Jr. Eagles end season with hard-fought contest

The Sicamous Midget Junior Eagles finished their season this past weekend with the best game of the year…

The Sicamous Midget Junior Eagles finished their season this past weekend with the best game of the year versus the first-place Lillooet Pistons.

The Eagles were in a do or die situation, and the team left it all on the ice.

The Eagles clawed their way back after being down by two goals in the first period.

Zack Peterson put the Eagles on the board with an end-to-end rush, and fired a shot past the Lillooet goaltender at the start of the second period.

Lillooet came back with another quick goal, putting Sicamous down 3-1. But the Eagles never quit and Konnor McCuiag, with the help of Cody Donahue and Nicholas Woodbridge, brought the boys back within one.

Colby Sherlock, with a great pass from Darien Blight, tied the game up short-handed 54 seconds into the third.

The Lillooet Pistons fought hard in the third period to win their lead back, scoring two unanswered goals 10 minutes apart. Louie Federico brought the Eagles back within one, with the help of Cody Donahue and Eric Austin. And with 23 seconds left in the frame, Colby Sherlock found the back of the net off a great rebound, shot by Eric Austin, forcing the game into overtime.

The Eagles fought hard in overtime, with Karter Anderson playing a great game in net. But Lillooet’s top player was able to sneak one past Anderson at the 5:52 mark of the overtime period. Shots on goal were 39-32 in favour of Lillooet.

Fans could not have asked for a more exciting game to end the boys’ season, and parents and coaches could not have been any more proud in how the boys played.

The Sicamous Jr. Eagles would like to thank all of their sponsors, loyal fans and their great coaches Buddy Rich, James Weber and Scott McCuiag.

A big thank-you also goes out to Wayne March, manager of the Sicamous Eagles Jr. B team, for all his help this season.

The Jr. Eagles are excited to see what next year’s season is going to bring.

 

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