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Vees trump Smoke Eaters in overtime shootout

The teams will face off again tonight at 7 p.m. at Cominco Arena

The Penticton Vees came out on top last night in a shootout against the Trail Smoke Eaters, despite a penalty in overtime.

The first period saw no goals for either team, with shots 9-8 for the Smoke Eaters.

Trail would get into some penalty trouble in the second, getting called for roughing after whistle and then too many men on the ice a minute later. At the end of the Vees’ lengthy 5-on-3 powerplay, Ryan Sandelin was able to charge to the front of the net with the puck.

At first it was swept away from the goal line, but Sandelin was able to push it past Adam Marcoux giving Vees a 1-0 lead. This score would hold into the third.

The Smoke Eaters tied things up two minutes into the third when Carter Jones was able to fire a shot off the rush just inside the Vees line, beating Jack LaFontaine.

Trail went on to take two goalie interference penalties, the second with just a minute left in the third, which resulted in Max Kryski being ejected and given a one-game suspension due to taking the second goalie interference of the night.

The Vees were unable to make use of their power play despite numerous chances. It was their turn to be shorthanded when Andre Ghantous was called for interference 1:19 after the power play ended, but were able to kill this penalty sending the game into a shootout.

After each team’s first three shooters were denied, Sandelin and Trail’s Owen Ozar both scored. The next round of shooters were also blocked, but Jackson Niedermayer was able to shoot the puck into the top corner over Marcoux’s blocker.

LaFontaine made an impressive save against Tyler Ghirardosi, giving Vees the win. The Penticton Western News was in attendance last night, raising just under $600 for Cassidy Bowes’ ongoing kids cancer research fundraiser.

The teams will face off again at Cominco Arena tonight at 7 p.m. to finish the home-and-home series.

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