The Victoria Grizzlies returned from Powell River only one point out of the division lead following a pair of weekend games on the road.
After dropping a 5-2 decision to the Powell River Kings last Friday, the Grizzlies bounced back with a 6-3 victory Saturday, led by an impressive performance by Marty Westhaver. Westhaver scored the eventual winner late in the second period, and added another late in the third to seal the deal.
Justin Michaelian, Shawn O’Malley, Alex Newhook and Jamie Rome also scored for Victoria. Kyle Kawamura, Ethan Kimball and Hunter Findlater each had a goal for the Powell River Kings. Zachary Rose earned the win in goal for Victoria, with 27 saves on 30 shots. Mitch Adamyk took the loss for the Kings.
The win improved the Grizzlies’ record to 13-9-3-0, leaving them one point behind division leader Powell River, which sports a record of 13-6-2-2.
Kawamura also scored for Powell River in Friday’s victory, joined by Ben Berard, Andy Stevens, Jonny Evans and Gavin Rauser. Cameron Thompson accounted for both Grizzlies goals. Adamyk earned the win, and Shawn Parkinson took the loss for Victoria.