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

Just Posted

Woman charged in Saanichton stabbing

One man treated for injuries, released from hospital following Friday assault

Avid Victoria cyclist’s legacy bike ride helps fund end-of-life care

2019 Denis Muloin Ride for Palliative Care invites cyclists for May 26 fundraiser

Funnyman coming to the West Shore

Comedy and television staple Billy Gardell performs at Elements Casino

Saanich’s Red Lion Inn receives council’s blessing for extended liquor hours

Extension comes more than two years after a major fire

VIDEO: Fun without sun: Hundreds enjoy Family Fest on Victoria Day

Families enjoy activities in Veterans Memorial Park

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning for several day, but grew substantially Sunday

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Most Read