Sicamous Eagles fans attending last Friday night’s game were treated to one heck of a first period when they dominated the ice versus the Revelstoke Grizzlies to earn a 5-4 win.
There was plenty of friction between the rival teams throughout the evening, but there was also plenty of scoring, though mostly in the first frame and mostly by the Eagles, who where on fire when they potted five back-to-back goals before the buzzer.
The first two markers of the evening were by Revelstoke just before the halfway mark. Less than a minute later, Korwin Shewchuk potted his first goal of the evening off an assist by Tyson Taylor. This goal seemed to trigger a message to the rest of the team, “this is our ice – you’re going down.”
After this, the goals kept coming, fast and furious. Seconds after Shewchuk’s goal, Darien Blight took the rebound and rippled the mesh assisted by Scott Robinson and Carter Hansen. The next single was by Samuel Subert, who wound up in a brief, testy encounter with a Grizzlies forward before celebrating the goal, assisted by Riley Jepson and Darien Head.
The Eagles’ fourth goal was scored from a tight angle from the half boards by Shewchuk, assisted by Jepson and Arlyn Semeschuk. Jepson potted the final marker of the frame, with an assist by Subert and Bradley Whitehead.
For the first half of the second period, the Sicamous crease was a lonely place as netminder Olivier Charest’s teammates kept on bombing the Revelstoke end. None of their shots found the back of the net though, even with the power-play advantage. Eventually, the Grizzlies made it back to the Sicamous end on a power play and brought the score up to 5-3 before the buzzer. In the third frame, it was Sicamous on the defensive, and the Grizzlies were once again able to convert the power play into their fourth and final goal. Shewchuk was named the game’s first star.
Saturday evening, Oct. 18, the Eagles earned a 3-2 win versus guests the Beaver Valley Nighthawks.
Sicamous goaltender Patrick Kasper was a busy man in the first period, stopping 12 shots on net in a frame that ended scoreless. He was named the game’s first star.
Eagle Garrick Heathcote lit up the board early in the second period with the assist from Semeschuk. Teammate Braydon McCarthy followed up a subsequent Nitehawks marker with one of his own, assisted by Shewchuk.
The Eagles maintained their 2-1 lead through most of the third period until the Nitehawks tied things up at 2:58. The game wound up going into overtime, where Ben Campbell sealed the win for Sicamous with an assist by Subert.
On Sunday, Oct. 19, the Eagles were raked by guests the Nelson Leafs, though nowhere near as badly as what could have been.
The end tally was 3-2 for Nelson, despite their having 47 shots on net (to Sicamous’ 21) throughout the evening.
Sicamous’ goals included Riley Cardinal’s single in the second period (the only goal in the frame) off of Campbell and Devyn Myck, and Justin Wilde’s marker at 8:28 in the third period assisted by Bradley Whitehead.
Myck was named the game’s first star.
For each of these games, the Eagles were wearing their new pink jerseys, to be auctioned off now to raise money for cancer research.
Auction results can be found on the Sicamous Eagles fans Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SicamousEaglesFans.