Cowichan Caps get Griz, up to two in a row

The newest additions to the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ lineup had key contributions on Wednesday night as the team won two games in a row for the first time in the 2014/15 B.C. Hockey League season.

Adam Osczevski scored on a penalty shot in the third period and Kade Kehoe had an emptynet goal and set up Rylan Bechtel’s eventual game-winner in the second period as the Caps beat the Victoria Grizzlies 5-2 at the Q Centre.

"They seem to be enjoying themselves," Beatty said of the duo, who came to Cowichan from West Kelowna earlier this month. "They play hard; they play the right way. They’re good team players. We’re certainly happy with their impact. We didn’t expect them to score as much as they have, but they have been getting some goals for us as well."

The Caps opened the game on a strong note by keeping things simple.

"We had a good first period," Beatty said. "We played the type of game we need to be successful. We weren’t too cute coming out of our own end. We took a lot of pucks to the net. We were keeping things on the right side of the red line."

Ryan Burton opened the scoring four and a half minutes into the first period. The Grizzlies tied the score just over a minute later, but Sean Harrison put the Caps ahead again and they carried that lead into the first intermission.

Rylan Bechtel had the lone goal of the second period. Former Capital Dane Gibson got the Grizzlies back within one with a powerplay goal in the third, but Osczevski added some insurance with his successful penalty shot, and Kehoe wrapped it up with an empty-netter.

Lane Michasiw picked up the win in goal with 34 saves on 36 shots. The Caps fired 26 shots at the Grizzlies’ net.

"We regressed a little in the second and third, but Lane played a solid game in net for us," Beatty said.

With the win, the Caps improved to 6-18-0-1 on the season, but still sit 13 points back of fourth-place Victoria in the Island Division. They will play two more key division games this weekend as they travel to Powell River for back-toback matches with the Kings on Friday and Saturday. The Kings sit third in the Island Division.

"We have to keep going forward," Beatty said. "Powell River is not an easy place to win, but we have to come out with some points."

Just Posted

Lake Flashback: Three heavy subjects: private forest lands, teachers striking, and parking bylaws

There’s also a bit of fun, too, as we enjoy going back to the ’70s

Chris Wilkinson column: Acceptance can be dangerous

She and her husband were headed down the path of least resistance with their health

Shawnigan Players’ ‘7 Stories’ tackles brutal subject with humour

Various residents of the seventh floor are losing their grip on reality

Cowichan Valley Lumberjacks improve at ScrumFest

“We continued to show improvements throughout the tournament”

Cowichan T-Birds face longtime rivals

The Eagles beat the T-Birds 31-7, but the Cowichan coach didn’t feel the score told the whole story.

NDP gives Liberal budget ‘failing grade’ on gender equality

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson said budget doesn’t do enough to focus on pay equity

Builder of Kinder Morgan reinforces concerns over project

B.C. heads to court over pipeline jurisdiction as builder says doubt warranted

Health committee cheers idea of national pharmacare program, but cost an issue

Conservative health critic Marilyn Gladu says she fears costs could be far higher than $19 billion

Canada’s oldest blood donor says it’s all gain, no pain after decades of giving

Great-grandmother and Coquitlam, B.C., resident has been donating blood since the late 1940s

B.C. naturopath treats boy with rabid dog saliva

Dr. Anke Zimmermann writes in a post on her website that the treatment was successful

B.C. real estate regulator to undergo NDP review

B.C. real estate agents were self-regulated until 2016, when BC Liberals appointed superintendent

B.C. pizza shop broken into 4 times in 2 weeks

A Vernon business owner is beginning to feel targeted

Man accused of Abbotsford school stabbing hearing voices, intensely paranoid

Lawyer says Gabriel Klein not fit to stand trial in May because of deteriorating mental state

Advocate questions use of traps after raccoon gnaws paw off

Adult raccoon was rescued by Critter Care Wildlife Society after being found with trap stuck on paw

Most Read