Panthers win third straight game on home ice

The Peninsula Panthers have been changing their roster as of late and have been seeing some serious improvements in their game

Peninsula Panther Reece Costain (#11) wheels through the neutral zone in overtime after receiving a pass from #18 Kai Turner. Costain would finish the rush with a slapshot to give the Panthers a 2-1 victory last Friday night.

The Peninsula Panthers have been changing their roster as of late and have been seeing some serious improvements in their game.

Last Friday night, the Saanich Braves invaded Panorama Recreation Centre to play against the Panthers and were downed 2-1 by the Peninsula team in overtime.

The overtime win came after Panthers’ Captain Reece Costain sped down the left side of the ice with four minutes and thirteen seconds played in the extra round. He ripped a slapshot past Braves’ goalie Brandon Ward to finish off the game and the third straight home win for the Panthers.

Recently acquired goaltender Alex Olson was tending the net for the Panthers that night and former Peninsula Panther Nathan Looysen, 18, was inserted into the lineup just hours before the game.

“Olson has given us the goaltending we had been searching for since game one,” said Panthers’ coach Rob Mortin after the game.

“Getting Looysen was a surprise but a pleasant one. We need some scoring and we feel that if we can add one more of the same type of player we should be a club to be reckoned with. I think the kids are pretty excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and we have a pretty tight-knit group right now.”

The Panthers host the North Island Division leading Campbell River Storm on Friday night.

The puck is set to drop at Panorama Recreation Centre at 7:30 p.m.

Just Posted

Changes coming to BC Ferries reservations for Vancouver Island routes

Many customers are booking multiple reservations, inflating wait times

Friends, family remember Dan Sealey, stepson of Minister of Agriculture, in private gathering

Lana Popham confirmed Sealey died of an accidental drug overdose earlier this month at age 23

Courage, ability shine in REACH benefit performance

REACH – The Benefit Concert is Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. at First Metropolitan United Church

Santa’s Helpers kick off toy drive Monday in Sidney

Donors across the Peninsula help about 300 families have a happy holidays

Kick off the festive season with Victoria’s annual Marina Light Up

Explore the lighted vessels in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

UPDATE: Death of 38-year-old Fernie man at B.C. coal mine under investigation

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning

Breathing polluted air during pregnancy may increase odds of baby having autism: SFU study

Study looked at nearly all births in Metro Vancouver between 2004 and 2009

Six students arrested, charged in sex assault probe at Toronto all-boys school

The school’s principal, Greg Reeves, described the video of the alleged sexual assault as ‘horrific’

Calgary Stampeders back to Grey Cup with 22-14 win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Calgary was favoured to win the 2017 and 2016 Grey Cups, but lost to the Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks respectively.

‘A giant step forward’: new $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond to enter circulation

A new $10 banknote featuring Viola Desmond’s portrait will go into circulation, just over 72 years after she was ousted from the whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, N.S.

Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts; 77 dead

Trump arrived at the oceanside conclave Saturday afternoon after visiting Northern California to survey the wildfire damage in the town of Paradise.

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

“It’s a suffering tape, it’s a terrible tape. I’ve been fully briefed on it, there’s no reason for me to hear it,” Trump said in the interview.

Canada Post calls for ‘cooling off’ period to allow for mediated talks

The proposal came as Canada Post workers continued their rotating strikes Monday after rejecting the Crown agency’s latest offer.

Most Read