The Lake Cowichan Kraken played host to the Victoria Cougars and Westshore Wolves over the weekend coming away with a win and a loss.
On Friday, Oct. 14 against the Cougars, the Kraken got down early, and often, falling behind 3-1 by the first intermission. Aiden Eddy scored for Lake Cowichan, his third of the year. Assists went to Richard Bergman and Jacob Campbell.
The Cougars scored three more in the second frame and all three went unanswered by the Kraken.
Mitchell Billings netted his second of the season three-quarters of the way through the third period but Victoria had already scored twice in the period and went on to score again after Billings did for a final score of 9-2.
Billings was named the game’s second star.
Logan Moorhead took the loss in net for the Kraken, stopping 33 of 42 shots faced.
With the pain of the loss still fresh, the Kraken faced off against Westshore on Sunday evening, again at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena.
Taking a page from Victoria’s book, the Kraken got on the board early and often, scoring the first three goals of the game, and all in the first period.
Continuing on with his scoring ways, Sukhraj Narwal got his fifth and sixth goals of the year. Assists came from Anthony Wilson (2), Dallas Brown, and Kyler Smith. Then Rowan Zapisocki scored Lake Cowichan’s third of the period from Narwal and Billings.
The Wolves scored once and the period ended 3-1 in favour of the home team.
At 15:01 of the second period Narwal got his hattrick goal from Wilson and Campbell, bringing the score to 4-2 for the Kraken.
After a Wolves goal, Rees Aebischer scored. Assists came from Carter Anderson and Walker Smith.
Dallas Brown scored a minute or so later from Smith and Eddy to wrap up the second period with the Kraken on top 6-2.
Westshore scored twice in the third but it was too little too late as the Kraken improved their record to 6-8 on the season.