Braves stay even, Cougars run win streak to nine

Cougars (9-0) host Westshore Wolves (5-5-1-1) at Archie Browning, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

The Saanich Braves are the next test for the Victoria Cougars when the two teams meet at Archie Browning Sports Centre on Thursday (Oct. 10).

Puck drop is 7 p.m.

Nick Guerra paced the Braves in a bounce-back win on Saturday with a goal and an assist in the 6-2 victory over the Comox Valley Glacier Kings.

It was a resilient showing for the Braves, which earned the road win and kept the team even through 10 games with five wins and five losses after Friday’s 5-2 loss at home to the Kerry Park Islanders.

Sixteen-year-old rookie Josh Poland opened the scoring for the Braves at the Comox Valley Sports Centre on Saturday night just two minutes in. Evan Kite added another at the four minute mark make it 2-0. The Braves took command of the game with three goals in the second period from Evan Badry, Chris Carpentier and Nick Guerra. Sam McMullen scored the Braves’ only goal in the third period.

Braves’ goalie Jordan Werezak stopped 20 of 22 shots for the win.

Kite and McMullen also scored in Friday’s loss at Pearkes arena. Matthew Rud earned the start in net for the Braves and stopped 37 of 42 shots.

The undefeated Cougars (9-0) are in action Sunday (Oct. 6) for a matinee game, 3:30 p.m. against the visiting Westshore Wolves (5-5-1-1) at Archie Browning.

The Cougars won its ninth game rather handily at home on Thursday, 8-2 over the Oceanside Generals. Ryan Carson and David Marshall each scored twice for the Cougars. Wade Johnson posted three assists.

Also scoring were captain Mark Walton, Blake Roney, Cam McKay and Michael Fretz.

Despite leading the league in goals scored with 52, there are no Cougars in the top-10 of league scoring.

Wolves forward Brett Lervold continues to lead the league with six goals, 16 assists (22 points) in 12 games.

Lervold picked up two assists in the Wolves’ 5-3 loss to the Peninsula Panthers on Friday.

The Wolves host Comox Valley on Wednesday night, 7 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena.

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