The Lake Cowichan Johel Bros. Peewee team squares off against the Nanaimo Pirates at their first game of the season at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Saturday Sept. 22. The Lakers walked away with a 6-3 victory over the Pirates. Their next games will be this coming Saturday

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First game of the season:Lake Cowichan Johel Brothers Peewee Lakers faced off against the Nanaimo Pirates.

In their first game of the season, the Lake Cowichan Johel Brothers Peewee Lakers faced off against the Nanaimo Pirates.

The team started off a little tentative and they were being matched goal for goal by the Pirates. But in the third period they seemed to step it up a notch and scored three goals to finish the game 6-3 Lakers.

“We have a really strong team this year. We seem to be coming together. We have a lot of first year players,” said coach Greg Clayton.

For the game, the team was missing a few of its second year players due to a referee course that was taking place in the multi-purpose room upstairs in the arena.

Though both coaches, Clayton and Mark Martin, say that last year they beat the Pirates most of the time, Clayton doesn’t discount their talent.

“I think Nanaimo probably has better team play than us, but we had sharp shooters and people that kept going after the puck.”

Luke Weirsma filled as goalie for the game and, according to Clayton, did a great job.

“He very rarely plays goal but he did an amazing job. And considering it was our first game of the season, our team really clicked.”

The next games for the Johel Bros. Lakers is this coming Saturday at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena.

 

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