Close hockey games continue to favour Grizzlies’ opponents

West Shore squad looks to turn things around tomorrow at home

With just one win in 11 outings and mired in a six-game losing streak, the Victoria Grizzlies are looking to turn things around with Powell River visiting The Q Centre in Colwood on Friday (Oct. 16).

The Grizzlies, who face off against the Kings at 7 p.m. and host the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Sunday at 2 p.m., are coming off a weekend stretch that saw inspired play, but not much in the way of finish, as they went 0-3 in a pair of home games and one on the road.

The latest was a 2-1 double overtime loss at home last Saturday to the Surrey Eagles. The locals made a tight game closer when P.J. Conlon scored early in the third to make it 1-1. But Surrey’s Darius Davidson sent the fans home disappointed, scoring 1:05 into the second extra session.

Grizzlies goaltender Michael Galajda was a bright spot in the loss, stopping 26 of 28 shots faced in regulation and overtime. He was the game’s first star.

The night before in Duncan, a Grizzlies comeback from a 3-0 deficit fell short of sending the game to OT, as the Caps won 3-2. Tyler Welsh scored his first two goals of the season in the second and third periods for Victoria, who outshot the Caps 30-28.

The three-game stretch began at home with a 4-2 loss to Alberni Valley, a contest that was 3-2 Bulldogs midway through the third. The visitors scored an empty net goal to seal the win. Corey Iapalucci and J.D. Falconer scored for the Grizzlies, while Josh Adkins and Quinn Syrydiuk had two each for the Bulldogs.

Bear claws … Brayden Gelsinger continues to lead the team in scoring with one goal and nine assists, while P.J. Conlon and Cole Pickup are next with three goals and five helpers each. While the team is struggling to score, defensively their 3.36 goals allowed per game is middle of the pack.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Game night – BCHL hockey:

•  Victoria Grizzlies vs. Powell River Kings, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, The Q Centre.

• Grizzlies vs. Cowichan Valley Capitals, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, The Q Centre.

Tickets are available online at victoriagrizzlies.com or at the door.

Just Posted

Flat tire, kindness of strangers, surprisingly inflate hope

Sooke mom and her daughters knocked on door of Bob and Norma Saunders seeking help

Health Canada suspends Island pot producer’s licence following unannounced visit

Evergreen Medicinal Supply is working on “corrective action”

Victoria student out $600 for lack of e-bike insurance blames confusing rules

B.C. regulation says e-bike motors must turn off if rider stops pedalling, or bike must be insured

Oak Bay grants 60 days of protection for century-old mansion

J.W. Morris House slated for removal by Abstract Developments

Saanich police ask for public’s help locating missing high risk youth

The 12-year-old was last seen before school on Monday morning

Sealand was much more than killer whales, says ex-employee

Former Sealasd trainer revisits Sealand of the Pacific in talk

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of September 17

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should the province step in to upgrade the road to Bamfield?

The death of two University of Victoria students on a bus bound… Continue reading

35 of 87 dogs in 2018 Williams Lake seizure were euthanized due to behavioural issues, BCSPCA confirm

The dogs did not respond to the behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans

B.C. ‘tent city’ disputes spark call for local government autonomy

UBCM backs Maple Ridge after province overrules city

B.C. drug dealers arrested after traffic stop near Banff turns into helicopter pursuit

Antonio Nolasco-Padia, 23, and Dina Anthony, 55, both well-known to Chilliwack law enforcement

B.C. MLA calls on province to restrict vaping as first related illness appears in Canada

Todd Stone, Liberal MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson, introduced an anti-vaping bill in April

Most Read