Photo Credit: Tami Quan Photography
February 9th, 2020
PENTICTON, B.C. – A great start for the Warriors still wasn’t enough as the Vees storm back and sweep the season series after a 5-4 overtime win Sunday afternoon.
The Warriors got off two a great start to the period with Tyler Cristall left all alone near the crease accepting a John Evans pass scoring his 15th of the season to make it 1-0. The Vees would tie it up quickly after Jackson Niedermayer pushed Warriors defender Addison Macey into his own net allowing David Silye to put one past Johnny Derrick who was out of position. There was no penalty for interference on the play. The Warriors would regain the lead later on after Holden Kodak would win a faceoff and skate right into the Vees crease beating Vees goalie Yaniv Perets to give the Warriors a 2-1 lead heading into the second period.
The second period was all Vees. First, the Vees would score on the power play after Connor Hutchison would fire a slap shot past Johnny Derrick from the right side circle to tie the game at two. Only minutes later the Warriors would get caught in their own zone allowing Nico Somerville to find an open Jackson Niedermayer to give the Vees a 3-2 lead heading into the dressing room.
The Warriors came out strong in the third period. Things kicked off with a power play goal from Tyler Cristall scoring his second of the game to tie it up at 3. The Warriors didn’t stop there. After Addison Macey managed to keep the puck inside the Vees zone we would fire a slap shot off the boards which would redirect to the stick of Carter Wilkie and in to give the Warriors a 4-3 lead. The Vees would tie it up after Jackson Niedermayer won a foot race in the neutral zone getting passed Skyler Cameron and beating Johnny Derrick to tie the game up and send it to overtime.
In the extra frame the Warriors would get a power play opportunity but Yaniv Perets stood tall keeping the game tied up. Once the penalty expired the Vees went to work inside the Warriors end. Connor Hutchison fresh out of the box would go behind Johnny Derrick and centre a pass to Nico Somerville who beat Johnny Derrick to give the Vees a 5-4 OT victory.
Final shots on goal: 41-37 in favor of the Vees.
- PEN F Jackson Niedermayer (2G-1A)
- PEN F David Silye (1G-1A)
- WKW F Tyler Cristall (2G)
Fortis Energy Player of the Game:
PEN D Ethan Martini
The Warriors next game is Wednesday February 12th versus the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Puck drop 7:00pm from the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm. This game will be streamed on Hockey TV and will be broadcast on the Warriors radio network on Mixlr.