Eagles weather the Storm

After 14 straight losses, the Eagles earned their first points of the year in a thrilling 8-7 overtime victory.

The Eagles’ Alex Hartman is checked into the end boards by Kamloops’ Josh Maser during a game at the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre on Friday

Sicamous allowed the Kamloops Storm to score seven goals on Friday evening, but they managed to do one better, scoring eight for their first victory of the season.

After 14 straight losses, the Eagles earned their first points of the year in a thrilling 8-7 overtime victory.

Jace Woodley got the Eagles attack going with a goal midway through the first period while on the man advantage, and the Eagles never relinquished the lead.

Alex Hartman doubled the lead just over a minute later, again on the powerplay. Kamloops would cut the lead to one before Sicamous would open up a three-goal lead heading into the second period with goals from Zackory Turpin and Tyler Collens.

The Eagles free flowing offence continued in the middle frame as they extended their lead to 7-2. Jaden Hay scored a pair and Collens got his second.

Kamloops’ offence woke up late in the second as they rattled off three goals in a minute and a half, cutting the lead to two.

Sicamous spent the majority of the third hemmed in their own zone desperately trying to hold onto their lead, but the Storm completed the comeback scoring five unanswered goals and forcing overtime.

The Storm continued to create chances and dominated the zone time in the extra frame until Sicamous took advantage of a Kamloops turnover gaining entry into the offensive zone.

The Eagles worked the puck around in the corner before Alex Astasiewicz fired a shot from the point.

With a crowd of players in front of the Kamloops crease, Hay picked out the rebound and fired it past Aris Anagnostopoulos for the overtime victory.

Sicamous made the trip down to Princeton for a game on Saturday, and returned home losing 4-0.

The Eagles will kick off November against the Storm, again on home ice.

 

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