Vees remain perfect at home with win over Spruce Kings

Easton Brodzinski nets winner, while Scott Conway and Dante Fabbro have big performances in Vees win over Prince George

  • Oct. 16, 2015 10:00 a.m.
PENTICTON VEES FORWARD Demico Hannoun takes a wild swing as he tries to beat Prince George Spruce Kings' Stephen Penner (3) to a loose puck. Hannoun had a goal and an assist in a Vees 5-2 win at the South Okanagan Events Centre Friday night.

PENTICTON VEES FORWARD Demico Hannoun takes a wild swing as he tries to beat Prince George Spruce Kings' Stephen Penner (3) to a loose puck. Hannoun had a goal and an assist in a Vees 5-2 win at the South Okanagan Events Centre Friday night.

Three unanswered goals against the Prince George Spruce Kings solidified a 5-2 win for the Penticton Vees Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Easton Brodzinski’s first of two goals with two seconds remaining in the second period was the winner for the home side, who improve to 6-0 at home and extend their winning streak to 11.

The Vees hit the scoresheet first late in the opening frame when Scott Conway buried his 11th goal of the season past Liam McCloskey with 26 seconds remaining in the period on the man advantage. In the second period, the teams traded goals with Spruce King Braden Epp netting the equalizer at 4:22. Demico Hannoun then put the Vees back ahead by a goal at 15:26 on a setup by Luke Voltin, collecting his first point as a Vee, and Colton Poolman. It was Hannoun’s second goal of the season. More than two minutes later, the Spruce Kings got back on even terms on a power-play goal by Bryan Basilico.

In the final frame, Benjamin Brar gave the Vees a two-goal cushion with his second of the season at 14:38, finishing off a play started by Poolman and Dante Fabbro. Brodzinski then iced the game with an empty net tally at 19:38. That was Brodzinski’s eighth goal of the season.

Zachary Driscoll picked up his second win against the Spruce Kings turning aside 20 shots. McCloskey finished with 31 saves. Conway had three points, as did Fabbro, who collected three assists.

The Vees, who are fifth in the Canadian Junior Hockey League rankings, played before a crowd of 2,114. The Vees are back in action at home Saturday at 6 p.m. against the Langley Rivermen. The Rivermen picked up a 5-1 win in Trail.

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