The Islanders have had the Cougars number for most of the year compared to lots of other teams. The last two matchups have seen the Islanders come back from 3-1 and 4-1 to force overtime.
Those games felt more technical, skilled based games. Last night was far more of a battle, a fight. While there was no actual ‘fights’ there was lots of hits, plenty of chippy play, and more than enough extra-curriculars after the play to fill several games. A total 138 minutes in penalties was just the start. Countless hits, several of the bone crunching variety from both sides, and lots of words exchanged paint a brutal picture of a possible first round matchup come March.
Reid Fitzpatrick opened the scoring for the Islanders but Kerry Park couldn’t do it again. 5 unanswered goals from the Cougars, including 2 from Jacob Pang, and the 1st goal for Ashton Underhill as a Cougar, had Victoria walking away with a big win. The Islanders battled hard, and it makes us excited for playoffs. Check some highlights below.
Next up for the Cougars is Peninsula at home on Sunday.
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