West Kelowna Warriors netminder Derrick Johnny watches as this shot goes wide of the net with Penticton Vees Jackson Niedermayer waiting on the doorstep. (Mark Brett - Western News)

West Kelowna Warriors netminder Derrick Johnny watches as this shot goes wide of the net with Penticton Vees Jackson Niedermayer waiting on the doorstep. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Vees win in overtime to clinch Interior Division quarter finals

The Penticton Vees needed overtime to win their quarter final playoff series against West Kelowna

Cason Kosobud’s first goal of the B.C. Hockey League (BCHL) Interior Division quarter final playoffs could not have come at a more opportune time for the Penticton Vees.

The Vee’s defenceman scored what proved to be the game winner just over two minutes into the first sudden death overtime period to lift the Vees to a 5-4 win over the West Kelowna Warriors at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) March 4.

Danny Weight and Jay O’Brien assisted on the goal, shot from the point.

With the victory the Vees clinched the best of seven series five games to one. Their only loss came the night before as the Warriors also won in overtime by a 2-1 margin.

Penticton had Jackson Niedermayer to thank for the opportunity to get to extra time, scoring the tying goal, his second of the playoffs, with just over a minute to go in the game from Steve Holtz and Conner Hutchison.

READ MORE: Penticton Vees drop possible series sweep with overtime loss to Warriors

The Vees were actually trailing heading into the final frame by a 3-2 margin with the visitors netting a pair of unanswered markers from John Evans, a shorthanded goal and Levi Stauber’s first of the playoffs at the 18:20 mark of the second.

Carter Wilkie had the only goal of the first period for West Kelowna.

In the third period, the Vees Colton Kalezic scored a shorthanded goal of his own just over a minute in before Jake Harrison tallied to restore the one goal lead for the visitors.

As they did throughout the series the Vees dominated in the shots-on-goal department, Penticton fired 42 shots on Johnny Derrick who went the distance for the Warriors while Yaniv Perets was tested just 17 times.

The Vees will now await the winner of the Vernon Vipers and Wenatchee Wild series. The Vipers won March 4 to take a 3-1 strangle hold in their series.


 

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Drew Elser watches anxiously on the bench as the Vees try to tie the game in the third period of the March 4 playoff game between the Vees and West Kelowna Warriors. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Drew Elser watches anxiously on the bench as the Vees try to tie the game in the third period of the March 4 playoff game between the Vees and West Kelowna Warriors. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Liam Malmquist raises his arms in celebration of the overtime goal by Carson Kosobud as the Penticton Vees eliminated the West Kelowna Warriors with a 5-1 win March 4 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Liam Malmquist raises his arms in celebration of the overtime goal by Carson Kosobud as the Penticton Vees eliminated the West Kelowna Warriors with a 5-1 win March 4 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Drew Elser is all smiles after the game as the Penticton Vees clinched their first round of the playoffs with a 5-4 win over West Kelowna. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Drew Elser is all smiles after the game as the Penticton Vees clinched their first round of the playoffs with a 5-4 win over West Kelowna. (Mark Brett - Western News)

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