Princeton Posse claws Eagles

Princeton Posse beat the Sicamous Eagles 4-3 at a home game.

Princeton Posse hosted Sicamous Eagles Feb. 8 in a mid-week make-up game.

The original match between the teams was postponed from Jan. 20 due to weather conditions.

The first period was mostly a fast-paced back-and-forth battle with both sides trying to read each other in an effort to identify weak spots for future attention.

Princeton penetrated one of those weak spot at 2:59 with a goal scored by Brendan Colter, who was assisted by Blake Roney.

The second period saw Princeton widen their lead at 11:23 when Alex Demchuk took a pass from Curtis Bellamy, snuck his way pass the Sicamous defence and shifted to the stick side of Eagle goalie Kris Drott. Demchuk then flipped the puck up and over Drott’s left shoulder with such force it shook the entire webbing of the net when it reached the top corner.

Then it was the Eagles’ turn.

Sicamous scored a power play goal at 8:19 (Steven Powers from Jameson Stoski and Nathan Grieve) and tied the game at 2-all at 6:56 (Brett Trofanenko from Connor Buick and Brayden Taekema).

After 40 minutes it was clear that both sides had a pretty good read on each other.

The third period saw Princeton crank things up a notch and break the tie at 19:44 with a quick goal from Kurtis Bond. Alex Demchuk earned an assist.

Then Princeton’s Alex Demchuk showed everyone in Princeton Arena why he’s the team points leader by adding another goal at 14:08. Kevin Raimundo and Kurtis Bond each earned assists.

Sicamous added a power play goal at 11:07 (Steven Powers from Nathan Grieve) and pulled their goalie for an extra man with 30 seconds left to play but could not tie the game to force overtime.

Final score: Princeton 4, Sicamous 3. Shots on goal: Sicamous 36, Princeton 33. Penalties in minutes: Princeton 8 for 16-minutes, Sicamous 6 for 12-minutes.