Friday, October 17, 2014 - Submitted by W. George Elliott - Similkameen News Leader
Submitted by W. George Elliott Copyright 2014 Similkameen News Leader Used by Permission POSSE EXTEND WINNING STREAK Princeton Posse hosted North Okanagan Knights October 15th as the only mid-week game scheduled in the KIJHL in mid-October. The 5-3-1-2 Posse were coming hot off the heels of a three game winning streak when the 2-5-0-2 Knights arrived in the Similkameen Valley. The first period zipped by and was mostly uneventful with the exception of just three penalties called. The home team scored first, but it wasn’t until 5:56 of the second period. Destin Robinson earned the marker with assistance from teammates Cody Lassiter and Bryan Kromm. The Posse widened their lead at 12:57 of the second period thanks to a goal scored by Colton St. John. Eden Dubchak and Daine Elphicke shared responsibility on helping with the play. Things went sideways with 3:41 left in the game when Princeton’s Erik Dion and North Okanagan’s Trent Redschlag put the officials to work. By the time they had sorted out their notes a total of eight penalties were assessed totaling 43-minutes with Dion and Redschlag collecting most of them. Redschlag left the game with a pair of 10-minute misconducts along with two roughing calls. Dion got one of each with his roughing call worth five minutes. Another Knight player, Dryden Profeit, received two interference infractions. When the game resumed Princeton was still leading North Okanagan 2-0. With 41-seconds left to play the visitors pulled goalie Mitch Profeit for an extra man but Princeton took advantage of the yawning net and popped in a final goal with 27-seconds left in the match. Credit for that goal went to Colton St. John with an assist going to Bryan Kromm. Final score: Princeton 3, North Okanagan 0. Princeton out shot the Knights 32-17 with a dominating 17 shots to 5 in the second period alone. Both teams were unsuccessful on the power play with Princeton missing on four opportunities and North Okanagan failing on two. Penalties in minutes: North Okanagan 8 for 32-minutes, Princeton 4 for 19-minutes.