Oceanside Generals forward Chase Heslop gets shoved to the ice in front of the Nanaimo Buccaneers net during VIJHL action on Jan. 22. (Michael Briones photo)

Oceanside Generals forward Chase Heslop gets shoved to the ice in front of the Nanaimo Buccaneers net during VIJHL action on Jan. 22. (Michael Briones photo)

Red-hot Oceanside Generals extend VIJHL win streak to 4 games

Oceanside downs Bucs 8-1, Kraken 5-3

The Quality Foods Oceanside Generals had a perfect weekend, winning both their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League games to extend their win streak to four.

The Generals first sank the Nanaimo Buccaneers 8-1 at Oceanside Place on Jan. 22, then the next day disposed off the host Lake Cowichan Kraken 5-3.

Evan Dyce had the hot hand against the Buccaneers as he scored four goals in the one-sided win that saw the Generals outshoot the Buccaneers 41-16. Generals captain Brett Arnet had two goals, with single markers coming from Oren Louie and Aidan Cook, who notched his first VIJHL goal.

The Generals fell short of helping goalie Ashton Sadauskas to a shutout win when in the third the Buccaneers were able to sneak in a lone goal. Sadauskas now has a dozen wins and six losses to his credit.

The next day the Generals travelled to Lake Cowichan to take on the Kraken. The first two periods were close, with the Kraken taking a 3-2 lead going into the third. Greyson Weme scored for the Generals in the first period and Dyce in the second.

In the final frame, Carson Miles tied it up early for the Generals. Brendan Carlson scored unassisted on the power play to put the Generals ahead 4-3. The Kraken pulled goalie Josh Robins for the extra attacker but it backfired when Arnett scored into the empty net to make it 5-3.

Dyce has been on scoring tear in the last three games for the Generals. He scored twice against the Westshore Wolves, four times against the Buccaneers and once against the Kraken.

“Pucks are coming off my stick nice and I don’t know how some of my goals went in tonight (against Buccaneers),” he said. “But it feels good.”

The Generals improved to 24-10-1-1 and remain in second place behind the league-leading Campbell River Storm in the North Division.

ICE CHIPS: The Generals will again host the Buccaneers Jan. 26 at Oceanside Place at 7 p.m. … On Jan. 28 they head to Port Alberni to face the Bombers at 7 p.m., and on Jan. 29, they host the Bombers at Oceanside Place at 7 p.m.

Michael.Briones@pqbnews.com

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