Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Submitted by W. George Elliott - Similkameen News Leader
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CATS DRAG POSSE INTO OT
Princeton Posse hosted Creston Valley Thunder Cats September 26th. The Posse had a 2-1-1 record at this point and looked stronger on paper than the 1-3 Cats but both teams ended up battling in a scoreless game after two periods in Princeton Arena. In fact, aside from the time clock, the only lights that got a work out in the first forty minutes of play were the ones used to count down penalties. The first period saw only three minors called, with Princeton leading 2-1 in the penalty box. The second period saw a shift with a total of six penalties called with Creston taking four of them. Oddly enough, a fight between Princeton’s Daine Elphicke and Creston’s Dylan Hogue with 1:36 left in the frame kept statisticians, penalty box volunteers and the timekeeper much busier than they had been throughout the majority of this game. The scoreboard started to light up in the third period when Princeton broke the scoreless tie at 7:49 (Thomas Cankovic from Eden Dubchak and Estevan Hale) but Creston tied the game at 1-1 exactly 1:01 later with a goal scored by Justin Post. Tyler Fyfe was awarded an assist on the play. The game slipped into overtime and ended just about as quickly when Creston’s Austin Steger scored the winning goal. Marcel Fuchs got an assist. Princeton out shot Creston 36-23 and both teams were unsuccessful on the power play (Princeton had 4 to Creston’s 3). However, Creston did lead in penalties 6-5 (23-minutes to 21-minutes). Final score: Creston 2, Princeton 1 (OT).