Max Creighton scored the lone goal in the Oceanside Generals’ 2-1 overtime loss in Kerry Park Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The Generals will return home Saturday, Jan. 27, to host the Westshore Wolves at 7 p.m. at Oceanside Place. — J.R. Rardon photo

Gens fall 2-1 in overtime

Junior hockey club hosts Westshore Saturday

The Quality Foods Oceanside Generals return to home ice this Saturday for their final game of January and their final contest against rivals from the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s south division.

The Generals (16-19-1-4) will face the Westshore Wolves at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Oceanside Place.

Oceanside is coming off a 2-1 overtime loss Sunday to the Kerry Park Islanders in Victoria. The Gens will travel Friday, Jan. 26, to face the Campbell River Storm in a 7:30 p.m. game at Rod Brind’Amour Arena.

At Kerry Park, the Generals lost despite outshooting the Islanders 41-23. The back-breaker came in the third period, in which the Gens outshot Kerry Park 23-5 but came up scoreless while giving up the tying goal with 6:20 left in regulation.

The Islanders (18-18-0-5) ended the game on Keenan Eddy’s goal 1:06 into the extra period, on the only power-play goal of the game.

Max Creighton’s unassisted goal at 5:31 of the opening period staked Oceanside to the early lead, but the squad was unable to build on the advantage and went 0-for-7 with the man advantage. Jacob Sweet took the loss while making 21 saves.

The Generals will wrap up regular-season play with six games in February, three of them at home, all against north division opponents Campbell River, Nanaimo and Comox Valley.

— NEWS staff

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach society goes to bat for insect eaters

Two bat houses built to monitor population in Heritage Forest

Parksville reopens portion of wetland

City undertakes review, remediation of liability concerns

Is Steve Nash Vancouver Island’s best athlete of all-time?

As Captain Canada gets ready to enter basketball’s Hall of Fame it’s time to debate his legacy

Who is Vancouver Island’s greatest athlete ever?

We want to know, you get to choose in a 64-athlete tournament bracket

Vehicle knocks out Parksville power pole

Traffic single lane heading southbound

VIDEO: Canadian Forces help flood-ravaged Grand Forks residents heal

Sgt. Bradley Lowes says the military is used to dealing with traumatic times

Friends and family playing huge role in search for Vancouver Island man

Volunteers from the public join forces with SAR crews

Chilliwack Chiefs make history with first RBC Cup win

In front of a huge and noisy crowd, the Chiefs claimed their first-ever national junior A title.

Central Vancouver Island man dies in single-vehicle collision

Pickup truck with three occupants went off the road near Port Alberni

UPDATED: Majority of flood evacuees in Kootenay-Boundary allowed to return home

Officials hope to have all 3,000 people back in their homes by Monday night

B.C. Lions bring back 6-time all-star offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye

He was acquired by the Montreal Alouettes last year.

Whitecaps rally for 2-2 draw with FC Dallas

Vancouver climbed out of a two-nil hole to tie FC Dallas 2-2

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

Chilliwack Chiefs moving on to RBC Cup final after thrilling win over Ottawa

Kaden Pickering scored the winning goal in the 3rd period as Chilliwack won their semi-final 3-2.

Most Read