Home ice loss to Oceanside drops Glacier Kings to 0-8
The Comox Valley Glacier Kings logo. (supplied by the Comox Valley Glacier Kings)
COURTENAY, B.C. – There are too many zeroes for the Comox Valley Glacier Kings’ liking.
Zero wins and nary an overtime win, or loss for that matter.
And eight losses in as many games played means there’s a zero where it matters most – in the standings.
With no points to show for the first month of the season, the Glacier Kings have taken up occupancy in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s North Division cellar.
Their latest setback came Saturday night at the Comox Valley Sports Centre, where the Oceanside Generals downed the Glacier Kings 7-1.
The Generals from Parksville held a tenuous 1-0 lead after the first period but took over as the game wore on.
Oceanside added two markers in the second period and made it 4-0 when Greyson Weme scored 12 seconds into the final frame.
By the time the Kings’ Dayton Keith ruined Oceanside goalie James Brendaland’s shutout bid just past the midway point of the third period, the Generals had built a 5-0 lead.
Oceanside scored two more in the final five minutes of the game, including piling on a power play marker by Elijah Goyer with 27 seconds to play in regulation.
The goal was Goyer’s second of the period.
The Generals outshot the Glacier Kings 42-25, including 14-2 in a first period that saw Comox Valley goaltender Matthias Smith stop 13 of 14 pucks fired his way.
The Glacier Kings will aim for their first win of the season on Friday when they visit North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre to play the Peninsula Panthers.
On Saturday, the local boys return home to host the Nanaimo Buccaneers. Game time at the sports centre is 7:30 p.m.