Buccaneers back on track

The Nanaimo Buccaneers scored four third-period goals and beat the Peninsula Panthers by a 5-1 score Thursday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Nanaimo Buccaneers player Owen Dalman looks to control the puck during Thursday's game against the Peninsula Panthers at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

The Nanaimo Buccaneers hope that an outburst of offence will help them turn their game around.

The Bucs scored four third-period goals and beat the Peninsula Panthers by a 5-1 score Thursday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The win halted a four-game losing streak in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League play.

“We had a little slow bit there. Now we’ll probably get back on our feet here,” said Jared Fedosoff, team captain.

All the goals in the third period were the reward for a night’s work – the Bucs had a slow start in the first period, but played hungry the rest of the game, said coach Derek Bachynski.

“We’ve just got to keep it simple, we’ve got to get pucks deep, work hard and get puck possession down low. We can’t be too fancy with the puck,” said Bachynski. “We’re a hard-working bunch and when we play that way, we’re successful.”

Jordan Levesque, Robert Mitchell, Will McNamara, Fedosoff and David Osborne scored goals and Liam Young made 25 saves for the win.

Through the wins and losses and ups and downs, the coach is seeing progress from his group.

“We’re making strides and we’re improving and we’re learning, so we’ve just got to keep learning and pretty soon we’ll be all on the same page,” he said.

GAME ON … The Bucs host the Oceanside Generals on Thursday (Nov. 13) at 7:15 p.m. at the NIC.


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