Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Submitted by W. George Elliott - Similkameen News Leader
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POSSE EDGE HEAT
Princeton Posse finished their opening weekend of the 2014/15 KIJHL Regular Season 1-1. After losing to Golden Rockets in their first game on September 12th, Princeton bounced back to push Chase Heat into a more physical game. Princeton’s Kurtis Klinger put the Posse on the scoreboard first with a goal at 3:54 of the first period. Assists went to Bryan Kromm and Tyler Ehlers. Chase tied the game at 10:39 of the second period with a power play goal (Travis Baeublen from Wesley Matsuda and Alex Durbeniuk). The Heat took the lead at 6:49 with another power play goal (Jordan Passmore from Cody Hodges and Connor Venne). The Posse tied the game up at 2-all at 12:22 of the third period when Kurtis Klinger scored his second goal of the game with assistance from Craig Thompson and Colton St John. Princeton took the lead just 13-seconds later when Bryan Kromm scored. Assists went to Tyler Ehlers and Destin Robinson. Princeton extended their lead to 4-2 at 7:19 with a goal scored by Eden Dubchak with assists going to Thomas Cankovic and Colton St. John. The Heat bounced back with a power play goal with 1:02 left in the game scored by Connor Venne who had help from Kaleb Boyle and Jordan Passmore. Princeton had eight penalties in the game for a total of 16-minutes while Chase had only five penalties for 10-minutes. Chase went 3 for 5 on the power play with Princeton finishing 0 for 2. Chase out shot Princeton 28-19. Final score: Princeton 4, Chase 3.