the point.
McBean took a shot on net that Albinati got his stick on and redirected past Cheyne for the
Players of the game: Saanich – Ryan Strange Victoria – Mateo Albinati
Next up is the Prospects Game this Sunday at Peakes in Saanich where Cougars Cameron
LeSergent, Matt Clark, Spencer Golden and Cam Stevenson will be playing with Suneil Karod
as Head Coach. Game time is 3:30pm.