The Oceanside Generals stopped the Campbell River Storm at Oceanside place. (Oceanside Generals photo)

The Oceanside Generals stopped the Campbell River Storm at Oceanside place. (Oceanside Generals photo)

Oceanside Generals avoid being swept by Storm in VIJHL double dip

Gens beats Campbell River side for first time this season

A solid defensive game helped the Quality Foods Oceanside Generals salvage a 3-1 win against the Campbell River Storm at home Nov. 7 to avoid being swept in their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey weekend series.

The Storm went on to thump the Generals 7-1 at Rob BrindAmour Arena on Nov. 6 after scoring six goals in a row in the first two periods. The Generals avoided the shutout when Dawson Heathcote found the back of the net early in the third.

READ MORE: Matt Pettinger — from the NHL to Real Estate

The next day, the Generals had their defence clicking but still gave up a goal in the first period to trail 1-0. But in the second, the Generals scored back-to-back goals less than a minute apart. Jacob Murray scored on a power play to tie it up and then just over 30 seconds later Heathcote netted the go-ahead goal.

The Storm pulled the goalie in the last minute but the plan backfired when Aiden Sutherland scored an empty-net goal to seal the game for the Generals. It was their first win against the Storm this season.

Goalie Austin Dendl had an outstanding game as he turned away 32 shots to earn the second star of the night.

The Generals remain in second place in the North Division standings with seven wins and four losses.

This week, they Generals take on the Comox Valley Glacier Kings with the first game taking place in the Comox Valley Sports Centre on Nov. 13 and the second game to be played at Oceanside Arena Nov. 14.

Meanwhile, the VIJHL has just launched a new app that features real-time scoring data direct from each arena. You can now follow every game with complete scores, game summary and up-to-the-minute player stats. You can also watch HockeyTV from within the app which is available for both iPhone and Android devices.

— NEWS Staff

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

hockeyVIJHL

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

(PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach voters head back to the polls on May 15

Byelection will be held to replace former councillor (now MLA) Adam Walker

Ecko Aleck, recipient of $5,000 award for Indigenous entrepreneurs presented by Young Entrepreneurs Symposium. (photo courtesy of Adam Ziorio Photography)
Qualicum Beach woman one of 20 winners in nationwide challenge for Indigenous entrepreneurs

Ecko Aleck plans to create youth council with paid consultation

The Town of Qualicum Beach East Village Revitalization project has received a grant from the B.C. government. (Town of Qualicum Beach illustration )
Parksville Qualicum Beach projects receive more than $1M in provincial funds

Chamber of Commerce plans to establish micro-fullfilment centre to aid area businesses

(PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach offers to establish temporary cold-weather shelter

Move would provide aid to a maximum of 15 individuals

(PQB News file photo)
Parksville city council approves spending $235,000 for ERWS water treatment plant

$87K expected as reimbursement via ERWS Joint Ventures Agreement

Dr. Bonnie Henry talk about the next steps in B.C.'s COVID-19 Immunization Plan during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, January 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
456 new COVID-19 cases in B.C., 2 deaths

Since January 2020, 78,278 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in B.C.

“Support your city” reads a piece of graffiti outside the Ministry of Finance office. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Slew of anti-bylaw graffiti ‘unacceptable’ says Victoria mayor, police

Downtown businesses, bylaw office and Ministry of Finance vandalized Wednesday morning

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Vaccinating essential workers before seniors in B.C. could save lives: experts

A new study says the switch could also save up to $230 million in provincial health-care costs

The late Michael Gregory, 57, is accused of sexually exploiting six junior high students between 1999 and 2005. (Pixabay)
Former Alberta teacher accused of sexually assaulting students found dead in B.C.

Mounties say Michael Gregory’s death has been deemed ‘non-suspicious’

According to a new poll, a majority of Canadians want to see illicit drugs decriminalized. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Majority of Canadians think it’s high time to decriminalize illicit drugs: poll

More than two-times the B.C. residents know someone who died from an overdose compared to rest of Canada

Photograph By @KAYLAXANDERSON
VIDEO: Lynx grabs lunch in Kamloops

A lynx surprises a group of ducks and picks one off for lunch

(Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. residents can reserve provincial camp sites starting March 8

B.C. residents get priority access to camping reservations in province

Two women were arrested in Nanaimo for refusing to wear masks and causing disturbance on a BC Ferries vessel. (File photo)
B.C. ferry passengers arrested and fined for disturbance, refusing to wear masks

Police said woman threatened their pensions in Feb. 21 incident aboard Nanaimo-bound boat

Most Read