The Sicamous Eagles gave their fans a reason to cheer, and cry, during a trio of home games over the weekend.
Friday’s guests, the Summerland Steam, must have evaporated on the bus ride to town, as the team was shut out in a 6-0 loss to Sicamous.
Sicamous’ league leader Brendan Devries, who ranks number eight in the KIHJL with 54 points, was first on the board, with a goal at 13:23 in the first frame. Assists were by Jordan Harder and Cam Olson.
Nathan Grieve potted a goal late in the period, giving Sicamous a 2-0 lead going into the second frame.
Sicamous continued the two-goals-per-period pattern, with Steven Powers and Corbin Marcotte each putting in one in the second frame, and Brayden Taekema and Nicholas Astasiewicz potting goals in the third. Assists came from Grieve, Brad Crump, Brin Feledichuk, Harder and Devries.
Grieve was named the game’s first star, Harder second and Devries third.
The Eagles saw a reversal of fortune Saturday when they wound up on the losing side of a 7-1 tally versus the Kelowna Chiefs.
The K-Town team dominated the game, with Sicamous’ sole marker coming early in the third period from Harder, assisted by Devries.
Sunday’s game was a tighter affair versus rivals the Revelstoke Grizzlies. Sicamous kept the Bruins at bay in the first frame, while managing to light up the board with a goal by Harder, assisted by Devon Quartly and Devries.
Corbin Marcotte got fans fired up with a goal at 19:49 in the second period, assisted by Alex Dartnall and Cody Hodges. But the Grizzlies were quick on the rebound, scoring their first goal of the evening seconds later.
This back-and-forth play continued with a goal from Taekema, assisted by Devries and Jameson Stoski, followed up minutes later with another marker from the Grizzlies.
The last five minutes of the period belonged to Connor Buick, who potted the evening’s winning goals at 4:10 and 18 seconds. Michael Bell earned two assists, with singles from Hodges and Stoski.
The Grizzlies put in their final goal halfway in the third frame, resulting in a 5-3 victory for Sicamous.
Buick was named the game’s first star, Bell second and Devries third.
The next game for Sicamous is an away contest today, Jan. 23, versus Doug Birks Division leaders, the North Okanagan Knights. On Friday, the Eagles are back in town to play the Kamloops Storm. Saturday night, the Eagles host the Beaver Valley Nighthawks. Game time is 7 p.m.