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Sicamous Eagles soar to 5-2 win at home opener against Kelowna Chiefs

Both teams play again tonight at 7
Sicamous Eagles goalie Dylan Marshall debuted a new mask with decals at the Friday, Sept. 23, 2023 regular season home opener. (Sicamous Eagles-Facebook)

The Sicamous Eagles took home a win on home ice for their season opener.

In a match-up against the Kelowna Chiefs, Sicamous totaled 42 shots on goal while Kelowna racked up 20, and with double the scoring chances, the Eagles skated away with the 5-2 win.

The first period went scoreless for over 15 minutes, before Everett Boutcher took the lead for Sicamous at 16:22, answered by Kelowna’s Jaxson Rebman 19 seconds later.

The tie was broken just 42 seconds into the second by Kelowna’s Campbell Pinsonneault, which would prove to be Kelowna’s final goal of the evening.

Sicamous tied it 2-2 in about two minutes, with a goal by Nick Wright. The leading goal was then taken by Parker Fournier, short-handed. A total of six penalties decorated the second period.

Finally, the Eagles got some insurance goals in the third, one at 5:17 by Boutcher followed by a last call, 19:19 slam to the back of the empty net by Caleb Dehoog.

The Eagles play next tonight (Sept. 23) at 7 p.m. in Chase against the Heat.

Kelowna’s next game is also tonight, against the Castlegar Rebels at the Rutland Arena. Puck drop there is also 7 p.m.

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Rebecca Willson

About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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