Strong Storm leaves Cougars needing a win

The Victoria Cougars lose the second game of their championship series against the Campbell River Storm

The Victoria Cougars need a win Thursday following their 3-2 double overtime loss to the Campbell River Storm Tuesday night in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Championship Series.

The win gave the North Island Division champion Storm a 2-0 series lead.

Campbell River won the opener 3-2 in overtime last Sunday.

The Storm jumped out to a 1-0 lead midway through the opening period on a power play goal by Dane Feeney.  After receiving a pass from Tyler Welsh, Feeney walked out in front and slid the puck under Payne for his first of two goals of the night.

Gavin Rauser, who had a scoring chance during that period, returned to the Campbell River lineup after missing the previous 13 games due to a lower body injury.

The score would remain 1-0 in favour of the Storm until the 14:32 mark of the middle frame.  From the Cougars blue line, Welsh headman the puck up to Feeney who beat Payne with a well-placed backhander.

The Cougars pulled to within a goal 69 seconds after Feeney had made it 2-0.

Lervold, from behind the net, sent a pass out to Devin Mackey who one-timed the puck past Welyk.  The goal could not have happened had it not been for the fore-checking of John Kretzschmar who caused Trent Johnson to turn the puck over.

Mackey, unassisted, tied the game at 6:43 of the third period with his second marker of the night and sixth goal of the playoffs.

Both goaltenders came up with some huge saves late in regulation and in the overtime periods.

Shots on goal favoured the Storm, 35-23.

Sam McMullen, who leads all scorers with 20 playoff points, was held off the score sheet for the second straight game.

Both teams also received a couple of power plays opportunities in both overtime periods but were unable to capitalize.

Special teams were a factor as Campbell River finished 2-for-8 with the man advantage while the Cougars went 0-for-3.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich police are asking for help locating missing woman Megan Letham who was last seen in the Mount Douglas Park area on April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
MISSING: Saanich police searching for Megan Letham

Letham’s last known location was near Mount Douglas Park April 17

Concerns about the safety of cyclists and other active transportation users like equestrians initially prompted North Saanich staff to draft plans that would have turned Tatlow Road into a single lane, two-way road. But the idea won’t appear in the final draft of the municipality’s active transportation plan following public opposition. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
North Saanich council signals green light for active transportation plan

Draft underwent changes last month, including decision to drop advisory bike lanes for Tatlow Road

Colwood resident Maria Curcic shows off a one-of-a-kind hat that she created. Curcic is one of several artists that took part in the annual Stinking Fish Studio Tour. (Contributed - Maria Curcic)
Curtain closes on Stinking Fish Studio Tour

The Stinking Fish Studio Tour will live on through the lasting legacy… Continue reading

(Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay looks to shift car culture with speed limit pilot

Council supports Saanich’s shift to seek 30 km/h limit on side roads

Saanich is calling for public input on the three design options for the youth bike skills park planned for the lot next to the George Tripp BC Hydro Substation off Lochside Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich seeks input on designs for new bike park

Three concept plans to choose from feature pump tracks, jumps, trails

In this image from NASA, NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity lands on the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin Martian air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. (NASA via AP)
VIDEO: NASA’s Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet

The $85 million helicopter demo was considered high risk, yet high reward

Orca 1
Orcas: Our Shared Future finally surfaces at Royal B.C. Museum

Museum dives into the world of the killer whale as delayed feature exhibition now open

Polystyrene has been outlawed as a take-out option for restaurants in Tofino and Ucluelet. (Black Press Media file photo)
Styrofoam done as a takeout option on Island’s Pacific Rim

Tofino and Ucluelet ban polystyrene take-out containers

The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)
IIO investigating after police dog bites man near Ladysmith

RCMP dog bit man during traffic stop on Friday, April 17

Joudelie King wants to get out and live life to the fullest, but there are places she can’t go because they don’t meet her accessibility needs. (submitted photo)
New online tool provides accessibility map for people with disabilities

The myCommunity BC map provides accessibility info for nearly 1,000 locations in the province

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Wildfire fanned by winds near Merritt prompts evacuation alert

BC Wildfire Service says the suspected human-caused blaze was fanned by winds

The Rogers logo is photographed in Toronto on Monday, September 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Rogers investigating after wireless customers complain of widespread outage

According to Down Detector, problems are being reported in most major Canadian cities

Flow Academy is located at 1511 Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
National fitness group condemns unlicensed Kelowna gym’s anti-vaccine policy

The Fitness Industry Council of Canada says Flow Academy is shining a negative light on the industry

People are shown at a COVID-19 vaccination site in Montreal, Sunday, April 18, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Nothing stopping provinces from offering AstraZeneca vaccine to all adults: Hajdu

Health Canada has licensed the AstraZeneca shot for use in people over the age of 18

Most Read