Cougars maul Braves in season opener

Victoria Royals eye final exhibition games at home and on the road

The Victoria Cougars scored three times in each period and outshot the visiting Saanich Braves 47-8 on their way to a 9-0 shutout win on Thursday night.

With the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League team chock full of new faces, Victoria did everything right from controlling play at both ends of the ice to special teams.  The Cougars scored three power play goals, one shorthanded goal, and went a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.

Marino Somerville led the charge with three goals.  Also lighting the lamp were Robert Zadra, Howard Howden, Jake Stolz, Wade Johnson and John Kretzschmar.

Next game for the Cougars is Thursday (Sept. 11) against Saanich. Game time is 7 p.m. at Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt.

Meanwhile, the Western Hockey League Victoria Royals play two more exhibition games before beginning regular season play on Sept. 19.

The Royals play their next exhibition tilt at home Thursday (Sept. 11) at Save on Foods Memorial Centre at 5 p.m. and the final game on the road versus the Kelowna Rockets on Saturday (Sept. 13).

 

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