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.