Generals trade and look for second win in a row

The Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals are looking for a second straight win as they head to Comox for the first of a home-and-home series

Jordan Bautista and the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals are searching for their second straight win this Friday against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings. They square off again Saturday night at Oceanside Place (7:30 p.m.).

The Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals are looking for a second straight win as they head to Comox for the first of a home-and-home series with the Glacier Kings.

Friday night (7 p.m.) the Gens are in Comox looking for their first win against them this season, looking to break their four game losing streak against Comox and add to their win last weekend against Nanaimo.

“It’s fun to win and it’s fun to be behind the bench to see these kids succeed,” head coach Chuck Kessler said.

“They’ve been working hard and seeing them get that win last week was rewarding. They are putting all that effort in and to get the win is huge. It’s a morale booster, getting a victory with all the hard work instead of coming out with a loss.”

The Gens made a pair of moves last week trading Cam Nickerson with defenseman Tanner Browne from the Kerry Park Islanders. It’s the trade of a goal scoring defenseman for a goal scorer in Nickerson.

Nickerson, a 17-year-old from Duncan, has 13 points (eight goals, five assists) on the season and will give them a much needed boost up front.

“Nickerson really helps solidify our team up the middle,” Kessler said.

“He’s a player that’s shown he can put the puck in the net and that’s what we need, guys who can put the puck in the net up front.”

“Our centres allow us to split the ice in different ways and make it easier for the defense. Playing that center spot is tough but he’s going to add a lot to our team.”

The Generals also picked up another forward, 18-year-old Harrison Davies, from Calgary who has played one game for them, while Nickerson has suited up for two.

Saturday night the Glacier Kings and Gens will battle at Oceanside Place with a 7:30 p.m. puck drop.

The Generals will be looking for a quick start again, like last weekend against the Buccaneers, to earn their first back to back wins.

“We’ll enjoy ourselves this week, we’ve been working hard on the little things and it’s showing,” Kessler said.

“We’ve been putting a lot of bricks in the wall and building ourselves up as a team. We’ll be re-visiting what made us have success this past weekend and have some more work on our conditioning.”

“Our puck possession has been great the last few games too and we’re hoping to work and improve on that.”

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