The Sicamous Eagles are near the top of their division, but not at the top of their game.
Since returning to the ice on Jan. 4 following the Christmas break, the Eagles have dropped three games and won two, including a narrow 3-2 overtime decision versus the Grand Forks Boulder Bruins. Two of those losses were to rivals the Revelstoke Grizzlies, including a 7-4 defeat Friday at the Revelstoke Forum.
In Friday’s game, the Eagles started strong in the first frame, during which they potted their first three goals of the evening. The first was scored by Corbin Marcotte, assisted by Quinn Rempel and Alex Dartnell. Brad Crump used the powerplay advantage at 5:34 add a marker off Marcotte and Rempel. The third goal was from Dominick Hodges, assisted by Brayden Taekema and Jamie Gallo. Revelstoke scored the final goal in the period at 2:52. They then went on to dominate the second period, buying another six goals. Sicamous’ final marker came at the mid point in the third frame, with Hodges lighting up the board, assisted by Taekema and Gallo.
On Sunday, the Eagles were in Kamloops where they earned a hard-fought 2-0 win against the Storm.
Quinn Rempel netted the first goal, an early marker in the first frame, assisted by Marcotte. The second goal was scored on a power play in the second period with 49 second left on the clock by Nathan Grieve, assisted by Aidan Nisse and Dartnell. Rempel was named first star for the game, and Sicamous netminder Jack Surgenor was named third star, having successfully shut out the Storm’s 33 shots on net.
Sicamous’ next game is Friday, Jan. 18, when they host the Summerland Steam. Game time is 7 p.m.