Week #3 - Recap
In week #3; the Oceanside Sharks hosted the Campbell River Ravens at Oceanside Place on Saturday afternoon. This game had everyone excited to see who would get their first win in this shortened COVID season. Both teams came out strong, not allowing much of anything for their opponents until the Ravens caught the Sharks off-guard in the middle of the first period with goals by #16 Rylan Fisher and #14 Brandon Babcock. Oceanside's #2 Patrick Seward and #69 Jayden Haftner scored minutes later to tie the game in what was a tight defensive match-up to this point. The Sharks then got in to penalty trouble late in the period and the Ravens capitalized with goals by Blake Doherty and Heydon Campbell.
Both teams fought hard in this highly contested contest with the Ravens potting 2 goals in the 2nd period (Doherty & Fisher) causing the visitors to pull away slightly heading in to the third period. Foy would score for the Ravens about halfway through the period but then showing some life midway through the final period; the Sharks bury two markers by Ellyot Cain and Patrick Seward. With the score 7-4, the Sharks could smell blood in the water but it was short-lived as the Ravens fought off Oceanside and potted one more tally late in the third to seal the deal, winning their first of the season 8-4.
The first Sunday game had the Express returning to Parksville to face the Sharks for their 2nd game in as many days. The Sharks matched up with Saanich for the first period with the visiting team only holding a marginal 2-1 lead heading in to the first intermission. The boys in blue returned for the second stanza but were visibly tired; they held off the Express train for as long as they could but eventually the train went rolling along burying 8 in the period to Oceanside's 3.
The third period had the Express cruising, scoring 3 goals to the home team's zero. Excitement for both teams during this contest was the juggling of goaltenders; the Sharks split time in each period, having Tim Mellings occupy the pipes for about 25 minutes, seeing his first action of the season in partial relief for starting goalie Jake Colley. On the other side of the floor; Riley Gains started for the Express, relinquishing the crease for Eugene Alphonse just over halfway through the game. This would be Eugene's first game action in 7 years. All new and veteran goalies did a great job in the 13-4 Express "W".
The final game of the weekend had the Westshore Bears travel to the Salmon Capital of the World to take on the Ravens. The Ravens didn't have much to answer the attack of the Bears with the home team feeling the affects of only a days rest between games and the Bears having 8 days off.
The Bears were led by Blundell, Hare, Coleman, W. Perrier. Perry and Kozina in their 2nd victory of the season. Lindsay stood strong in the Bears pipes allowing a single shot by; Darnell and Forbes split the duty in their cause.
For all scores and stats, visit the schedule page and look for scores (previous games) and select the game you want.