Big week ahead for Storm

Campbell River Junior B hockey team plays three games in three days against two of the league's top clubs

It was freezing outside, but the Storm was red-hot Friday night inside the Rod Brind’Amour Arena.

The division-leading Campbell River  Storm took on the hapless Kerry Park Islanders and led 4-0 after one period and 6-0 after two, in skating to an 8-0 victory.

Storm netminder Jack Surgenor earned his sixth shutout of the season. Campbell River outshot the Islanders 48-25.

Surgenor now leads the Vancouver Island Junior B Hockey League with a .930 save percentage and is third with a 2.09 goals against average.

Offensively, Trent Johnson led the charge with three goals and an assist. Jamie Severs also notched a hat trick while Zach Sanderson also had a three-point game – a goal and two assists – along with 17 minutes in penalties.

Alex Brewer and Brendan de Vries also had three-point nights with three assists apiece. de Vries increased his league points lead to 52 – 19 goals and 33 assists.

Friday’s contest was the only game the Storm played on the weekend, but they have a busy three days beginning tomorrow.

On Thursday night the Storm take on the league-leading Cougars in Victoria.  On Friday, 7:30 p.m., Campbell River is back at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena to battle the Nanaimo Buccaneers. And then on Saturday, the local boys travel to Parksville to play the Oceanside Generals.

Friday’s game should be a good one, Campbell River and Nanaimo are currently tied atop the North Division with 38 points apiece. The Storm have one game in hand. Victoria leads the South, and the league, with 48 points.