Midget Eagles smoke Merritt in season opener

The Sicamous Midget Eagles started their 2013/14 season by hosting Merritt and Kelowna…

The Sicamous Midget Eagles started their 2013/14 season by hosting Merritt and Kelowna over the past two weekends.

Their home opener started off with a commanding win over the Merritt Centennials, with Buddy Rich and James Weber once again behind the bench.

Goaltender Karter Anderson faced 21 shots, with the offence being led by Louie Federico, with five goals in the game, one short handed.

Assists came from Darien Blight and Curtis Klassen.

Colby Sherlock, with the help of Austin Miller, found the back of the net, with a nice pass from Colton Skead to Blight, making the final score 7-2.

This past weekend, Sicamous hosted the Kelowna Tier 4 team, who they will play throughout the season.

The Eagles came out flat in the first period, finding themselves behind 3-0 within the first 10 minutes of the game.

The boys battled back and popped in two quick goals at the end of the first.

Kaylen Kerr fired a shot past the goaltender after a nice passing play from Sherlock and Federico.

Jesse Olsen tapped in a shot that came from behind the net thanks to Blight and Klassen.

The second period remained scoreless until the :36 second mark, where Kelowna scored another goal on goaltender Keyon Bittner.

The Eagles found themselves down by two after getting into penalty trouble. However, they were able to take advantage of back-to-back penalties on Kelowna, with Federico and Blight bringing the game within one.

Cody Donahue assisted on both goals, while Klassen and Federico each assisted on one.

In hopes of tying the game, Sicamous pulled their goalie, but with 1.6 seconds left, Kelowna notched an empty netter to win 6-4. Shots on goal were 28 to 28.

The Junior Eagles next home game will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 versus West Kelowna.

The team is grateful to all the fans who have came out and supported them, and hope to see continued support in games to come.


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