WEEK #7 - RECAP
Week #7 - Recap
The Campbell River Ravens played host to the Nanaimo Timbermen in mid-week PNWJLL action on Tuesday evening. The home team held a 2-1 first period lead in a tightly contested affair. The second period is when the flood gates opened where fans got to see 15 goals scored between the two clubs as the Timbermen outscored the Ravens 8-7 and the teams went in to intermission with the game knotted at 9 a piece.
Both teams offense's cooled down and goaltending became the focus as each team swapped goals throughout the third period. The hometown Ravens potting the final tally of the contest and winning the 13-12 decision over Island rivals, the Nanaimo Timbermen.
The Westshore Bears moved from their cave at the Q Centre Arena up the hill to the den at the JDF Arena to entertain a Thursday night match up with the Nanaimo Timbermen. Both teams' played hard, end to end lacrosse in the first twenty minutes and goaltenders A.J. Smith (Bears) and Connor James (Timbermen) were solid in between the pipes. The Bears ended the first with a 2-1 lead.
The second period, the Bears came out of hibernation and wielded 4 goals to the T-Men's 1 to kick off the first 10 minutes of the middle frame. Teams then traded three goals each the rest of the stanza to put the Bears up 9-5 going in to the final period. The final period was a goaltenders duel in and amongst a rather spirited final frame. Each team scored 2 goals and the Bears maintain their unblemished record and stay atop the PNWJLL standings.
The Oceanside Sharks traveled down the Island Highway Saturday evening to face the Saanich Express in front of approximately 125 trainspotters at the Panorama Arena. The home team opened the scoring but the Sharks bit back to tie the game. The visitors outscored the Railmen 2-1 and looked to take a lead in to intermission but with 2 minutes left in the period, the Express steamed ahead scoring two goals to take a 4-3 lead into intermission.
Five minutes in to the 2nd, Tanner Allan tied the game for Oceanside but then the rest of the period belonged to the Express, scoring 8 unanswered goals. The Sharks got another one late by Allan but the Express now had a 12-5 lead. The third period did become a sea-saw affair for the first 10 minutes of the final frame but then after an Express goaltender injury, Dan Fernyhough came back in, in relief and closed the door for the ghost of the steel rail, winning the game 19-9.
The Campbell River Ravens hosted the Saanich Express in a Sunday afternoon contest in the Salmon Capital of the World. The Saanich Express started out strong scoring the first 4 goals of the match, then the hometown Ravens found the mesh behind recently signed Express 'keeper Darian Claxton. Two more quick late period goals put the visiting Express up 6-1 after one period.
Action did go back and forth in the 2nd period but it was slowed and marred by some whistles throughout which disrupted the flow of the contest. The Express scored two goals early, then the Ravens netted one halfway through the frame before the period ending with the Railmen scoring two more in the final 4 minutes of the 2nd.
The Ravens came out firing to start the 3rd but the Express defense quickly dashed those chances and outscored the Ravens 4-2 in the final frame to take the game 14-4 at the Strathcona Gardens Arena.
Upcoming this week, all teams in action in week #8. Nanaimo has a busy plate with 3 games this week.