The eight-game win streak for the Quality Foods Oceanside Generals is over.
Despite firing 71 shots at the Lake Cowichan Kraken in their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey league clash on Friday night, the Generals ended up losing 4-2.
The Generals fired 71 shots against the Kraken but could only muster two goals against the stellar play of Lake Cowichan goalie Jake Hebert, who made 69 saves to earn his first win of the season.
It was the host team that took the initial lead but the Generals tied it up past the midway mark. They lost the lead again to trail 2-1 at the end of the opening frame. The Kraken extended their lead to 3-1 when they scored on a power play early in the second. The Generals got a goal back to trail 3-2 but they never scored again. The Kraken sealed the game with an empty-net goal in the third.
Scorers for the Generals were Greyson Weme and Evan Dyce. Goalie Ashton Sadauskas took the loss between the pipes, facing 17 shots.
The Generals remain in second place behind leaders Campbell River Storm in the North Division with 13 wins, six losses and one overtime loss.
This week Generals will next play back-to-back games against the Port Alberni Bombers. They head to Port Alberni on Nov. 19 for 7 p.m. clash at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. Then the next day, they host the Bombers at Oceanside Place at 7 p.m.
NOTES: The Generals added another d-man, Brady Van Herk, who played against the Kraken on Friday. The Nanaimo player was formerly with the Everett Silvertips in the WHL. Two former Generals players, Will Norman and goaltender James Brendeland, each recorded a first in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League when they helped Vancouver Island University Mariners beat the University of Victoria Vikes 11-3 on Nov. 12. Norman scored his first goal of the season while Brendeland made 32 saves on 35 shots he faced to earn his first win.