Kerry Park eliminate Saanich Braves first round of playoffs

Kerry Park Islanders and Victoria Cougars advance to second round of VIJHL playoffs

It was a sudden ending to the Saanich Braves’ best VIJHL season in years as the Kerry Park Islanders eliminated the Braves with a 7-0 shutout in Game 6 in Kerry Park on Saturday, winning the series 4-2.

The Braves didn’t score a goal in the final two games, losing 3-0 in Game 5 on Thursday. Islanders goalie Rhett Rook finished with back-to-back shutouts.

On Saturday, the Islanders scored once in the first and once in the second, then capitalized on special teams play with two power play goals and a shorthanded marker as the Islanders scored five goals in the third period.

The Islanders will face the Victoria Cougars in the Round 2 VIJHL semifinal, as the latter defeated the Westshore Wolves in six games. The Campbell River Storm will face the Nanaimo Buccaneers in the North division semifinal.


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