Michael Briones photo Oceanside Generals Elijah Goyer gets ready to pass the puck against Campbell River Storm.

Oceanside Generals calm Campbell River Storm

Gens lead VIJHL North Division with an 11-4 record

The Quality Foods Oceanside Generals played one of their best games this season, when they calmed the Campbell River Storm 2-0 in front of an appreciative crowd at Oceanside Place on Saturday night.

Playing one of the better clubs in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, the Generals had to be tough defensively and aggressive offensively, said head coach Dan Lemmon.

“Campbell River is a great opponent and I thought it was the most complete game we’ve played all season,” said Lemmon. “We’re starting to find what it takes to win in this league against the top teams. Today was a big win for us. It’s confidence booster as it is a good pay back for beating us in Campbell River earlier this year.”

It was a closely fought game between the number one and number two teams in the North Division, with the Generals ranked ahead with 11 wins and four losses and the Storm with a 7-6-1 record.

The first period saw both sides trade a few shots but neither one was able to score. In the second period, it was the Generals that broke the deadlock. Just after killing a penalty, the Generals got their offence going. Liam Moody found the back of the net on play initiated by Landon Dziadyk and Aleko Karamis. They never relinquished their slim lead and late in the third period, the Generals added another goal scored by Greyson Weme netted to secure the win.

This was the third consecutive shutout win for the Generals who had bounced back from two losses in a row against the league’s number one team, the Peninsula Panthers.

Generals goalie James Brendeland, who earned the top star of the game, turned away 18 shots to get creditted with the the shutout and for his eighth win of the season.

Prior to last Saturday night’s game, the Generals shut out the Comox Valley Glacier Kings 4-0. Scorers for the Generals in that game were Dawson Heathcote, Aiden Sutherland, Elijah Goyer and Justin Scott.

Ice Chips: To honour Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Generals had Abreast of Life Dragon Boat Team as their special guest. As well, they are donning the colour pink on their skate laces.

Oceanside’s next game will be on the road when they take on the Victoria Cougars on Thursday night at Archie Browning Arena in Victoria. Then the Generals host the Campbell River Storm again at Oceanside Place on Oct. 26.


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