Saturday, October 17, 2015

Vees Keep Rolling

                      2                                       Final Score                                       5
Epp, Basilico
Goal Scorers
Conway, Hannoun, Brodzinski (2), Brar
Total Shots
1st Period Shots
2nd Period Shots
3rd Period Shots
1 for 3
Power Play
1 for 4

3rd Star
Benjamin Brar

2nd Star
Colton Poolman

1st Star
Dante Fabbro

Current Record

For the last 16 games in Penticton, Prince George is now 0-13-1-2. The latest setback was a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Penticton Vees.

One big issue, was the team allowed a goal in the last minute in each period. That started when Braiden Epp took an extra two minute penalty when he went to box for roughing with Tyson Jost. Scott Conway was first robbed by Liam McCloskey, but moments got another opportunity, and that time was able to bury one for the first goal of the game. That goal came with 26 seconds left in the first.

Prince George would answer back in the second after a scramble in front where Braiden Epp was able to bat home a rebound in front of the net. Ten minutes later a puck was knocked off the stick of Luke Voltin, and went right to Demico Hannoun who made a perfect backhand shot to go over the shoulder of McCloskey and in for a 2-1 lead. That wouldn’t last long though, as Prince George went to their second power play and were able to capitalize in their third consecutive game while up a man. Bryan Basilico scored, and that was his third goal on the season, with all the goals coming on the man advantage. The back breaker would come when Prince George let in a late goal, with Easton Brodzinski breaking into the slot, and ripping one into the net with 1.9 seconds left on the clock.

Instead of heading to the final intermission with their heads up, the Spruce Kings went out on a low note, and instead of having to win the third by one goal, they needed at least two goals.

The wrong team got two though, as Benjamin Brar scored with five minutes left, and then Easton Brodzinski iced the game with an empty netter.

With three points on the night, Scott Conway joined Tyson Jost at the top of the Vees scoring lead with 23 points on the season. With the win, Penticton is now up to 11 wins in a row.

Turning Point:
Similar to the game against Merritt, the Spruce Kings allowed a very late goal again. It looked like Prince George would head to the third tied at 2, but it turned out that Penticton would score with 1.9 seconds left. Against Merritt the night before, it was 2.2 seconds left in the first when the Spruce Kings allowed a late goal in the first.

Silver Lining:
For the second game in a row, Prince George was able to hold Tyson Jost off the scoresheet. Besides his first game against Salmon Arm, no other team has managed that task. Cavin Tilsley they fellow ’98 forward was tasked with shutting him down again, and managed to get in Jost’s face, and keep him off the scoresheet.


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