The Cougars league best winning streak, and BC best winning percentage on the line in Kerry Park. The Struggling Islanders are showing signs of breaking out of their slump to start the season. Only 3 wins in 14 games thus far they are hungry for 2 points against a Cougars team that they have no love for. In two games already the Cougars have won both, and out scored the Islanders 10-3.
The Cougars jumped out on to the Islanders fast. Only 51 second into the game Cam LeSergent buried the puck after Zach Guerra took as shot right off the face off. Then with Matt Baird in the box the Cougars power play went to work. Spencer Golden along side the net was able to lift the puck over Spencer Deakin’s pad and the Cougars led 2-0 before the half way point of the 1st. Then with 5 minutes left in the period Amado took a charging penalty and Marshall Brown made him pay. The Cougars went into the break up 3-0 and 2 for 2 on the power play. Shots were 19-7 after 1.
The Islanders shifted the momentum heavily in the second period. Within 22 seconds of each-other Parker Bergstrom and Riley Windsor made it 3-2. Although the Cougars continued to pressure the offensive zone garnering a majority of shots on goal. The Islanders took two more penalties in the 2nd, but the Cougars couldn’t capitalize. Kerry Park spent most of the period in their own end, but Victoria couldn’t do anything about it, and Kerry Park managed to score the only goals. The Islanders were flying heading into the 2nd break.
The Islanders came out flying! Only 1 minute into the period Alex Villa tied the game after a broken down Cougars defence failed to clear the puck from the crease. The Cougars offence was too powerful though. Trey Anderson and Bryce Irwin went back-to-back to make it 5-3 late in the 3rd. Then with 2:19 left in the game Colten Witter took a penalty. Kerry Park calls their Time Out. Face off in the Cougars zone, Islanders net empty, 6 on 4. The Cougars held off the attack and the Cougars have now won 11 in a row.
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