Vees torch Eagles for 21 goals in home-and-home

Penticton Vees hammer Surrey Eagles 10-0 and 11-0 in back-to-back B.C. Hockey League games.

A 10-0 loss would be tough to take for any B.C. Hockey League team. To lose 11-0 to the same team two nights later is downright humiliating.

That’s what happened to the Surrey Eagles at home on Wednesday night, and on the road Halloween night, as they were victimized by the league-leading Penticton Vees, who recorded their 12th straight win.

Veteran Cam Amantea led the 15-1 Vees with a Halloween hat trick, his first goals of the season. Jack Ramsey and Riley Alferd chipped in with deuces. Brendan Barry made 23 stops for his first BCHL shutout.

Penticton boasts a remarkable plus-47 goal differential through 16 games. Surrey (3-10-0-3) has lost five straight.

In other Interior Division action Friday, Jason Cotton netted the OT winner as the West Kelowna Warriors shaded the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-3 at the Shaw Centre.

The host Trail Smoke Eaters parlayed a 4-1 second-period lead into a 7-5 win over the Merritt Centennials at Cominco Arena.

Idle Friday, the Vernon Vipers (7-5-0-1) entertained Merritt (9-6) Saturday. Trail (8-5) visits Kal Tire Place Wednesday (7 p.m.).


Vernon Morning Star