VIJHL’s top scorers to meet as Cougars host Braves

High-scoring captains Brody Coulter of the Victoria Cougars and Ty Jones of the Saanich Braves meet in Esquimalt on Thursday

There’s no denying Ty Jones is the engine that runs the Saanich Braves this season. The Braves won their 17th win of the season, 3-1 over the Kerry Park Islanders on Saturday and are third overall in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.

But Jones, whose offensive prowess has carried the Braves all season long, went scoreless for the third time in his last four games.

Stepping up was James Kellington, who scored twice in the third period, including the game winner to lift the Braves over Kerry Park.

Jones’ scoring pace may have cooled but the Braves captain is still second in overall points with 30 goals and 33 assists (63 points) behind league-leader Brody Coulter of the Victoria Cougars, who has 27 goals and 66 points.

The two captains will meet Thursday (Feb. 2) as the Cougars (31-5-0-1) host the Braves (17-14-0-4) at Archie Browning Sports Centre, 7:15 p.m.

It’s the second night of back-to-back games for the Braves, who host the Peninsula Panthers tonight (Feb. 1) at George Pearkes arena, 7:30 p.m.


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