The Sicamous Eagles put a chill on the Chase Heat last week, earning a 4-0 win on home ice.
It wasn’t for a lack of effort that the Heat were shut out last Wednesday, Dec. 10. The team managed 27 shots on net, all stopped by Sicamous’ Patrick Kasper, who currently ranks number four among the KIJHL’s best goaltenders. Kasper earned the game’s first star.
On the scoring front, Riley Cardinal was first to light up the board at 16:12 in the first period, assisted by Mathew Deveau and Nathan Grieve. The other three goals were delivered in the second half of the second period. Ben Campbell potted the first off an assist by Samuel Subert, Carter Hansen the second off Nathan Plessis, and Korwin Schewchuk the third off Subert and Riley Jepson.
As for the third period – it’s best left forgotten, being a bit of a gong show with repeated trips to the sin bin for both teams.
On Friday, Dec. 12, the Eagle made a run for the border, or at least Fruitvale, to take on the Beaver Valley Nighthawks. The end result was a 3-1 victory for the home team, with Sicamous’ single coming in the second frame from Owen Rowsell off Braden Lozinski.
Sicamous goalie Olivier Charest – who currently ranks number 10 among his KIJHL peers – was kept busy throughout the contest, stopping 40 out of 43 shots and earning the game’s second star. Penalties weren’t the issue they were on Wednesday.
Saturday night, Dec. 13, the Eagles were at the Grand Forks arena where they battered the Border Bruins with a 4-1 win.
The Bruins’ netminder, Jacob Mullen, was a busy man throughout the game, during which he stopped 50 shots on net. The first one to get by him was delivered halfway through the first period by Justin Wilde off Devyn Myck and Ben Campbell. In the second period, Myck added his second goal of the night off Wilde and Braydon McCarthy. The Eagles’ final two markers were scored at the halfway mark of the third period. The first came from Grieve off Rowsell and Cardinal. The second was from Hansen, assisted by Bradley Whitehead and Plessis. Wilde was named the game’s second star.