Disappointing end to female Vees’ season

The Penticton female midget Vees lost the deciding playoff game to Salmon Arm in tight finish

PENTICTON MIDGET FEMALE Vees goalie Faith Stark gets a snow shower against the Salmon Arm Silvertips in the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association playoffs on Feb. 13.

PENTICTON MIDGET FEMALE Vees goalie Faith Stark gets a snow shower against the Salmon Arm Silvertips in the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association playoffs on Feb. 13.

The Penticton midget female Vees hockey season ended in disappointment.

Going into the deciding game of the best-of-three series, the Salmon Arm Silvertips handed the Vees a 3-2 loss on home ice, Feb.13 at Memorial Arena.

“It didn’t end like we thought it would,” said Vees coach Shawn Carter.

The Vees scorers were Sage Togyi and Taylor Pendergraft.

“We played probably one of the best games,” said Carter. “We just couldn’t get a break. We were down 2-0 and couldn’t get another one past them.”

Carter was very pleased with how his team performed. Adding to their disappointment is that a victory would have sent the team to provincials, hosted by Kamloops. Carter said the group believed they could beat Salmon Arm.

“Their goalie played well,” he said. “We just couldn’t get bounces. We had many opportunities.”

The players had provincials in their mind. Instead, the team will travel to Prince George early next month for one last tournament to wrap up their season.

In other Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association playoffs, the Vees peewee Tier 2 team swept West Kelowna with 8-0 and 8-3 wins. They now face Greater Vernon in a best-of-three beginning in Vernon on Feb.20. The Vees peewee Tier 3 team was swept by Merritt. They lost the first game 6-3 on Feb.12 and lost 5-3 on Feb.13.

The midget Tier 2 Vees begin a series with Vernon. Game one is Saturday at Memorial Arena at 1:30 p.m.

 

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