Friday, 9 October 2015

Vees 4 - Warriors 3 (OT)

The Warriors dropped their 2nd overtime game in a row on Friday night, as Tyson Jost had 3 goals and Scott Conway got the winner just 13 seconds into the extra frame.

The Warriors had a good solid start to the hockey game, out-shooting the Vees over the first period, and had a couple great chances. There were big rebound available for the Warriors in the opening 20, with Garrett Forster finally finding one and giving West Kelowna a 1-0 lead.

The Vees answered back as Tyson Jost had a shot go off his skate and into the back of the net to tie the game at 1. Jost didn't even know the puck was shot from my angle, and definitely no distinct kicking motion as it hit the outside of the skate.

Jost's 2nd came on a nice cross-crease pass to give the Vees the lead, but the Warriors erased that in a 36 second span late in the 2nd.

Liam Blackburn scored on the power-play with Demico Hannoun off for high sticking, before Kylar Hope went in on a breakaway and beat Zach Driscoll upstairs to make it 3-2.

The Warriors also had a goal disallowed in the period, as the officials determined the puck was directed in purposely off the inner skate blade of Quin Foreman.

Penticton tied the game just 26 seconds into the 3rd period, as Jost's shot through traffic beat Ploszaj.

The key moment in the 3rd was actually a penalty kill for the Warriors, as they killed off a pair of penalties including a 4-minute call to Liam Blackburn for high-sticking.

Getting to overtime was bittersweet for as the Warriors felt they controlled the game 5 on 5 for the most part. A couple bounces the other way and that changes things.

In overtime, Scott Conway scored off the rush as he beat Ploszaj on the glove side. 

It's a quick turn around of sorts for the Warriors, as they'll take on the island leading Powell River Kings on Saturday night. The Kings won in OT against Coquitlam Friday.

Look for the game preview at 11 am here on Battle Cries.

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