A one game weekend yielded satisfying results for the Sicamous Eagles. The Junior B Eagles were at the Princeton and District Arena Oct. 18 to face off against the Princeton Posse and won 5-0.
An early goal in the first period by the Eagles James Lalikeas from Logen Mitchell and Trysten Brookman, wasn’t a good omen for Posse fans. While both teams managed about the same number of shots on net throughout the contest, Cole Steinke was a wall behind the Eagles crease throughout the evening, while his teammates were the only ones finding the back of the net.
Second period saw Jaxo Danilec add a goal to Sicamous’ tally, assisted by Cole Nisse, at 13:58, followed soon after with a marker by Own Spannier, assisted by Jaimes Guidon.
An early power play conversion for the Eagles kciked off the third frame, with Brandon Pelletier potting a single assisted by Danilec and Nisse. Minutes later, Danilec added his second goal of the game, assisted by Brayden Haskell and Cole Steinke. It would be the last goal of the game, making it a 5-0 shutout for the Eagles.
The game wasn’t a tidy affair, with both teams racking up several penalties, particularly in the first and second frames, including a 10-minute misconduct call for Sicamous’ Andrew Berkelaar and Princeton’s Trevor Gulenchyn in the second period, and head contact major for Guidon in the third period.
With the win over Princeton, the Eagles find themselves slotted in second place with 14 points in the Doug Birks division, trailing only division-leading Revelstoke Grizzlies with 16 points. Next up for the Eagles is road game Oct. 25 against the Kelowna Chiefs, with a home game the folowing day as the Eagles host the Osoyoos Coyotes.