Nanaimo Buccaneers player Dawson Heathcote

Nanaimo Buccaneers player Dawson Heathcote

Buccaneers looking to build on win

The Nanaimo Buccaneers take on the North Division-leading Campbell River Storm on Thursday (Oct. 6) in VIJHL action.

The Nanaimo Buccaneers, coming off an encouraging win, will try to raise their game another level.

The Bucs take on the North Division-leading Campbell River Storm on Thursday (Oct. 6) in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action.

Nanaimo won its most recent game against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings by a 6-1 count.

“Now the team knows what we need to do to be able to have success in the league and hopefully that translates to a good start against Campbell River,” said Dan Lemmon, Bucs coach.

He noted that the Storm play a different sort of forechecking system that his Bucs will need to keep in mind.

“The game planning is a little bit different with Campbell River, but some of the principles like getting pucks in deep, getting pucks out of our zone, having a good start, playing a full 60, all of those things are relevant,” Lemmon said.

GAME ON … The Bucs and Storm face off Thursday at 7:15 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The teams play a rematch Friday up Island.

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