Week #10 - Recap



The Saanich Express hosted the Nanaimo Timbermen Friday evening at the Panorama Recreation Centre out on the Saanich Peninsula. The Timbermen coming off a 16 all tie with the Bears and the Express off a 12-10 victory over the same opponent.

Both goaltenders (Gains & Sylvester-Alphonse) stood tall in their goals to begin the game as neither team could solve either goalie until almost halfway through the period, then Saanich got on the board. Tough defences played a part in the period with what was a low scoring affair. The Express scored 2 more in the frame and Nanaimo got on the board at 4:23 to go in to intermission with the score 3-1 for the home team.

For the Timbermen, the second period didn't produce any goals for them until a late powerplay giving them 2 goals in the last few seconds of the period. Their goalie did defend his crease very well in the period only allowing the Express to 3 goals in the frame. Both teams went into intermission on a positive with the score 6-3 Express.

Unfortunately, with a short bench and a hot opposing team coming out in the third, the Timbermen had their hands full. The Express scored five unanswered goals in the first half of the third period before Nanaimo could reply with one of their own. A goalie change for the visitors plugged the gates for a well but the hometown Saanich squad potted three more to end the game and solidify the "W".

The Timbermen were led by Jayden Thomas (3g), Patrick Seward (1g, 1a) and Cole Prontack (2a) with Canning and Burrows each gaining an assist; while the Express were led by Kyle Drouin (2g, 4a), Bryan Toth (3g, 2a), Devyn Zunti (3g 1a), Brett Bilodeau (2g, 2a), Colton Hauser (1g, 2a) and Lo, Scott-Moncrieff and Benson with (3=2pts) each.



The Nanaimo Timbermen hosted the Campbell River Ravens on Saturday evening at the NIC in Nanaimo. The Timbermen coming off a loss to the Express and the Ravens also getting no points from their previous game versus the Oceanside Sharks.

Campbell River started off the scoring 3 minutes into the first period with a goal by Rylan Fisher but then their offensive attack went silent as the Timbermen defense kept the Ravens in check while their offence found the back of the net 3 times in the first to take a 3-1 intermission lead.

The hometown Timbermen would start the 2nd with 7 straight tallies before the Ravens could answer with one of their own. From the halfway point of the period on, the Ravens would show some life and outscored Nanaimo 3-2. The third period provided a little more excitement with 6 goals being scored; 4 by the home team and 2 by the visitors.

The Timbermen were led by Owen Burrows (5g, 4a), Patrick Seward (1g, 6a), Cole Prontack (1g, 3a) and Owen Baker and Jayden Thomas with (3pts) each; while the Ravens were led by Heydon Campbell (1g, 3a), Rylan Fisher (2g, 1a), and Carson Foy, Blake Doherty and Jared Geransky with (3pts) each.



The Oceanside Sharks hosted the Saanich Express on Sunday afternoon at Oceanside Place. The Sharks heading into this game on a high after defeating the Ravens last weekend and the Express off a victory over the Timbermen.

Oceanside started off the scoring with a goal by Diego Hopkins two minutes in while the Express couldn't solve goaltender Jordan Day until the 12 minute mark on the powerplay with a goal by Kyle Drouin. Elliot Cane would bury a PP marker of his own to re-establish the Sharks lead and would keep it until Saanich's Fraser Scott-Moncrieff would tie it up a few minutes later and then followed up by another marker by Colton Hauser, his first of three on the afternoon. The Express held a first intermission lead 3-2.

The Sharks then had problems solving goaltender Riley Gains throughout the 2nd period but the Express began a roll. Hauser netted 2 goals and Devyn Zunti one before Oceanside's Hopkins found an answer to Gains. Second period ended with a close 6-3 score for the visitors. The third period was all Express with Bains potting two, Toth doing the same and singles going to Drouin and Benson.

The Sharks were led by Diego Hopkins (2g), Elliot Cain (1g), and Blake Knoll, Xander McCaffery and Jaiden Hammill each with an assist; while the Express were led by Tory Bains (2g, 2a), Colton Hauser (3g), Bryan Toth (2g, 1a), Kyle Drouin (2g, 1a) and Cooper Board, Fraser Scott-Moncrieff and Jeremy Benson each with 2pts.



The Campbell River Ravens hosted the Westshore Bears on Sunday afternoon at the Strathcona Gardens. The Ravens looking to get back on the winning track and the same with the Bears after a tie in the Hub City

Westshore held period leads of: 6-1, and 12-5.

The Ravens were led by Rylan Fisher (2g, 1a), Blake Doherty (1g, 2a), Heydon Campbell (2g) and Carson Foy with (2a); while the Bears were led by Ryan Blundell and Will Perrier (3g, 1a), A.J. Preston, Tyler Hicks-Duth, Connor Rant and Olivier Laplante each with (1g, 2a).