Oceanside’s Peewee Rep Generals were on the warpath this weekend winning back-to-back league games on home ice, handily.
In action and skating hard at Howie Meeker Arena, the young Generals blasted the Victoria Ice Hawks 8-3 on Saturday, then returned to the scene Sunday for a hard-fought 5-2 win over the Peninsula Eagles.
Christian Stokes led the charge against Victoria with a hat trick. Thomas Little, Bailey Kaario, Connor Freeman, Landon Dziadyk and Owen MacDonald all chipped in with singles. Dziadyk, Little, MacDonald and Teddy Vukovic provided the offence against the Eagles.
Blayre Paddock was in net for game one, and James Brendeland backstopped the Generals in game two.
“Both played stellar; they were on top of their games,” Oceanside head coach Darren Freeman offered up Sunday night, confirming “it was a great weekend.”
“They’re playing phenomenal — they’re one of the top teams in the league right now,” he said of his squad, explaining, “they’ve bought into the team concept — they’re totally embracing the systems we’ve put in place and they’re being rewarded for their hard work. It’s spectacular.”
The Peewee Gens have been on a roll since carving out a bronze medal at a Christmas tournament.
“That was the turning point of the season for our team. No question,” said their coach, pointing out counting the tourney the Peewee Generals are 7-1-1 in their last nine games.
The two wins puts them three games above .500 “we had a slow start,” and sitting third in their seven-team Vancouver Island Tier 2 league with the playoffs fast approaching.
The Peewee Generals are home Saturday at high noon for their final regular season home game against the Bulldogs from Port Alberni. The playoff schedule has not been released yet.