UP CLOSE AND personal were the Braves and Glacier Kings in this scramble near the net after Comox Valley goalie Michael Hails made one of his 18 saves in the Yetis' 7-0 VIJHL win Saturday night in Courtenay.

UP CLOSE AND personal were the Braves and Glacier Kings in this scramble near the net after Comox Valley goalie Michael Hails made one of his 18 saves in the Yetis' 7-0 VIJHL win Saturday night in Courtenay.

Glacier Kings continue pursuit of Storm

Icemen blank Saanich 7-0 behind Michael Hails third shutout of the season

In 1965, Frank Sinatra and Clint Walker  starred in the film None But the Brave.

On Jan. 18, Liam Shaw and Michael Hails starred in the game None for the Braves as the Comox Valley Glacier Kings blanked the Saanich Braves 7-0 in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action in Courtenay.

Shaw earned first star honours for his three-point (2g, 1a) performance while Hails made 18 saves for his third shutout of the season. Landon Walters (1g, 1a) of the Yetis was second star while beleaguered Braves’ backstop Cole Manns was third star after facing a 51-shot barrage.

The Glacier Kings led 2-0 after one period and 4-0 after two. The Icemen went 1-for-3 on the power play while Saanich was 0-for-3.

On Jan. 16 the G-Kings were in Nanaimo where they doubled the Buccaneers 2-1 in a key North Division match.

Both goalies were sharp, with Hails getting the win and second star honours while Jackson Jane was third star. The visitors out-shot the home team 31-25.

First star Ali Gotmy netted both Comox Valley goals in the second period. He opened the scoring at 6:35 then netted the winner at 12:38 just 33 seconds after Nanaimo had equalized on the power play.

That was the only man-advantage tally of the game as Nanaimo went 1-for-4 and Comox Valley 0-for-5.

The Glacier Kings were in Parksville on Sunday for a matinee match with the Oceanside Generals, with result unavailable at press time.

The Yetis have a huge home-and-home series this weekend with the Campbell River Storm as the two traditional rivals resume their battle for top spot in the North Division.

Second-place Comox Valley trails the first-place Storm by five points but have a game in hand. The Glacier Kings visit Campbell River on Friday, Jan. 24 and the Storm blow into Courtenay Saturday, Jan. 25 for a 7:30 p.m. start at the Comox Valley Sports Centre.

 

ICE CHIPS In the Jan. 1 rankings of B.C. Jr. B hockey teams, the Glacier Kings were 13th of 39 teams with a 21-12-1-2 record … the VIJHL All-Star Classic goes Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan with puck drop 3 p.m. and tickets at the door … representing the Glacier Kings are Duncan Pernal, Ali Gotmy, Brendyn Smith, Nick Tupper and Michael Hails …

 

 

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