Josh Pederson earned a hat trick Friday night at the Brindy as the Campbell River Storm beat the Nanaimo Buccaneers 4-1 and improved their winning streak to six games.
Pederson, the Storm’s leading scorer with 38 points over 28 games, got the team on the board early in the first frame with a powerplay goal. He scored again with just over a minute to play in the first 20 minutes.
The Buccs countered with a goal early in the second frame, but Campbell River bounced back as Noah Fladager scored nearly five minutes into the third period. Pederson would get his third goal of the night on an empty net with 35 seconds to play in the final period.
The Storm improved to 17-9-2 and are eight points back from the Oceanside Generals who lead the VIJHL’s north division with 42 points.
The Storm face the Saanich Braves (11-15-3) at George Pearkes Arena at 3 p.m. today.
They play their final game of the calendar year on Dec. 20 when they host the Peninsula Panthers (24-6-0) on Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena. The team will be back in action in the new year on Jan. 3 at home against the Oceanside Generals.
Sorry for the delay Storm fans, but we have a final from the Brindy. The boys extend their steak to six as they beat the Buccaneers by a 4-1 score. Josh Pederson let the way with a 🎩 🎩 🎩!
— Campbell River Storm (@CR_STORM) December 14, 2019