The Quality Foods Oceanside Generals are back on the winning track.
The Generals beat the Port Alberni Bombers twice, 5-1 and 8-5, in a pair of weekend Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League games.
The wins followed a 4-2 loss against Lake Cowichan Kraken on Nov. 12, which ended an eight-game Oceanside winning streak.
The Bombers gave the Generals a good fight in both games. At the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Nov. 19, the Generals fired a total of 50 shots.
In the first two periods, they already peppered Bombers goalie Callum Tung with 35 shots but could only get the puck in the back of the net twice, one in the first by Carter Johnson and one in the second by Brett Arnett on a power play.
The Bombers were able to cut the lead to 2-1 when they scored a power-play goal of their own past the halfway mark.
In the final frame, the Generals finally broke Tung’s solid wall between the pipes and netted three markers to seal the game. Johnson scored two goals to end up with a hat trick and Evan Dyce adding a single.
The next night, it was the Generals’ turn to host the Bombers. The Generals were held scoreless in the first despite outshooting the Bombers 16-3. The Generals trailed 4-1 at one point before they turned things around in the second when they scored five goals to grab a 5-4 lead and extend it to 8-4 in the third before allowing the Bombers to score one more goal in the dying seconds.
The Generals outshot the Bombers 49-14 in the win.
Scorers for the Generals were Nolan Kehoe, Dyce, Brady Van Herk, Brendan Carlson, Nolan Wyatt, Greyson Weme, Trey Boylan and Brady O’Brien.
The Generals remain in the second place in the North Division standings with 15 wins, 6 losses and one overtime loss, behind division-leading Campbell River Storm (20-2-2).
This week, the Generals head to Victoria to take on the Peninsula Panthers at the Panorama Recreation Centre on Nov. 26.
Then the next night, they host the Nanaimo Buccaneers at Oceanside Place at 7 p.m. On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 28, the Generals face Campbell River Storm at Oceanside Place at 2 p.m.