Taylor Sanheim celebrates his winning goal for the Penticton Vees against the Cobourg Cougars 3-2 in overtime on May 15 during the 2017 RBC Cup at the Cobourg Community Centre. Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

Sanheim nets OT winner for Vees

Nicholas Jones collects two assists as Vees defeat Cobourg 3-2 in overtime

Taylor Sanheim finished off a Nicholas Jones pass to give the Penticton Vees a 3-2 overtime win over the Cobourg Cougars in the RBC Cup Monday.

Sanheim’s overtime winner came at 6:29 after Jones skated out to the side of the Cougars net. He faked cutting to the front and dished a backhand pass to Sanheim who fired a shot by Stefano Durante. The Cougars goalie stopped 30 shots in the loss.

The Vees opened the scoring 24 seconds into the game when Taylor Ward put a shot on net from the corner that found a way past Durante.

The Cougars weren’t able to strike even until 3:02 remaining in the second period when Spencer Roberts jammed a puck past Mathew Robson following a battle behind the net.

Chris Klack put the Vees ahead by one 2:49 in the final frame when Duncan Campbell fired a point shot that Klack redirected. Jones was credited with the other assist. The Cougars struck again for the equalizer with 3:17 remaining in regulation. On the power play, Brennan Roy was able to bury the puck with the side open. Robson turned aside 31 shots.

Griffin Mendel was named the Vees’ player of the game.

The Cougars were one-for-five on the power play, while the Vees were 0-for-two.

The win improves the Vees to a win and one overtime loss for three points in the standings.

The Vees are next in action Wednesday against the Trenton Golden Hawks at 12:30 p.m. The game can be streamed for free on www.hockeycanada.com.

 

Penticton Vees captain Nicholas Jones couldn’t be slowed by Cougars forward Ryan Casselman. Jones finished with two assists in the win. Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

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