Panthers strike first in second round of playoffs

Peninsula took game one, 2-0 Tuesday night against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings

Peninsula Panther Sean Buchanan

The Peninsula Panthers prevailed in their first game against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings Tuesday night.

The locals, who traveled to Comox for the first game in the second round of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoffs took Tuesday night’s game 2-0.

Goals were scored by Alex Milligan in the first period and Sean Buchanan in the third period with less than three minutes left in the game.

Buchanan was named the first star of the game and Panthers goalie Stephen Heslop collected the night’s second star for stopping all 24 shots directed his way. Comox Valley’s goalie Michael Hails was named the contest’s third star blocking 28 of 30 attempts on him.

The next game is a home game for the Panthers on Friday night (tonight) at Panorama Recreation Centre. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.