Some might say the Sicamous Eagles’ Saturday, Nov. 26 win was the result of their energetic presence and maturing team play. Others might chalk it up, at least in part, to the pink jerseys and Movember ’stashes they wore to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and prostate cancer. Whatever it was, the Eagles scored two victories that night: they smothered the Chase Heat with a 6-1 win. The pink jerseys were later auctioned off, raising more than $1,400 to be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Sicamous’ Connor Fynn was first on the board with a goal at 13:59 in the first period, aided by Jagger Bowles and Brendon Wilde. The Eagles continued to dominate play, and were able to find the back of the Chase net three more times before the first period’s end. Goals came from Steven Powers (assisted by Nathan Grieve), Brayden Taekema (Brendan Devries) and Kory Movold (Matt Reed and Daniel Ahnorn). The single Chase marker came between Sicamous’ third and fourth goals.
Come the second frame, the Eagles lost some steam, but still managed to up their lead by one goal, courtesy of Corbin Marcotte, aided by Reed and Movold.
Nathan Grieve took advantage of a power play early in the third period to put in Sicamous’ sixth goal, aided by Brad Crump. First and second game stars went to Movold and Grieve, and Eagles netminder Kris Drott was named third star after stopping 17 of 18 shots.
The following evening, $1 from every Eagles ticket sold went to the Sicamous Lions Club for Timmy’s Christmas Telethon. Karma repaid the team in-kind with a 3-1 win against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.
The one and only goal in the first period was from Connor Buick, assisted by Devries. The score remained 1-0 throughout the second period. Sicamous didn’t waste a power play about midway in the third period, potting two goals back-to-back. The first was from Devries, assisted by Stewart Coyle and Mike Piderman. The second was by Marcotte, aided by Reed and Movold.
This time around, Drott was named the game’s first star, having stopped 34 out of 35 shots on net. Teammates Devries and Buick were named second and third star, respectively.
The only sour note for Sicamous last weekend came on Friday evening in the form of a 6-5 upset to guests the Revelstoke Grizzlies.
Sicamous was first on the board with a goal at 15:46 in the first period by Buick, assisted by Taekema and Devries. Devries followed suit minutes later with Sicamous’ second goal, aided by Buick and Taekema. Revelstoke managed to score late in the frame, putting the score at 2-1 going into the second. Sicamous sandwiched scoring in the second period, with three Revelstoke goals scored in between goals from Fynn and Taekema. Assists were from Reed, Brett Bretitkreuz, Piderman and Buick. The opposite played out in the final frame, with Sicamous’ last goal of the evening, scored by Taekema, flanked by two markers from Revelstoke.
Buick was named second star for the game.
The Eagles start December off with a home game on the 2nd against the Penticton Lakers, followed by another home contest Sunday, Dec. 4 against the Chase Heat. Sunday games start at 2 p.m., otherwise game time is 7 p.m.