Submitted by W. George Elliott
Copyright 2016 Similkameen Gazette
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Posse Tame Coyotes
PHOTO CAPTION: The stands at Princeton Arena were filled with Posse player families including Posse Moms in white team jerseys. Photo: W. George Elliott
In what had been promoted as a “Family Weekend” the Princeton Posse hockey club hosted a family meet and greet the afternoon of October 22nd. Roughly 98% of the players had family in attendance and that trickled into Princeton Arena where the Posse hosted Osoyoos Coyotes later that evening.
In fact, the “Posse Moms” were so loud, there was no way of ignoring their presence or the excitement they brought to a rather full arena.
Princeton scored first at 11:51 with a goal credited to Tristyn Olson. He was assisted by Anders Saarela. The Posse added another one at 6:05 from Drew Carter who was helped by Tristyn Olson and Morton Johnston. Princeton finished the first period with a 3-0 lead with another goal with 35-seconds left.
Tristyn Olson took a pass from Anders Saarela and glided behind the Coyote net coming out the left side, losing his balance and sending a ‘wrap-around’ shot with barely any stick on it but there was enough room at the post for it to trickle in. Kole Halvorson got the second assist.
The second period saw Osoyoos play a little bit of ‘catch up’ scoring their first goal of the game at 11:46 (Carter Robinson from Daniel Stone and Judd Repole). The Posse scored once more – on the power play – at 3:59. Credit went to Morton Johnston with assists awarded to Anders Saarela and Noah Brusse. The Coyotes added one more at 3:11 (Kaleb Comishin from Hunter Johnson and Connor Onstein).
After two periods Princeton was leading 4-2. The Coyotes, however, were leading on shots on goal with 33-12.
Princeton added their fifth goal at 17:19 of the third period. Joshua Dickson scored it with help from Linden Gove and Owen Hart. Osoyoos pulled their goalie in the final minutes and scored with the extra man with 1:03 to play (Austin Cleaver from Judd Repole and Jackson Glimpel).
Final Score: Princeton 5, Osoyoos 3. Shots on Goal: Osoyoos 50, Princeton 21. Penalties in Minutes: Princeton 2 for 6-minutes, Osoyoos 2 for 4-minutes.