Bradly Nadeau scored twice, his brother, Josh, added two assists and the Penticton Vees recorded their fourth-straight victory with a 5-1 win against the Cranbrook Bucks on Family Day at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
The brothers led the way for Penticton (39-3-0-1) on Monday, Feb. 20, combining for three goals and six points in front of more than 3,600 fans.
In a battle between the Interior Conference’s first and second-place teams, the Vees scored four unanswered goals in the middle frame to take a 5-1 lead after the Bucks’ Jack Silich found the back of the net early in the period.
Three of Pentciton’s four goals in the second period came via the power play.
Cranbrook’s (29-12-1-2) Jaxon Fuder was assessed a five-minute blow-to-the-head major penalty midway through the frame, setting up the Nadeau brothers to combine for three goals in succession.
Bradly now has eight points in his last four contests, while Josh extended his goal streak to three games.
Although there was no scoring on either side in the third period, the Bucks were issued their second five-minute major penalty of the game when forward Luke Pfoh was called for roughing.
Luca Di Pasquo made 18 saves, recording his league-leading 28th win in the process.
Along with the Nadeau brothers, Dovar Tinling and Owen Simpson found the back of the net for Penticton.
The Vees are back in action Friday, Feb. 24, when they host the Wenatchee Wild.
After the game’s final horn, the Vees invited the community for a skate at the SOEC in the spirit of Family Day.
Players were seen signing autographs and taking photos with families during the meet-and-greet opportunity while Harvee the mascot delighted fans as well.