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Braves Make Roster Moves Prior to Game With Kerry Park

The Saanich Braves announced a number of roster moves Friday in advance of their game with the Kerry Park Islanders.  The team has released forwards Kyle Smeding and Mike Affleck, as well as goaltender Nick Dueck.  Joining the team are goaltender Brandon Ward, acquired from the Nanaimo Buccaneers and Kurtis Coburn and Ryan Friesen, both acquired from the Sicamous Eagles of the KIJHL.

Smeding saw action in 3 games for the Braves, scoring a goal and no assists.  Affleck played in 2 games and did not register a point.  Dueck made the start in 3 of the Braves 4 games to date, going 0-3 and surrendering 16 goals on 113 shots.

The 5'10" 160 lb. Ward, a native of Vacaville, California, comes to the Braves after going 2-0 with the Buccaneers, with a 1.50 goals against average and a .948 save percentage.  His wins came against Oceanside and Comox.  Coburn, a 5-11, 168 lb defenceman and Friesen, a 5'9" 168 lb. forward saw limited action with Sicamous, neither appearing in the Eagles' first three games of the season.



Braves Fall to Undefeated Wolves

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart - The Westshore Wolves put a damper on the pomp and circumstance surrounding the Saanich Braves home opener by coming away with a 6-2 victory in VIJHL action Friday night at Pearkes Arena in Saanich.

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Braves Claim Moral Victory in Loss to Cougars

Story and Photo by Christian J. Stewart  - Despite a 5-0 loss to the Victoria Cougars in VIJHL action on Thursday night, the Saanich Braves left Archie Browning Arena in Esquimalt feeling a little bit better about themselves than they did a week ago at the same time.

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Heartbreak for Braves as They Fall to Wolves in OT

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart - The Westshore Wolves overcame an early third-period 4-1 deficit, scoring three third period goals and then getting the winner from Cory Hatcher with 14.7 seconds left in the first overtime to defeat the Saanich Braves 5-4 Wednesday night in VIJHL action at The Q Centre in Victoria.

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Young Braves Struggle in Opener Against Cougars

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart - If the Saanich Braves want to know what it will take to have success in the VIJHL this season, they need look no further than the team across the ice from them on Thursday night at Archie Browning Arena, as the Victoria Cougars were in mid-season form, outshooting the Braves 47-8 and handing the Braves a 9-0 loss in the VIJHL season opener for both teams.

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