Morning Star Staff
Morgan Johnston and Ryan Clifford each bagged deuces as the North Okanagan Knights punished the Princeton Posse 9-3 in KIJHL action Wednesday night at Nor-Val Sports Centre.
Logan Geefs, Ryley Booth, Reece Steenson, Cole Clifford and captain TJ Christensen added singles for the Knights (23-25-0-2). D-man Matt Halvorson pocketed three assists.
Ryan Kelm, Blake Culbert and Brett Hawrys each earned two helpers for the Knights, who held period leads of 2-0 and 6-3.
The Posse (15-30-0-6) got goals from Andrew Stack, Curtis Sexsmith (Lumby product) and Eric Kubis in front of 200 fans.
The Knights will open the playoffs Tuesday night against either the Summerland Steam or Kelowna Chiefs. Both teams have two games left and the Steam are in first place, one point ahead of the Chiefs, in the Okanagan Division.
The Knights will open on the road with Game 2 in the best-of-seven series going Wednesday night in Armstrong. North Okanagan finishes the regular season with games tonight in Osoyoos versus the Coyotes and Saturday night, at home, against the Chiefs.