Generals looking for a weekend win

Hard working local team 22-2 on the season, facing league-leading Victoria Cougars

Generals goaltender Liam Giroux makes a save Friday night in Comox while teammates Liam Peel and Wyatt Myers look on.

Perhaps this is the weekend for a win.

The Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals dropped a pair of games against a North Division rival last weekend and face two of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s best clubs this week.

At home last Saturday night in front of a good crowd of more than 250, the Generals gave up a power play goal midway through the third period to the Comox Valley Glacier Kings, a marker that proved to be the winner in a 4-2 loss.

Logan Savard had tied the game for the Generals with his second goal of the season five minutes into the final frame. Wyatt Petryshen’s goal early in the second period had tied the game at a goal apiece. It was Petryshen’s third goal in just eight games with the Generals.

Qualicum Beach product Liam Giroux faced 35 shots in goal for the Generals and was named the game’s third star.

On Friday night in Comox, the Kings had a 6-1 lead on the Generals by the end of the second period and cruised to an 8-2 victory. Ryan White and Chase Gaudreault scored for the Generals, while starting goaltender Evgeuni Makarski was pulled from the net in the second period after allowing five goals on 17 shots, and was replaced by Giroux.

Duncan Pernell led the Kings’ offence Friday with three goals and an assist.

The Generals, with only two victories in 22 games this season, travel to Campbell River to play the Storm on Friday night (6:30 p.m. start at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena, all games broadcast on The Beach, 88.5 FM). The Storm have 12 wins in their first 21 games of the season.

On Saturday night at Oceanside Place (7:30 p.m. faceoff), the Generals host the league-leading Victoria Cougars, who have 14 wins in their first 19 games of the season.

— NEWS Staff

Just Posted

Island farmers concerned with Agricultural Land Reserve changes

Dozens voice concerns at special meeting in Nanoose Bay

Former TOSH director: ‘I will miss that challenge’

Corinne James looks back fondly on memories made at art centre

Parksville resort fire caused by flammable gas used to extract oil from cannabis

Investigators detail reasons for explosion and blaze that destroyed building

RDN adopts new bylaw to prevent backflow

Board wants to avoid legal liability

Former Parksville Generals player lands head coaching gig in Norway

New position is a dream come true for Henry Acres

VIDEO: Trans Mountain expansion project gets green light, again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon

MPs hear retired B.C. nurse’s petition to change compensation for fatal medical errors

Teri McGrath wants provinces to implement no-fault system for medical errors

Horgan says he’ll still defend B.C. coast after second Trans Mountain approval

Meanwhile, one B.C. First Nation has announced plans for a legal challenge

VIDEO: Firefighters stop blaze from spreading after BMW crashes at Saratoga Speedway

Victoria-based businessmen were ‘corner training’ on Father’s Day when incident took place

Demonstrators on either side of Trans Mountain debate clash in Vancouver

Crowd heard from member of Indigenous-led coalition that hopes to buy 51% of expansion project

Grieving B.C. mom hopes Facebook message leads to new investigation into son’s Surrey homicide

Criminal Justice Branch didn’t lay charges, concluding no substantial likelihood of murder or manslaughter conviction

Ginger Goodwin’s Cumberland cemetery grave desecrated

Just days before the Miners Memorial weekend, Ginger Goodwin’s grave has been… Continue reading

B.C.’s measles vaccination program gains traction in May

More than 15,000 doses of the MMR vaccine has been administered across the province

UPDATE: Two-year-old involved in Chilliwack pool drowning has died

Toddler was reported to not be breathing as air ambulance called out Thursday afternoon

Most Read