Cougars, Panthers in finals rematch

Victoria Cougars host Peninsula Panthers at Archie Browning

Two weeks into the season and the Victoria Cougars are the lone team to remain undefeated in the junior-B Island league.

On Thursday, the Cougars (4-0) face the B.C. champion Peninsula Panthers (2-2) for the first time since the Cougars thumped the Panthers 12-2 in a Sept. 1 preseason game.

Game time is 7:15 p.m. at Archie Browning arena.

It’s also the first meaningful game between the two teams since the Panthers overcame a 3-0 series deficit to the Cougars in the Island league finals last season. The Panthers stormed back with four-straight wins for the Island trophy and then won the Cyclone Taylor Cup, provincial championship.

The combined rosters feature 21 players from the Island finals.