NANAIMO, B.C. – The Comox Glacier Kings’ woes continue.

The Kings lost 7-1 to the Nanaimo Buccaneers last night (Sept. 20) and are now winless in five outings to open their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League campaign.

Courtenay’s junior B squad is trying to improve from last year’s 4-43-0-1 record but so far this season, have scored the fewest goals (seven) and surrendered the most tallies (37) among the nine VIJHL teams.

On Thursday night, the Buccaneers were all over the Kings to start the contest, outshooting the visitors 30-3 in the first period while bolting out to a 3-0 lead.

In the middle frame, the Kings managed to pare the Buccaneers’ shot totals in more than half, as Nanaimo fired 13 pucks towards Comox Valley goaltender Braedyn Funk.

The Kings managed to get three more past Funk, however, and carried an insurmountable 6-0 advantage into the third frame.

The final frame was the Kings’ best of the night as they held the Buccaneers off the scoreboard until the 15:14 mark of the period.

And before that, Jordan Neufeld scored on a Glacier Kings power play to break the goose egg at the 13:53 mark of the third.

Despite allowing seven goals, Funk had a valiant outing, stopping 50 of 57 shots.

The Kings will look for their first win of the season on Saturday when they host the Campbell River Storm at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. Opening puck drop is 7:30 p.m.