Glacier Kings slip by Victoria Cougars 2-1

Goalie Michael Hails stands tall between the pipes with 41-save performance

Michael Hails won the goaltending dual, the Comox Valley Glacier Kings won the game, and all was well in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League on Feb. 6.

Behind a stellar 41-save performance by goalie Hails, the Icemen knocked off the Victoria Cougars 2-1 at Archie Browning Sports Centre in Victoria.

With the win, the second-place Glacier Kings moved to within three points of North Division leading Campbell River Storm. Both teams have four regular season games remaining, including a big four-pointer Feb. 10 in Campbell River.

After a scoreless first period in which Victoria out-shot Comox Valley 16-7, Jordan Kamprath put the G-Kings on the scoreboard at 8:23 of the second stance.

Victoria pulled even on Sam McMullen’s power play goal early in the third, but could not beat Hails in overtime.

Wil Finlay’s unassisted goal nine seconds into the second OT period was the winner. Hails was first star, McMullen second star and Eric Margo of the Yetis was third star.

The win snapped the Cougars’ seven-game win streak and gave the Icemen three wins in their four games against the Capital City Cats this season.

The G-Kings host the Nanaimo Buccaneers on Saturday, Feb. 8 with game time 7:30 p.m. at Comox Valley Sports Centre Arena #1.

Heading down the home stretch, the Yetis close out the regular season Feb. 10 in Campbell River, Feb. 13 in Nanaimo and Feb. 15 at home to the Bucs.


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