Panthers sweep weekend games

Goalie Stephen Heslop gets a shutout against the Glacier Kings

The Peninsula Panthers’ Spencer Loverock (#7) winds up just inside the blueline during a game against the Oceanside Generals Nov. 18.

The Peninsula Panthers swept a pair of weekend games with a 2-0 win last Friday evening at the Panorama Recreation Centre against the North Division-leading Comox Valley Glacier Kings and a 7-4 thrashing of the Oceanside Generals at Oceanside Place arena last Sunday afternoon.

On Friday, Nov. 16 the Panthers’ Nathan Looysen and Zack Smith each scored one point, while goaltender Stephen Heslop blocked all 26 shots directed his way by the Glacier Kings.

On Sunday, Nov. 18 the team’s strong efforts started early when Jonas Horvath out-hustled the Generals from Parksville while killing a penalty and passed the puck to Will Finlay who was waiting in front of the Generals’ net.

After that point, Smith and Daniel Welch scored two points each while Looysen and Reece Costain added singles to top up the final score to 7-4.

“We drove the net and banged in some nice rebounds. I was really impressed with our hunger to score,” said Panthers’ coach Rob Armstrong.

“I thought we were really physical to start the game and had lots of energy and pressure at the net.”

The pair of wins last weekend marked the halfway point in the Panthers’ 48-game schedule. The team currently sits solidly in third place behind the Saanich Braves and the Victoria Cougars.

The Panthers’ next home game is scheduled for tonight when they host the Westshore Wolves at 7:30 p.m. at Panorama Recreation Centre.

 

 

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