Campbell River Storm take two from the Nanaimo Buccaneers in VIJHL action

Last week the Storm scored eight points to the Buccaneers two in a double header in Nanaimo on Thursday and Campbell River on Friday.

Kobe Oishi controls the puck behind the Nanaimo Buccaneers net in last Friday’s Storm game at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena.

Last week the Campbell River Storm scored eight points to the Nanaimo Buccaneers two in a double header in Nanaimo on Thursday and Campbell River on Friday.

In the first game of the match up the Storm centreman Aaron Brewer put one into the net on a power play around 17 minutes into the first, with assists from Mitchell Williams and Sheldon Brett.

The Buccaneers came back halfway through the second with a goal from Patrick Poets on an assist from Clayton Peace and Dawson Heathcote.

Cam Chin answered five minutes later with assists from Aaron Brewer and Christian Brandt.

The Storm sealed the deal with a power play goal late in the third by Mitchell Williams with help from Trevor Bottomley and Reid Wilson. Less than a minute later Carter Hikichi hit the empty net with passes from Christian Brandt and Aidan Bate-Smith.

The Buccaneers tried for a come back with 30 seconds left in the game  with a goal by Jayden Schubert  assisted by Dylan Harti and Clayton Peace, but it wasn’t enough.

Storm goalie Zak Myrowich blocked 23 out of 25 shots on goal compared to John Hawthorne’s 34 out of 37 saves.

In round two at the Rod Brind’Amour the next day the home team came out hard in the first. Reid Wheeldon scored two and a half minutes into the first with passes from Kobe Oishi and Trevor Bottomley.

With a minute and a half left the Storm’s Christian Brandt put another in the net assisted by Aaron Brewer and Cole Slaney.

There weren’t any goals in the second and the game got rough. The Storm were one man up four times, and killing power plays four times. The Buccaneers were in the penalty box three more times in the third, and the Storm killed two more penalties.

Reid Wilson put two more in the net in the third. The first assisted by Colin Blake 10 minutes in and the second on a power play with a pass from Mitchell Williams with two and a half minutes left in the game.

At the moment the Storm are the top team in the North Division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League with 10 wins, two loses with 51 goals scored and 22 goals against.

In the South Division the Saanich Braves lead the standings with 8 wins, four loses 44 goals scored and 39 goals against.

The Storm’s next home game is tonight at 7:30 against the Kerry Park Islanders.

They play at home again on Sunday night against the Peninsula Panthers at 4 p.m.