Generals out of the VIJHL playoffs

Despite two thrilling wins to stay alive in the playoffs, the Oceanside Generals' season has come to an end.

There will be no game seven Sunday for the Oceanside Generals, as the local Jr. B hockey squad saw its season come to a disappointing end down-Island on Friday in a 3-2 loss to the Peninsula Panthers.

The Generals, who lost the first three games of the VIJHL first round best of seven playoff series, looked to have righted the ship with back to back wins, and went into Friday’s game six fully expecting to bring the series home to Oceanside Place.

Peninsula opened the scoring just over five minutes into the game, and went up 2-0 with a power play marker at 11:51. Nathan Deyell (Taylor Gray, Dylan Haugen) scored with 89ght seconds left in the frame to cut it to 2-1 at the first intermission.

Another fast-paced game with lots of flow – there were only four penalties called on the night two on each team – the Panthers scored the only goal of the 2nd at 19:41 to go up 3-1, and Taylor Gray (Luciano Somerville) scored Oceanside’s last goal of the 2011/2012 season at 16:37.

Oceanside outshot Peninsula 30-29 on the night with Panthers’ starter Stephen Heslop winning the goaltenders duel and earning the game’s first star.

Check out Tuesday’s print edition of The News for the whole story.