Sicamous Eagles dominate home ice

The Eagles are back on a winning streak, having gone undefeated in their last four games.

Flying high: Alex Dartnall defies gravity in a race for the puck Saturday versus the North Okanagan Knights.

Flying high: Alex Dartnall defies gravity in a race for the puck Saturday versus the North Okanagan Knights.

The Sicamous Eagles are back on a winning streak.

For their past four games, the Eagles have gone undefeated. This includes two  home-ice victories over the past weekend versus the Nelson Leafs, 5-2, and the North Okanagan Knights, 6-5.

In Sicamous’ Feb. 8 contest against the Leafs, scoring didn’t commence until the second half of the first frame, when Nelson converted the power play into a goal. Not letting their fans down, Sicamous tied things up before the period’s end with a marker by Brad Crump, assisted by Jordan Harder and Steven Powers.

The Leafs took a 2-1 lead five minutes into the second period. But penalties soon put them at a disadvantage. The Eagles were able to turn two power plays into a 3-2 lead, with goals by Cameron Berry (assisted by Alex Dartnall and Jameson Stoski), and Nathan Grieve (Dominick Hodges, Crump).

Sicamous markers were bookends to the third period, with a goal by Berry (Dartnall) at 19:37, and a goal by Nicholas Astasiewicz at 0:06. For the latter goal, Sicamous pulled their goalie, Jack Surgenor, who shared the assist with Cam Olson.

Berry was named first star, Dartnall second and Surgenor third.

Sicamous’ Feb. 9 game got off to a less optimistic start, with the Knights taking a 2-0 lead in the first period. The second period opened with an early Knights marker. The Eagles responded, however, with goals by Michael Bell (Harder, Devon Quartly), Corbin Marcotte (Quinn Rempel, Berry), Brendan Devries (Harder) and Hodges (Grieve, Rempel). Following two more goals from the Knights, Devries ended the period with a late goal for Sicamous, aided by Harder and Quartly.

Both teams fought hard in the third period to break the 5-5 tie, but Sicamous showed they wanted it more, and a tie-breaker scored by Hodges (Berry, Astasiewicz) wound up being the winning goal.

Tonight, it’s the Eagles versus hosts, the Chase Heat.