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

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