One goal was all the Penticton Vees needed on Friday night.
However, they cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Merritt Centennials at the South Okanagan Events Centre in British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) action.
Penticton (13-2-0-0) captain Fin Williams was credited with the game-winning goal early in the first period and from there, the Vees never looked back.
The Vees outshot the Centennials 52-22 over the course of the showdown in Penticton, with the home side spending much of the second period on the power play.
Despite being not being nearly as busy as his counterpart, Vees goaltender Kaeden Lane stopped everything that came his way and posted his seventh career BCHL shutout.
Friday night’s game was originally scheduled for Nov. 17 but after the devastating floods in the Merritt area, the game was pushed back nine days. Along with the 2,500 Vees fans in attendance on Friday, the Merritt Jr. U13 rep team took in the action in a luxury suite courtesy of the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Among the other goal scorers on Friday included Casey McDonald, Brett Moravec, Josh Nadeau, Ethan Mann and Luc Wilson.
Penticton’s win against Merritt was the team’s fifth victory in a row.
The Vees will aim for another win Saturday night, Nov. 27, when they hit the road and visit the Vernon Vipers (4-8-3-2).
Saturday night’s showdown marks the restart of the Vees’ road trip, which was put on hold due to the make-up home game against the Centennials on Friday.