The Oceanside Generals — playing in borrowed B.C. Hockey jerseys — score during their 5-2 wild-card win Monday night in Sidney against the Peninsula Panthers.

Generals win wild-card game to make the playoffs

Goaltender David Anderson spectacular in 5-2 win Monday night in Sidney; Gens now face Storm in first round of playoffs starting Wednesday

The Oceanside Generals are in the playoffs.

David Anderson made 56 saves, including 25 in the third period alone, to backstop the Generals to a 5-2 victory over the Peninsula Panthers in Sidney on Monday night in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s wild card game.

The Generals won seven of their 48 regular season games and allowed 140 goals more than they scored this season. That doesn’t matter now though, as the VIJHL format allows for the last place teams in each division to play one game to determine the eighth and final playoff participant.

On Monday night in Sidney in front of a crowd of 242 spectators, 20-year-old veteran Travis Flug scored twice to lead the Gens, including an empty-netter in the third, the only goal of a period where the Generals were outshot 25-4. The Gens had to wear B.C. Hockey camp jerseys after seemingly forgetting their jerseys back in Parksville.

The Generals led 2-1 after the first period on goals by Flug and Keagan Fedorko. They were up 4-2 after two when Logan Savard and Chase Gaudreault scored in that frame. The Gens went two for four on the power play and held the Panthers scoreless on their five man-advantage chances.

The Generals will now face the North Division’s first-place Campbell River Storm in the first round of the playoffs. The Storm managed 39 wins and 83 points in the regular season to the Gens’ seven wins and 17 points.

The best-of-seven series starts Wednesday night in Campbell River (7:30 p.m. puck drop). See Thursday’s edition of The NEWS for more about the wild-card game and the upcoming series against the Storm, including the schedule for games at Oceanside Place.

Just Posted

Ballenas students question Parksville council on city issues

Students grilled council on homelessness, snow removal and the need for more activities for youth

Ballenas students launch fundraiser for U.S. travel to promote science experiment

Students’ experiment headed for International Space Station

Search is on for parties to build $10.7M Bowser sewage project

Further investigation of land disposal option rejected by RDN board

Parksville council won’t ban single-use plastic bags

Politicians vote 6-1 against proposed bylaw

RDN dealing with high interest in backyard cannabis production

New policy proposed to address challenges with Health Canada licences

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Vehicle smashes through front of furniture store in Nanaimo

No injuries reported in Friday incident

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

One dead, two seriously injured in Hwy 4 crash west of Port Alberni

A man has died following a single-vehicle collision west of Port Alberni… Continue reading

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Most Read