Submitted by W. George Elliott
Copyright 2017 Similkameen Gazette
Used with permission
Posse Double Knights
Princeton Posse (10-23-1-0-4) hosted North Okanagan Knights (12-23-0-0-1) January 21st in Princeton Arena. The two teams are vying for the final playoff spot in their division.
Princeton drew first blood at 16:03 of the opening period. Owen Hart scored the goal with assistance from Charlie Wilkie. The Knights tied the game with their first goal of the game at 13:57 (Cameron Welch from Dean Whitcomb).
The Knights took the lead at 18:57 of the second period. Jack Berger scored a power play goal and had help from Brady Marzocco and Chris Pedersen. Princeton bounced back to tie the game at 12:31. Drew Carter passed a puck in front of the Knight net to Tristyn Olsen who spun around to get aim on the net and flipped a backhander up and over the shoulder of North Okanagan goalie Daniel Paul. The puck hit the crossbar and fell into the net. Owen Reith gave Princeton a 3-2 lead with an unassisted goal at 2:18.
The third period saw Princeton with a 20-second 2-man advantage at 12:16 and they collected a power play goal at 12:06 thanks to Morton Johnston. Assists went to Drew Carter and Anders Saarela. Another Posse goal at 8:58 was waved off by the officials as both Princeton’s Owen Reith and Knight goalie Daniel Paul were in the net.
The Knights pulled their goalie for the final 1:13 of the game where Princeton narrowly added another goalie when a runaway puck rolled past the net just grazing a post.
Final Score: Princeton 4, North Okanagan 2. Shots on Goal: North Okanagan 34, Princeton 28. Penalties in Minutes: North Okanagan 8 for 16-minutes, Princeton 13 for 42-minutes.