Nanaimo Buccaneers player Dayton Boutilier scores on a slapshot from the point during last Thursday’s game against the Peninsula Panthers at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Nanaimo Buccaneers player Dayton Boutilier scores on a slapshot from the point during last Thursday’s game against the Peninsula Panthers at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Buccaneers hard to beat these days

The Nanaimo Buccaneers (10-1) scored another win Thursday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, coming back to beat the Peninsula Panthers 4-3.

The Nanaimo Buccaneers know how to win hockey games, and it’s serving them well.

The Bucs (10-1) scored another win Thursday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, coming back to beat the Peninsula Panthers 4-3. The home team trailed 3-2 during the second period, but put together strong pressure to end the frame and got rewarded 35 seconds before intermission when Dayton Boutilier’s slapshot from the point found the back of the net.

The Bucs got the go-ahead goal early in the third period from Dan Foglietta and made it stand up.

Will McNamara and Chad Bell scored the other Buccaneers’ goals, Riel Gibson and Garrett Dunlop had two assists apiece and Ryan Waldhaus made 18 saves.

GAME ON … The Bucs visit the Saanich Braves Friday (Oct. 11) and take on the Westshore Wolves on the road Wednesday (Oct. 16). Next home action is Thursday (Oct. 17) when the Bucs host the undefeated Victoria Cougars.