Generals hope to benefit from a lot of change

An early goal deflated the tires of the Save–On–Foods Oceanside Generals as they dropped a 6–2 decision to the Saanich Braves.

Goaltender David Anderson and the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals played a home and home series against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings last Friday and Saturday night (score not available at press time). Check Thursday's edition of the PQB News for results.

Goaltender David Anderson and the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals played a home and home series against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings last Friday and Saturday night (score not available at press time). Check Thursday's edition of the PQB News for results.

An early goal deflated the tires of the Save–On–Foods Oceanside Generals as they dropped a 6–2 decision to the Saanich Braves, as the Generals record falls to two wins and nine losses.

The Generals gave up a goal to the Braves 36 seconds in. Sebastian Powsey notched his first goal of the season at the 5:26 mark to tie things up but Saanich replied with a goal of their own just 14 seconds later and it was an uphill climb from there.

Chase Gaudreault, returning from a call up to the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs, scored the second goal for the Gens, his second on the season.

“It’s tough, as a team, to give up an early one on the road,” forward and alternate captain Jonah Pearson said. “It’s even more frustrating to tie it up only to have them get another one right after. We just need to calm down and tighten up in our own end, it comes with structure and systems and we really need to work on that.”

The Generals had two new faces in the lineup, AP Jake McKenzie and Keagan Fedorko from Burnaby, to go along with Joshua Carless–Jones, who up to this point in the season had played defense but was on a forward line that night.

Qualicum Beach’s Ben Mohl was also moved from the roster and has now been carded, as an AP.

Parksville’s Jarrett Weme is also no longer part of the team. With all the changes in the lineup, the loss to Saanich just adds more frustration.

“This week has been really stressful for the team, for sure,” Pearson said. “I think there’s a feeling of safety on this team and it’s showing in the way we practise, which affects the way we play,” he said.

“We need guys to be desperate to improve and get more minutes. It should be on us, as a team and as players, to do what we can to start practising and playing better.”

Trying to bounce back from two straight losses, the Generals were headed to Comox to take on the Glacier Kings Friday night (after the long weekend press deadline). Saturday night the two teams were back at Oceanside Place.

“We need to be able to outwork Comox and stay out of the box,” Pearson said. “All four lines have to go hard for 60 minutes. Our record isn’t good enough and we know that. I don’t think our record is an indicator of how good this team is and with the right systems and work ethic, I think we can hang with any team in the league. These are four big points for us and we need to be hungry and want to win these games.”

Just Posted

Terry Mazzei next to a truck after it was struck by lightning, with him inside, on Wednesday afternoon, June 9. He walked away from the incident without injury and the truck sustained only mild damage; a blown front tire and newly broken gas gauge. (Wendy Mazzei photo)
Nanoose Bay man walks away unscathed after lightning strike

‘We like to think that his dad was watching over him’

This young fledgling white raven was spotted in the Coombs area on May 16. (Mike Yip photo)
Expert says 2 sets of parents producing rare white ravens in mid-Island area

One of the iconic birds is currently recovering at wildlife centre after being rescued

New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of May 30-June 5. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)
COVID-19 cases drop again almost everywhere on Vancouver Island

Nanaimo had four new cases last week, down from 22 the week before

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. Offices will re-open to the general public on June 21. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville’s city hall offices to open again on June 21

Offices will resume pre-COVID hours of operation

t
How to tell if a call from ‘CRA’ is legitimate or a scam

Expert says it’s important to verify you really are dealing with the CRA before you give out any info

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets campers while visiting McDougall, Ont. on Thursday, July 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
71% of B.C. men say they’d prefer to go camping with Trudeau: survey

Most British Columbians with plans to go camping outdoors say they’d prefer to go with Trudeau or Shania Twain

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo man, already in jail, found guilty of sexual abuse of sons

Man previously sentenced for sexual interference involving girl in Nanaimo

Members of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Marine Mammal Response Program rescued an adult humpback what that was entangled in commercial fishing gear in the waters off of Entrance Island on Thursday, June 10. (Photo courtesy Marine Mammal Response Program)
Rescuers free humpback ‘anchored’ down by prawn traps off Vancouver Island

Department of Fisheries and Oceans responders spend hours untangling whale

British Columbia-Yukon Community News Association’s 2021 Ma Murray Awards were handed out during a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 10. (Screen grab)
Black Press Media winners take gold at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Publications received nods in dozens of categories

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of June 13 to 19

Flag Day, Garbage Man Day, International Panic Day all coming up this week

Chilliwack cocaine trafficker Clayton Eheler seen with a tiger somewhere in Asia in 2014. Eheler was sentenced to nine years jail in 2018, but was released on bail in October 2020 pending his appeal of conviction.(Facebook)
Director of civil forfeiture seeks $140,000 from Fraser Valley drug dealer’s father-in-law

Clayton Eheler’s father-in-law Ray Morrissey caught with money in Fort St. John by B.C.’s gang unit

A Comox Valley shellfish operator pleaded guilty and was fined $10,000 in provincial court in Courtenay earlier this year. Record file photo
B.C. clam harvester fined $10,000 for Fisheries Act violations

Charges against three others were stayed in Courtenay Provincial Court

Frank Phillips receives a visit from his wife Rena at Nanaimo Seniors Village on their 61st wedding anniversary, March 31, 2020. Social visits have been allowed since COVID-19 vaccination has been offered in all care homes. (Nanaimo News Bulletin)
B.C. prepares mandatory vaccination for senior care homes

180 more cases of COVID-19 in B.C. Friday, one more death

Most Read