Oceanside Generals forward and captain Carter Johnson scored twice against the Victoria Cougars. (PQB News file photo)

Oceanside Generals forward and captain Carter Johnson scored twice against the Victoria Cougars. (PQB News file photo)

Oceanside Generals nipped 3-2 by Victorial Cougars in VIJHL action

Johnson scores two goals for the Gens

The Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals are 2-5 on road games so far this Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season.

In their recent trips to the southern part of Vancouver Island, the Generals have had very little success. losing some close games.

Their latest heartbreak was against the host Victoria Cougars, falling 3-2 on Thursday, Sept. 29.

The Generals dominated the game offensively, outshooting the Cougars 36-12. In the first period, the Generals launched 15 shots against the Cougars but were not able to keep the pressure on as they spent much time killing penalties. They were able to grab a 1-0 lead on Carter Johnson’s marker late in the frame.

The Cougars bounced back in the second with two goals and shut out the Generals strong offence to enter the third period with a slim 2-1 lead. Johnson found the back of the net again to tie things up at 2-2 but the Generals lost control less than a minute later when Cougars scored what ended up to be the winning goal.

READ MORE: Oceanside Generals fall twice in overtime during VIJHL road action

The Generals remain in second place in the North Division standings with four wins, two losses, one overtime loss and one shootout loss.

CHIP INS: Johnson, who as the VIJHL’s top forward last season, was named the player of the game against the Cougars. He has six goals and six assists in six games so far this season …. the Generals are back on the road again heading to Port Alberni this Wednesday, Oct. 5, to take on the Bombers at 7 p.m. …. They’re finally back home on Friday at Oceanside Place to face the Kerry Park Islanders at 7:15 p.m. and the next night, they host Campbell River Storm at 7 p.m.

Michael.Briones@pqbnews.com

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