Bantam win from behind

Landon Dziadyk nets game winner with eight minutes left

Oceanside forward Landon Dziadyk

Oceanside forward Landon Dziadyk

Oceanside’s Bantam rep Generals came from two goals down to beat the Comox Valley Chiefs 4-3 at Oceanside Place Saturday in Vancouver Island tiering-round action.

The hosts were trailing 3-1 midway through the second period when Isaac Larocque-Wall scored to bring the Generals to within one, and Landon Dziadyk scored his second of the game just over two minutes later to tie it up 3-3.

Landon struck again with 8:27 left in the third for the hat trick and game-winner off great assists from Aslan Lacouvee and Noah Seselja.

On Sunday the Bantam Reps made the trip down Island where they played Juan de Fuca to a 2-2 tie.

Eli Adamowski and Nolan Young tallied for Oceanside in that one.

That draw lifts the young Generals preseason record to 2-0-1 with two tiering round games remaining (Friday in Nanaimo, then back home Sunday). eague play starts the Oct. 26/27th weekend.

“I think the kids are starting to gel together and play as a team. They put a great effort out today and it paid off for them,” Oceanside head coach Mike Seselja said Saturday, adding goalie James Brendeland “had an absolutely stellar game, and was a big part of the win today.”

According to OMHA rep coordinator Kelly Williams there are about 50 kids playing rep hockey on four teams in Oceanside this season — one Peewee team, two Bantam Teams and a Midget team. OMHA also has another 17 young players suiting up with the Atom Selects which is considered a development team.