Generals head into pre-season action

The Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals kick off their 25th season tomorrow (Friday) with a pre-season game against the Nanaimo Buccaneers

Jonah Pearson

The Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals kick off their 25th anniversary season tomorrow (Friday) with a pre-season game against the Nanaimo Buccaneers in Nanaimo.

After last weekend’s training camp, the Generals have narrowed their roster down and have the team in place for the start of their pre-season games.

In total, the Generals will play five exhibition games before the season kicks off on September 11 against the defending Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League  (VIJHL) and Cyclone Taylor Cup champions, the Campbell River Storm.

“We had a good camp,” defenseman Chandler Bruyckere said.

“We’re going to be a skilled, tough team. Coach Knight brings out that hard work aspect of the game and told us we’re going to be that team that nobody wants to play against because we’ll be in good shape and tough to get past.”

“I’ve got a great feeling about this season, it’s going to be good,” Bruyckere said.

The Generals play their first home exhibition game next week on Wednesday night (August 26), when they host the Nanaimo Buccaneers.

Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. at Oceanside Place in Parksville.

Just Posted

Wires left dangling after van crashes into hydro pole in Dashwood

Road closed while BC Hydro crews dealt with situation

Parksville powerlifter qualifies for world championships

Buhler sets personal bests in both raw and equipped lifting events

Police go on hunt for distracted drivers in Parksville Qualicum Beach

One motorist ticketed for not wearing a seatbelt and using a cellphone while driving

Motorists attempted CPR on victim in fatal Highway 4 crash west of Whiskey Creek

Witnesses say three vehicles involved in collision; man in 70s confirmed dead

More units added to Parksville’s Corfield site

Supportive housing project progressing rapidly

Stolen Bentley spotted going wrong way down highway found in Summerland

The car has been recorded going the wrong way on the Coquihalla, found two days later

Fire crews battle large blaze at Courtenay hostel

Courtenay Fire Chief Don Bardonnex said nobody was injured

Illegal cannabis club in Port Alberni ticketed again

RCMP seize cannabis, issue fine for second time in five months

Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash on old Island Highway

Accident happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Most Read