Eagles Gain Ground on Storm in Race for Playoffs

The Sicamous Eagles blew away the Kamloops Storm with a 7-4 home game win last weekend. The Eagles came into the Sunday, Feb 9 home game against the Storm fresh off a 7-3 beating served to them by the 100 Mile House Wranglers Feb 7.

The Storm potted the first goal of the game off the stick of Brendan Mucha, but the rest of the period was the Jaxon Danilec and Brandon Pelletier show. Danilec scored his first of the game (assisted by Cole Nisse and Brandon Pelletier) and then just over a minute later, was credited with the assist as Pelletier solved the opposing goalie making the score 2-1 Eagles (assists to Danilec and Evan Vasarhely). Danilec and Pelletier put up another goal each later in the period to give the Eagles a commanding three goal lead after 20 minutes (assists to Brayden Haskell X 2, Logen Mitchell and Danilec).
The Storm made up some ground in the slower middle frame with a goal from Harrison Ewert. Koltin Dodge had started the game in between the pipes for the Eagles but was sent to the dressing room on a game misconduct after getting into a fight with the Storms Hayden Dick. Cole Steinke took over in net.
Therann Kincross of the Storm made it a close 4-3 game once again with a power play goal early in the third frame. James Pedersen tallied up a fifth goal for the Eagles on a power play of their own (assisted by Malik Kaddoura and Trevor Ebeling). Malik Kaddoura stretched the Eagles lead to 6-3 (assists from Danilec and Mitchell), but the Storm were not beaten yet as shown by a short handed goal from Brendan Kirschner. Kaddoura put the game away with an unassisted empty netter to make the final score 7-4 Eagles.

Following the win, the Eagles are still behind the Storm by seven points in the standings as both teams try to secure the last Doug Birks division playoff berth before the end of the regular season. The Eagles next game versus the Strom is on Friday, Feb 14, at Kamloops Memorial Arena. After that, the Eagles will play in Chase on Feb 15 and 21 before closing out the season at home on Feb 22 against the 100 Mile House Wranglers.

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