Photo by Cam Preece Westshore Wolves forward Jordan Martin (in white) tips an incoming puck into the top right corner past Comox Valley Glacier Kings goalie Riley Mathieson

Wolves lose latest battle of the south

Wolves lose momentum, giving up eight in loss to Cougars

They Westshore Wolves began last week on a high note, beating Comox Valley 7-1 at The Q Centre.

The momentum was tough to keep up against the powerful Victoria Cougars two nights later at Archie Browning Sports Centre, as the Wolves were dropped 8-3 by the defending Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League champs.

The Thursday night contest in Esquimalt saw the Cougars break open a tight game with five goals in the third period.

Victoria had razor-like efficiency on the power play, scoring on six of eight opportunities.

Wade Johnson notched the hat trick for the Cougars (12-2-1-0) while Sam McMullen tallied five points. The Wolves’ Riley Welyk was in net for all eight goals.

Clay Carslon and Drayson Pears scored 24 seconds apart early in the second period to give the Wolves  (12-5-1-0) a 2-1 lead, but it was all Cougars after that.

Robert Zadra, and Johnson, with his first of the night, tallied before the period’s end to restore the lead. The Cougars popped three power play goals in the first 6:27 of the third to put the game almost out of reach.

Quentin McShane had the other Westshore goal.

At home on Oct. 21, the Wolves held period leads of 1-0 and 3-0 en route to the win over the Glacier Kings. Brett Lervold led the attack with a goal and two assists, while singles were scored by Connor Krupa, Cory Hatcher, Jordan Martin, Jordan Law, Nick Guiney and Kyle Richter.

The Wolves host the Kerry Park Islanders tonight (Oct. 29) at 7 p.m.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Light the City takes root in Greater Victoria as pandemic cancels holiday favourite parade, convoy

Five weeks of drive-thru events fill void of IEOA annual Truck Light Convoy, Santa Claus Parade

Victoria byelection will take place in December

City council approves additional $350,000 in funding

B.C. counts 125 new COVID-19 cases, up to 1,284 active

No new deaths or health care facility outbreaks

BC Greens focus on long-term care reform in first platform promise

Greens have promised to move away from the for-profit care home model

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

‘Bonnie’ and ‘Henry’ among latest litter of service dog puppies

B.C. Alberta Guide Dogs names two pups after provincial health officer

Costs climb to more than $100K for BC SPCA to care for animals in B.C. farm seizure

Eight puppies, of the 97 animals seized have now died from parvovirus enteritis

B.C. VOTES 2020: Wilkinson to stop 24-hour camping in city parks

Ban on ‘unsafe roadside panhandling’ to be enforced

Be prepared and drive safely, say BC RCMP as winter draws closer

Police provide list of ways to stay safe while driving in winter conditions

Lessons from a pandemic: How to design a nursing home that’s safe and love-filled

A look at how one care home is battling the pandemic with the social needs of the elderly in their care

Health Canada green-lights rapid COVID-19 test

Health Canada approved the BCube test from Hyris Ltd. in the United Kingdom Sept. 23

Most Read