After playing a defensive battle with Nanaimo on Friday night, the Cowichan Capitals showed they can outscore teams as well on Saturday night, with an 8-2 win over the Victoria Grizzlies for a 2-0 start to the BCHL season. The Capitals scored three in the first, three more in the second and each team scored twice in the third. Cowichan got goals from Dan McIntyre and a pair from Luc Wilson in the opening frame, including two in 37 seconds to open the scoring. In the second period Brady Lynn netted his first of the season just 54 seconds into the frame. Then Cowichan got a pair of deflection goals, one from McIntyre for his 2nd and another from Olivier Gauthier for his first of the season for a 6-0 lead after fourty minutes. In the 3rd Victoria scored the first two, the first of which came from Cody Monds on a 4 on 3 Victoria power-play, then Brady MacDonald had a pass bank off his skate and into the goal for the 6-2 score. Cowichan answered with two more, the first of which was a net front rebound tapped home by Dan McIntyre to cap off his first BCHL hat trick, and the second was Olivier Gauthier’s 2nd of the night on a quick release snap shot from the far wing. In the end, McIntyre (3-1-4) had a four point night, Wilson netted a pair (2-0-2) and Zach Borgiel stopped 32/34 for his second win of the season, and was named the games third star. Luc Wilson (2nd) and McIntyre (1st) took home the other star of the game nominations.
Cowichan went 0/4 on the powerplay including a 5 minute man advantage after Victoria’s Isack Bandu was given a 5 minute major for cross checking on Andy Bridgewater as the Capitals were celebrating scoring the 6-0 goal. Victoria went 1/4 on the power-play in the game.
Next up the Capitals host the Chilliwack Chiefs on Saturday, September 14th for the lone time this season, before heading to Powell River on September 15th for an afternoon game against the Kings.
If you can’t make it to the game, every Capitals game home and away is broadcast live on 89.7 Juice FM on the FM dial, or you can listen live online on mycowichanvalleynow.com, or watch live on Hockey TV pay-per-view. For all of your ticket information, check out the ticket page on the Capitals website or contact the Capitals office. Adult tickets are just $14, with students and seniors for $11 and kids for $7.