The Penticton Vees made good work of their power plays against the Powell River Kings, coming out 5-3 in their home game on Jan. 11. The Vees take on the Nanaimo Clippers again at the SOEC tonight, Jan. 12, with the puck dropping at 6 p.m.

Vees turn out 3 power play goals, top Kings 5-3

The Penticton team has upped its power play work since last week

The Penticton Vees upped their work during power plays after last Friday’s game, scoring three times during the man advantage on Jan. 11 against the Powell River Kings.

On Jan. 5 the Vees were unable to make use of multiple power play opportunities against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, costing them the game in the end with a score of 3-1. It seems they buckled down in practice since then as they came out 5-3 over the Kings at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) thanks to epic power play work.

Related: Vees bested 3-1 by Silverbacks

Eric Linell first put Penticton on the board at 1:27 in the first when he deflected James Miller’s slap shot from the blue line. The King’s Ethan Martini was called prior to this for boarding just 14 seconds after the puck dropped, allowing the Vees to make to take full advantage of their first power play.

Five minutes later, the Kings responded with a goal thanks to Ryan Brushett centring a feed from the left circle. The puck went off of Miller’s skarte and bounced past Derek Krall in net.

Another power play gave Vees the advantage to take the lead once again when Miller was able to fire a wrist shot from the blue line through traffic. The puck floated past Mitch Adamyk in net and marked Miller’s 18th of the season.

The King’s fired back with a power play goal of their own at the end of the period when Levi Glasman sent a wrist shot through the five hole of Krall.

In the second, Miller sent another wrist shot Adamyk’s way with the puck taking flight and hitting the goalie’s mask. Luke Loheit was able to bat it into the net mid-air, restoring the Vees’ lead.

Adamyk doubled-down and turned away multiple shots, keeping the Kings in the game. Ethan Schmunk would go on to tie it up at 10:35 when he pushed the puck past an outstretched Krall at the goal line.

Related: Vees notch up win on the road

Loheit took the puck end to end, racing through the neutral zone and around a defender and then sliding the puck through the five hole of Adamyk. This left the game 3-3 with 4:49 remaining in the second.

Leave it to Peter Muzyka to fire up the crowd; the defenceman delivered three powerful body checks to remind the Kings the game wasn’t over yet.

The crowd was left with deja vu when Linell scored again off of Miller’s rebound from the line during a powerplay 48 seconds into the third. This would end the game’s scoring and the Vees would go 3-for-8 on the man advantage against the Kings.

Tonight, Jan. 12, the Vees will take on the BCHL’s hottest team, the Nanaimo Clippers, at the SOEC at 6 p.m. The Clippers have won their last 10 straight games.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.

Jordyn Thomson | Reporter
JordynThomson 
Send Jordyn Thomson an email.
Like the Western News on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

B.C. wine industry legend Harry McWatters dies

Among his accomplishments, McWatters founded the province’s first estate winery, Sumac Ridge Estate

$250,000 worth of property stolen from Penticton storage

Police are investigating after a possible theft on the weekend

Concern for growing amount of impaired drivers in Penticton

Vehicle rolled three times before coming to a stop in a ditch near Kaleden

Phone scam making its way through the South Okanagan

A telemarketing scam is targeting area residents

Bizarre alleged assault trial where Coalmont’s only payphone destroyed

Not guilty plea to assault charges related to striking man in telephone booth with vehicle

Okanagan-based pop star Andrew Allen is back with a new band

Singer-songwriter Andrew Allen is bringing his new band home for a concert this Friday

B.C. teacher suspended for professional misconduct

Grade 8 shop teacher admits to use of vulgar language and profanities toward students

Northern B.C. double homicide, suspicious death: A timeline of what we know

Two teens from Port Alberni are now wanted Canada-wide in connection to the three deaths

Okanagan man grows tomato with an… unusual shape

The man could only conclude that it was a decidedly “male” tomato.

Provincial health body refuses to release full findings of cancer triage system audit

Information and Privacy Commissioner asked to review redactions

Southern resident killer whale died of blunt trauma, likely from ship

J34 was found more than two years ago near Sechelt, but the necropsy findings have now been released

Supportive housing first step to healing: BC Housing CEO

Shayne Ramsay explains changes to Rutland’s McCurdy development

Central Okanagan motorcycle crash causes two impaired driving investigations

The driver’s injuries, although serious, are not believed to be life-threatening in nature

B.C. rail crossing death highlights risks for people in wheelchairs: watchdog

Transportation Safety Board points to ‘persistent risks faced by persons using assistive devices’

Most Read