Vees score touchdown to down BCHL Kings

Vees win led by captain Brad McClure's two-goal, five point effort

The Penticton Vees snapped a five-game winless streak on the road Friday with a 7-3 victory in Powell River over the Kings at Hap Parker Arena.  It was the Vees’ first away from the South Okanagan Events Centre since Sept. 14.

The Kings scored first on the power play as Drew Dorantes squeezed a shot from the bottom of the left-circle through Olivier Mantha at 6:10. The Vees responded with the own power play marker less than four minutes later when Max Coatta cashed in a rebound for his 10th goal of the season. Nine minutes later, the Vees grabbed their first lead and never looked back. Matt Serratore broke into the Kings zone on a two-on-one rush with Travis Blanleil. Attempting to centre a pass to Blanleil, the puck banked of the defenceman’s skate and in.

In the second period, the Vees erupted for four goals by Blanleil, Cam Amantea and Brad McClure with two, giving him 12 on the season. Kings goalie Jonah Imoo was pulled in favor of affiliate player Stefan Worning.

Jack Ramsey helped match a season high output for the Vees when he netted the seventh goal midway through the final frame. The Kings managed to scored two late goals by Luke Nogard and Aiden Wright.

Mantha finished with 27 saves. McClure finished with a game-high two goals and five points, Brett Beauvais four assists and Max Coatta with a goal and two points.

The Vees play the Nanaimo Clippers tonight.

 

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