A tough October has the Saanich Braves longing for the days of a month past when the club went 5-2-1 in a September to remember.
Going into Thursday’s game versus the Nanaimo Buccanneers, the Braves were winless in six October games, having dropped to 5-7-2, tied for last in the South division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.
The Braves play again Friday, 6:30 p.m. versus the Westshore Wolves (7-6) at Pearkes arena.
Adding to the team’s woes is a five-game suspension to Brandon Fushimi for supplemental discipline. Fushimi is unavailable until the Oct. 30 home game against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings. The former Victoria Royals forward has no points in his last three games after starting the season with goals in each of his first three games.
Cam Kovesdi leads the Braves in scoring with four goals and nine assists in nine games.