Hungry Generals go hunting for Wolves

Desperate for a victory, the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals have only one chance to do that this weekend.

Desperate for a victory, the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals have only one chance to do that this weekend in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.

The Generals, with only two victories in their first 24 games of the season, play host to the Westshore Wolves on Saturday night at Oceanside Place (7:30 p.m. face-off). The Wolves are third in the league’s South Division with eight wins in 24 games.

The Generals are led on offence by their captain, 19-year-old Parksville product Travis Flug, who has seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points.

Neither of the Generals’ goaltenders have stellar numbers. Qualicum Beach 17-year-old Liam Giroux sports a 4.77 goals against average and an .894 save percentage, while 18-year-old Evgeuni Makarski has a 4.02 GAA and an .883 save percentage.

The Wolves are led on offence by 18-year-old Brett Lervold of Langford, who has 12 goals and 21 assists for 33 points this season.

The Wolves’ goaltenders have also struggled statistically this year. Matt Chester, a 20 year-old from Saanich who sports a 4.25 GAA and .896 save percentage, has had the most work in the nets for the Wolves this season, picking up six of the team’s eight wins.

After the game Saturday, the Generals have only two more home games before the Christmas break — Dec. 7 against Nanaimo and Dec. 14 against Campbell River.