Aydar Suniev’s two goals propelled the Penticton Vees to a 3-2 victory — their sixth overall — on home ice Friday (March 4), helping the team defeat the Prince George Spruce Kings. (PHOTO: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Aydar Suniev’s two goals propelled the Penticton Vees to a 3-2 victory — their sixth overall — on home ice Friday (March 4), helping the team defeat the Prince George Spruce Kings. (PHOTO: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees top Prince George 3-2, set for ‘Pink The Rink’ game on Saturday

The Vees will host the Trail Smoke Eaters at the S. Okanagan Events Centre Saturday (March 5)

A fast start from the Prince George Spruce Kings on Friday night (March 4) wasn’t enough to defeat the red-hot Penticton Vees at the South Okanagan Events Centre in B.C. Hockey League action (BCHL).

Penticton recorded its sixth straight victory overall, thanks to a game-winning marker by forward Casey McDonald in the third period, solidifying a 3-2 Vees win on home ice.

Prince George took a 1-0 lead into the second period before the Vees struck for three consecutive goals during the next two frames.

McDonald’s game-winning goal, an empty-netter late in the third frame, came after Aydar Suniev’s multi-goal effort in the middle period.

The Spruce Kings added a late goal with just seconds left to play in the game after McDonald’s 16th goal of the season.

Goaltender Carter Serhyenko faced only 19 shots in the Penticton crease, making 17 saves and collecting his sixth win in the process.

The Vees (38-7-0-2) have lost just once since Jan. 21, falling only to those same Spruce Kings previously on Feb. 19.

Currently sitting at the top of the BCHL’s Interior Conference, Penticton will play just seven more games before its regular-season schedule wraps up on March 27.

The Trail Smoke Eaters will pay a visit to the SOEC on Saturday night (March 5) to play the streaking Vees on Pink the Rink night.

Fans are encouraged to wear pink shirts in support of the anti-bullying cause.

The Vees will play the Smoke Eaters while wearing pink jerseys that are set to be auctioned off after the game.

People are asked to visit either valleyfirsttix.com or the arena’s box office for tickets.

Puck drop is set for 6 p.m.

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