Quiring solid in North Okanagan debut

It was a nice debut at home for Tristan Quiring as the North Okanagan Knights doubled the Revelstoke Grizzlies 4-2...

It was a nice debut at home for Tristan Quiring.

The Armstrong native made 26 saves in his first game with his hometown team, and was named North Okanagan’s game star, as the Knights downed the Revelstoke Grizzlies 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.

The Knights (2-2-0-1) host the Summerland Steam (3-1-0-0) today at 2 p.m.

Ryan Moon snapped a 2-2 tie with 6:28 left in the second period for the Knights with teammate Trent Redschlag adding the insurance marker on a powerplay with 83 seconds left in the period.

There was no scoring in the final 20 minutes.

Austin Fournier and Colin Robin scored in the opening period to give the Knights a 2-1 lead.

Enderby’s Graham Watkins added two assists for North Okanagan, which went 1-7 with the man advantage while the Grizzlies (2-2-0-0) were 1-5.

To make room on the roster for Quiring, the Knights mutually parted company with second-year goaltender Josh Shank.

 

 

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