Eagles beat Heat in series of home games

Annual pink jersey auction raises more than $3,200 for fight against cancer

The Sicamous Eagles delivered one win and some exciting play in a series of home games over the weekend.

Friday evening, Oct. 3, saw the Princeton Posse pull into the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre parking lot to face off against the Eagles. The plucky Posse came away from the skirmish with a 4-2 win, despite the home team putting in a polished performance, showing progression in terms of passing and few penalties to boot.

First goal of the game was delivered at 13:34 in the first period: Ty Tippett let out a holler of joy as he put the Eagles on the board assisted by Carter Brown.

The score remained at 1-0 into the first two minutes of second period when the Posse tied the game. The push was on from the Princeton bench as the Eagles found themselves more on the defensive. The Posse would add a second goal before the buzzer.

Third period saw a more aggressive offensive from the Eagles, but they were unable to keep the Posse from adding two more goals. The home team had the last word though, with another goal at the 13:34 mark, this time by Tyler Collens off Eric Bertuzzi.

Saturday, Oct. 3 brought in a Heat wave from Chase. When the two teams hit the ice, fans were treated to a flurry of edge-of-your seat action. Pressure building up in the first period finally broke at the four-minute-mark with a goal by Jordan Sheasgreen off Justin Hodgson and Sebastien Archambault.

A Pat Brady power-play conversion early in the second period put the Heat on the board. But Breckin Erichuk was quick to put Sicamous back in the lead with a goal off Sean Moleschi and Carter Brown.

The Heat’s intensity continued into the third frame, but it was matched by the Eagles’ steely determination to hold on to the win. With just over a minute left in the game and an empty net, Brown potted a power-play conversion off Tippett and Aaron Plessis, sealing the deal with a 3-1 for the Eagles.

Brown was named the game’s first star while netminder Zach Wickson stopped 49 goals throughout the game.

Come Sunday evening, the Heat had rolled out of the Sicamous arena and the Summerland Steam had rolled in. Final buzzer saw the Okanagan visitors on the winning end of a 4-1 decision. Solid play was put in by both teams throughout the game, but the Steam showed why they’re currently on top of the Okanagan conference. The Eagles’ single was scored near the halfway mark in the second period, a power-play conversion by Joel Bourgeios off Plessis and Brown.

Sebastien Archambault was named the game’s first star. Brandon Clark, who had goaltending duties for Sicamous for the entire game, made a respectable 37 saves in net.

The Eagles sported pink jerseys on the weekend as part of their fifth annual cancer fundraiser. The auctioned-off tops earned more than $3,200.

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