North Okanagan Knights drop weekend set

North Okanagan Knights head to Kootenays o three-game KIJHL road swing.

The North Okanagan Knights are headed east in search of their first win of October as they begin a three-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road swing Friday night.

The Knights, losers of four straight, visit the Creston Valley Thunder Cats (5-5-0-1), followed by the Fernie Ghostriders (9-2-0-1) Saturday and the Kimberley Dynamiters (9-2-0-1) Sunday.

North Okanagan dipped to 2-8-0-2 after a pair of weekend losses, falling 3-1 to the Kamloops Storm Friday, and then bowed 5-3 to the Princeton Posse Saturday.

After a scoreless first period in Princeton, Ryan Perevezoff, a 16-year-old call-up from Kelowna, put the Knights up 1-0 early in the second frame. Christopher Motoska earned the assist.

The 7-4-1-2 Posse responded with unanswered goals by Kyle Bergh (2), Trevor Pereverzoff, Keith Comte and Thomas Cankovic to take a commanding lead into the final period.

Knights’ d-man Austin Garrington (2nd goal), assisted by captain Dryden Profeit, connected on a powerplay at 3:26. Logan Geefs, with his team-leading fourth goal completed the scoring at 7:30, assisted by Ryan Pereverzoff.

Stephen Heslop recorded 19 saves for Princeton.  Mitch Profeit was pulled after allowing five four goals on 21 shots. Brady Lenardon made five saves.


Vernon Morning Star