Defensive effort leads Vees past Kings

Tyson Jost collects goal and assists in Vees win over Powell River

PENTICTON VEES goalie benefitted from a strong defence protecting him in a BCHL match against the Powell River Kings Saturday. The former Okanagan Rockets netminder made 13 saves on 14 shots. He faced six in the opening two periods in a 3-1 victory at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

PENTICTON VEES goalie benefitted from a strong defence protecting him in a BCHL match against the Powell River Kings Saturday. The former Okanagan Rockets netminder made 13 saves on 14 shots. He faced six in the opening two periods in a 3-1 victory at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Tyson Jost hammered home the game winner Saturday as the Penticton Vees earned a 3-1 decision against the Powell River Kings.

Already leading 1-0 on a goal by Gabe Bast in the first period, Demico Hannoun, in the second period, stole the puck in a crowd of Kings along the boards and flipped it towards the corner where Patrick Newell grabbed it and spotted Jost racing in from the bench. The 16-year-old dropped his left knee as he wired a shot from the hashmarks off the post on Brett Magnus’ glove side and eventually the puck crossed the line.

In the final frame, Jost was at it again with his magic hands, this time setting up Miles Gendron. The Vees defenceman raced in to join Jost, who showed patience waiting for the Kings defender who dropped to the ice and lobbed a pass from the goal line over to Gendron who made no mistake one-timing it over Magnus’ shoulder.

While having just six shots to show for after two periods, the Kings gave Vees goalie Brendan Barry more action in the third, facing eight shots. They solved Barry on a bad angle shot that squeaked through him at 15:32 to end his shut out bid.

The penalty killing units for both teams were strong going a perfect six-for-six. The Vees earned their 26th win of the season, third in a row, and improved their home record to 13-2-0.

The Vees next home game is next Dec. 14, an afternoon contest against the Chilliwack Chiefs at 3 p.m. It’s the Vees annual Teddy Bear Toss in support of the Salvation Arm. Fans are asked to bring a new or gentle used stuffed toy.

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