Kamloops Storm gets payback against Sicamous Eagles

Eagles drop two home-ice games over long weekend.

The Sicamous Eagles were short on goals over the long weekend.

When they last met, the Eagles overcame the Kamloops Storm with a 7-5 win. But the KIJHL’s leading team prevented a repeat performance when they hit Sicamous’ ice on Friday, Feb. 7.

Following a scoreless first frame, the Storm potted three second-period markers, giving the team a solid lead going into the third. The Eagles came back stronger in the third period, but were only able to find the back of the net once, during a power play in the last six seconds of the frame when Riley Jepson was able to ripple the mesh. He was assisted by Nathan Grieve and Nicholas Astasiewicz.

Kris Joyce was back in net for Sicamous, stopping 36 shots.

Saturday night, Feb. 8, the Eagles suffered a difficult defeat to guests the Summerland Steam.

Once again, the first period went by with neither team lighting up the board. That didn’t happen until the second half of the second period, when Summerland chipped in the game’s first goal, adding two more in a matter of minutes. With 56 seconds left, Owen Rowsell was able to put Sicamous on the board, assisted by Hayden Orton.

In the third frame, Summerland earned a power-play marker, with Grieve earning the rebound seconds later off of Colin Blake and Stephen Hawko.

The Eagles’ backup netminder Ryan Fisher was in for the whole game and made 24 saves.

The Eagles are back on home ice on Valentine’s Day to face off against the Chase Heat. Game time is 7 p.m.