The Quality Foods Oceanside Generals were blown away by a formidable Storm in their first match of the new Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season.
The Generals opened the regular season with an 11-3 loss to Campbell River at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena on Sept. 1.
The Storm, the silver medallists at the 2017 Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial championships, were in an unrelenting mood netting five goals in the first period while limiting the Generals to just four shots.
The Generals did play better in the second period, outshooting Campbell River 11-7, but it was not enough to tame the Storm who added two more markers to increase their lead 7-0. The Generals efforts were not completely for naught as Andrew Sutter scored at 12:09, assisted by Jared Winkel.
In the third, the Generals weren’t able to launch a comeback as the Storm netted a quick goal in the first 23 seconds of the period. A power-play opportunity awarded the Generals their second goal of the night, scored by Brandon Roberge at 5:37. The Storm continued to dominate and scored three more goals. The Generals salvaged one more goal, scored unassisted by Greyson Weme at 10:54.
The Generals will return to the ice tonight when they take on the Nanaimo Buccaneers at the Nanaimo Ice Centre at 7:15 p.m.