Kasper keeps cool in face of Steam

The Sicamous Eagles snagged a 4-3 win in double overtime versus the Summerland Steam last Wednesday.

The Sicamous Eagles snagged a 4-3 win  in double overtime versus the Summerland Steam last Wednesday.

This narrow home-ice victory was delivered by Riley Cardinal, with Nathan Grieve on the assist. However, it was a strong team effort that led up to the winning goal, including another great performance by Eagles goalie Patrick Kasper, who stopped 45 shots on net and was named the game’s first star.

First on the board and the only one to score in the first period was Justin Wilde, off assists by Devyn Myck and Ben Campbell.

The second frame wound up being a messier affair with both teams losing players to the sin bin. The Steam was able to capitalize on the power-play advantage twice, earning a 2-1 lead before the period’s end.

Sicamous hit the ice with renewed focus in the third frame, and this quickly paid off with a goal at 16:23 by Carter Hansen, assisted by Scott Robinson and Darien Blight. At the halfway mark, Owen Rowsell brought the score to 3-2 off assists by Korwin Shewchuk and Samuel Subert. The Steam tied it up at 5:54, where the score remained until overtime.

Saturday night, Jan. 24, the Eagles were in 100 Mile House where they earned a 4-2 win over the Wranglers.

After a scoreless  first period, the home team were first to light up the board at 12:49 in the second. The score remained 1-0 until 4:08 when Grieve potted a goal off Arlyn Semeschuk and Riley Cardinal. Shewchuk followed suit with assists by Subert and Ashton Wake. Wilde added a third goal for Sicamous at :24 off Campbell.

Final goal of the night was an unassisted empty netter scored by Cardinal in the last 28 seconds of the game.