O’Donnell pushes Vees past Grizzlies with five-point game

A two-goal, five point effort by Penticton Vees forward Brendan O’Donnell helped the Vees get past the visiting Victoria Grizzlies 6-3 on Tuesday night.

  • Oct. 27, 2010 12:00 p.m.

A two-goal, five point effort by Penticton Vees forward Brendan O’Donnell helped the Vees get past the visiting Victoria Grizzlies 6-3 on Tuesday night.

The Grizzlies jumped out to a two-goal lead thanks to power play markers by David Morley and Joel Lowry. O’Donnell’s first goal of the game put the Vees within one before the opening period ended.

After killing off four minutes of penalties resulting from Logan Johnston’s fisticuffs, Joey Laleggia tied the game at 10:09 on a 5-on-3 advantage with a delayed penalty on the way. On that advantage, Vees defenceman Troy Stecher popped his second goal of the season on a slap shot set up by Laleggia and Joey Holka to give the Vees a 3-2 lead. The Vees put a cushion on their lead on O’Donnell’s second of the game. The Grizzlies scored shorthanded three minutes later, but shortly after that 4-3 goal, Holka made it 5-3 on the power play then Mark MacMillan sealed it with his first of the season.

A crowd of 1,209 at the South Okanagan Events Centre was on hand to watch the Vees take a two-point lead on the Trail Smoke Eaters for top spot in the Interior Conference.

Next action for the Vees is on Friday against the Salmon Arm SilverBacks, which is the final, game where kids and students can get free admission.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult, while students are asked to bring ID. Fans are encouraged to redeem their free tickets for the October home games on non-game days to avoid delays at the box office.

Just Posted

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

Local athletes prepare for BC Summer Games

Twenty-one local young athletes will head to the BC Summer Games next month

Vees Tychonick selected by Senators in NHL entry draft

Penticton defenceman represented Canada twice last season in international competition.

Auntie Says: Watch out world — here comes the 2018 grad class

Donning that cap and gown is significant in that it is the beginning of a life full of choice

Kelowna culinary student cooks her way to Italy

Okanagan College’s Erin MacDougall has won an expenses-paid trip after winning cooking competition

VIDEO: Canadian toddler caught practising hockey skills in crib

Eli Graveline is getting praise from far and wide as the internet freaks out of cute throwback video

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

Cozy Bay to close

Summerland seafood restaurant’s lease will not be renewed

In a matter of hours, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive

Change was announced as a royal decree in 2017 by Crown Prince Mohammen bin Salman

Feds announce measures to protect endangered whale species

Canada’s Whale Initiative is part of the federal government’s $1.5 billion Ocean Protection Plan

Reported stabbing in Lake Country

Police are believed to be investigating after a reported stabbing at a house party Friday night

COC session vote approves Calgary as potential host for 2026 Olympics

Scott Hutcheson, chair of Calgary’s Olympic bid corporation — called vote a positive step forward

Most Read