Tough weekend as Generals lose three of three

It was a tough way to end a busy week for the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals, dropping 10-2 to the Saanich Braves at home Saturday night.

Parksville's Travis Flug looks for an open teammate as the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals played host to the Saanich Braves on Saturday night. The Generals found themselves on the losing end of a 10-2 final. The Gens are back in action this Saturday night against the Campbell River Storm (7:30 p.m.).

It was a tough way to end a busy week for the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals, dropping a 10-2 decision to the Saanich Braves at home Saturday night.

The Gens were playing their third game in three days after losses to the Nanaimo Buccaneers (8-3) and the Peninsula Panthers (7-4).

“It was a tough way to end our week, for sure,” head coach Rob Gaudreault said after the game Saturday night. “We came out slow, we came out lazy, we didn’t play to our game plan and we took some weak penalties that shouldn’t have happened. I was impressed that we kicked back in that third period after being out played for 40 minutes.”

The tough week was even tougher in the final game as injuries to captain Gibson Doney, forwards Tristan Sailor, Chase Gaudreault and defensemen David Biagioni and Josh Harvey all came against the Braves on Saturday night.

“It’s tough on a team when we’ve got a smaller roster to begin with,” Gaudreault said. “Then to see five guys get hurt in the same game, it’s tough. But we just need to keep on preaching what we’ve been telling these guys about systems, that’s all we can do going forward here.”

For Gaudreault, it was especially tough having the showing the team did in front of the hometown crowd, who have been there through thick and thin for the team since the start of the season.

“The fans have been amazing to us all season,” Gaudreault said. “I feel bad for disappointing them with this last game. It’s the first time that they’ve seen this from our team all season at home. It’s been a long year for everyone, including our fans, but they’ve stuck with us through it all and I can’t thank them enough for that.”

Frustrations started to show in the second period and were still there when Gaudreault spoke after the loss.

“It’s frustrating, the way things have been going. We’ve been showing them systems to work with as a team and when we’ve got guys who are going out and playing their own system, it doesn’t work as a team. It’s been 44 games now and we’re still having these problems, so it’s frustrating.”

Looking ahead the Gens have just one game this weekend against the first place Campbell River Storm (35-4-1) on Saturday night at Oceanside Place (7:30 pm).

“We’re going to work on special teams, penalty killing in particular,” Gaudreault said. “It’s been weak all year. We’ve been working on it pretty much every single practice and I’m puzzled. We’ve been showing them what to do and it hasn’t been translating over to games, it’s very puzzling and frustrating for us.”

Just Posted

Language showcase at Qualicum Beach Museum

2019 is the year of Indigenous languages

Big Hearts to descend on the Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive

Annual event takes place Nov. 27 in Parksville

Man taken to hospital after driving off road in Qualicum Beach

51-year-old man from Port Alberni struck parked vehicle

B.C. politicians view supermodel’s transition journey on Transgender Day

Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite and New Democrat MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert appear in the documentary

VIDEO: B.C. high school’s turf closed indefinitely as plastic blades pollute waterway

Greater Victoria resident stumbles on plastic contamination from Oak Bay High

B.C. mayor urges premier to tweak road speeds in an ‘epidemic of road crash fatalities’

Haynes cites ICBC and provincial documents in letter to John Horgan

Four arrested after report of shots fired in Nanaimo

RCMP arrest four suspects in high-risk takedown in Cedar

South Cariboo Driver hits four cows due to fog

The RCMP’s investigation is ongoing

B.C. won’t appeal decision protecting ICBC court experts

Change to evidence rules next to save money, David Eby says

1898 Yukon gold rush photo featuring Greta Thunberg look-alike sends internet into tailspin

Jokes erupted this week after a 120-year-old photo taken by Eric A. Hegg surfaced from archives

BC Ferries’ two new hybrid vessels set sail for B.C. from Romania

Two Island Class ferries to be in use by 2020

Distracted driving tickets not for ICBC revenue, B.C. minister says

Minister Mike Farnworth calls SenseBC analysis ‘nonsense’

Most Read