Oceanside Generals bantam Ben Tisdelle tries to free his glove from the stick of Pensinsula's Ethan Ewer as they battle for a loose puck Saturday at Oceanside Place Arena.

Oceanside Generals bantam Ben Tisdelle tries to free his glove from the stick of Pensinsula's Ethan Ewer as they battle for a loose puck Saturday at Oceanside Place Arena.

Rep bantams fit to be tied

Peewees rally falls short in opening game of hockey doubleheader in Parksville

A rebound goal on the final play of the game lifted the visiting Peninsula Eagles to a 7-7 draw with the Oceanside Generals bantams in Vancouver Island Hockey League tiering play at Oceanside Place Arena Saturday.

Koby Verbicky scored five goals, including the go-ahead score, as the Generals built a 7-6 lead with 7:05 remaining in the final period.

But during a scrum at the net with 2:20 to play on the game clock, the Eagles’ Keaton Williams flicked the puck into the net after Generals goalie Isaac Belveal turned aside two previous shots.

The game was then stopped as the arena time was reached.

Cage Newans and Sean Brendeland each had a goal and an assist for Oceanside. Other assists were collected by Ryan Shaw, Steven Callevaert and Brenden Jamieson.

Oceanside Generals bantam forward Koby Verbicky gathers his own rebound just before scoring the first of his five goals in Saturday’s 7-7 tie with the Peninsula Eagles in Vancouver Island Hockey League tiering play at Oceanside Place Arena. — Image credit: J.R. Rardon/NEWS Staff

Peninsula 7, Peewees 4

The Generals peewees had a strong finish in the first game of Saturday’s rep hockey doubleheader at Oceanside Place, but it was too late for a win.

Brody Simpson and Denen Scott each scored two goals over the final 26 minutes as the peewees rallied from a 4-0 deficit. Simpson and Jordan Harvey each had an assist as the Generals moved to 1-1 in the preseason.

— NEWS Staff