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Penticton Vees blank Prince George, record 2nd straight shutout win

First-place Vees hit the road Saturday to visit Merritt Centennials
Penticton Vees goaltender Andrew Ness recorded his first-career BCHL shutout on Friday, Dec. 2, in the team’s 4-0 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)

The Penticton Vees recorded their second consecutive shutout victory Friday, Dec. 1, downing the Prince George Spruce Kings 4-0 and extending their home win streak to 52 games.

Friday’s showdown at the South Okanagan Events Centre comes two nights after the Vees blanked the Trail Smoke Eaters.

Andrew Ness recorded his first-career BCHL shutout on Friday, making 28 saves and defeating Prince George (7-12-3-0) for the third time in 2023-2024.

Penticton (17-1-2-2) used goals from Conyr Hellyer, Billy Renfrew, Brock Reinhart, and Ryan MacPherson.

Co-captain and recently named BCHL all-star Callum Arnott added three assists. The 19-year-old leads the team in scoring with 27 points.

Hellyer scored the game’s eventual game-winner in the first period before Penticton found the back of the net three times on 23 shots in the middle frame.

Renfrew scored his sixth of the season in the second period before setting up Reinhart for the Vees’ third goal of the night three minutes later.

MacPherson capped off Penticton’s offence for the night in the third period.

The Vees hit the road Saturday, Dec. 2, for a showdown with the Merritt Centennials (9-10-3-1).

Penticton is now seven points clear of the Vernon Vipers atop the Interior Division standings.

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