In his last game against
the Vee’s Cavin Tilsley was tasked with shutting down Tyson Jost, who is
likely going to be drafted in the first round this year for the NHL. Tilsley a
fellow ’98 forward did a magnificent job, and didn’t allow Jost to record a
single point. Likely after his first game with success, Tilsley will be tasked
with Jost once again. The task will be even greater this time around, as Jost
had a scoring streak snapped against Prince George, so he will be out for revenge.
With the last change on home ice, Penticton will be able to get Jost out
against different checkers as well.
Coming off committing to
Boston University, Dante Fabbro might have some weight off his shoulders
after finally coming to a decision. That’s a scary thought, as the defender
already has 16 points in 10 games. He’s also gone eight consecutive games with
a point, and had three points (one goal, two assists) in his game this year
against the Spruce Kings, and that was while playing with a sore leg after
blocking a number of shots the night before.
He only had a single
point against Prince George the last time they met, and you can bet Scott
Conway will want even more this time around. He’s the second highest
scoring player on the Vees roster with 20 points, and holds the highest scoring
streak in the league with points in ten straight games.
In the Standings:
As per usual, the
Penticton Vees are dominating the BCHL. They are tied for the most goals in the
BCHL, and have a game in hand over Nanaimo who have two more. Since losing 4-1
to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks to start their season off, the Vees have allowed
three goals against twice, and all other games kept the opponents scoring to
two goals or less, with those numbers, the team has the fewest goals against in
the BCHL. To boot, the team is on a 10 game winning streak after losing their
Special Teams Battle:
The two teams are
literally on opposite sides of the spectrum on each set of special teams. The
Penticton Vees have the 3rd best power play, and the Spruce Kings
have the 3rd worst. The Vees have the 2nd best PK in the
league, and the Spruce Kings are second last. Prince George is on the upswing
for both categories, and had a power play goal against Penticton the last time
around, but will be in for a big challenge from the powerhouse Vees.
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