Braves, Cougars enter third week of play undefeated

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season is underway and the new Westshore Wolves have already picked up two wins

The Saanich Braves and Victoria Cougars are undefeated through the first stretch of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season.

Saanich is 3-0, having defeated the Kerry Park Islanders 6-2, Peninsula Panthers 5-3 and Oceanside Generals 7-4. Captain Ty Jones leads the Braves with five goals, five assists in three games, second in the league in scoring behind the Cougars’ Sam Rice (12 points). Goalie Tanner McGaw has been in net for all three wins.

The Braves host the Nanaimo Buccanneers, 6:30 p.m. Friday at George Pearkes arena.

Meanwhile the Cougars picked up where they left off with four straight wins to start the season, first in the VIJHL. The Cougars latest win came against the Generals, 6-2 on Saturday.

The Cougars visit the Westshore Wolves tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena.

Expansion has meant success so far in the VIJHL as the Buccaneers are 3-1 and the Wolves are 2-2. The two meet for the first time at at Bear Mountain on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.