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Oceanside Generals go 1-2 in weekly VIJHL play

Gens beat Peninsula on Teddy Bear Toss night
Oceanside Generals player Tyler Gyori scored the first goal that got the Teddy Bear Toss going at Oceanside Place on Dec. 2. (Michael Briones photo)

The Save-On Foods Oceanside Generals dropped two consecutive games but managed to salvage a victoria and stave off a winless week in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League play.

The Generals hosted the third-place team in the North Division, the Comox Valley Glacier Kings , at Oceanside Place (Nov. 29) and lost 7-1. It didn’t go well for them on the road when they dropped a 5-1 decision to the Saanich Predators on Dec. 1.

They were able to recover from the brief slump as they tamed the Peninsula Panthers 4-1 at home on Dec. 2, a night highlighted by their annual Teddy Bear Toss that was triggered by Tyler Gyori’s goal in the first period.

The Generals reeled off three unanswered goals to earn the victory and avoided a winless week. Other scorers in the game for the Generals were Jacob Thomas, Chase Hobenshield and Tyler Pauze. Gyori also had two helpers, as did Zaya Morro.

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Against the Glacier Kings, the Generals lost steam down the stretch, giving up four goals in a row before they were able to stop it with Christian Rapp scoring late in the second.

In the third, the Generals were not able to score again while Glacier Kings added two more to earn the win.

After a scoreless first period against Saanich Predators, the Generals grabned the lead early in the second, netted by Aidan Wuerfel. But it ended up to be the only goal for the Generals, as the Predators shut them out for the rest of the game while scoring five unanswered goals.

This week, the Generals will head to Lake Cowichan to face the Kraken on Dec. 8. They are back at home the next night to host the Victoria Cougars at Oceanside Place at 7 p.m.

Michael Briones

About the Author: Michael Briones

I rejoined the PQB News team in April 2017 from the Comox Valley Echo, having previously covered sports for The NEWS in 1997.
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