September 20, 2015 - 10:09 AM
WEST KELOWNA –The Penticton Vees are getting quite comfortable with the confines of Royal LePage Place, as they picked up a 4-1 win in West Kelowna on Saturday night.
Scott Conway scored twice and Demico Hannoun and Tyson Jost also rippled the mesh, as the Vees rattled off their third straight win, Sept. 19. Anthony Brodeur was sharp in goal, turning aside 28 of 29 shots for his second consecutive win in as many starts in Vees colours.
It was another quick start for the Vees, as Hannoun opened the scoring on just the Vees second shot of the game. The 20-year-old raced down a puck on the right-wing, found himself behind the defense and tucked a back-hand deke past the Warriors goaltender at 5:14; Hannoun’s first of the season muting a boisterous crowd.
The Tribe got back in it on a power-play less than two-minutes later. A blocked shot skipped over to Jonathan Desbiens and he fired the puck into an open side at the seven-minute mark.
Conway didn’t let the Warriors savior the moment, as he replied just 18-seconds later after he cashed-in on a rebound. As the Warriors goal was still being announced in building, Dante Fabbro had his point-shot stopped but the rebound kicked-out to Conway who potted his fourth of the year at 7:18.
The Vees’ Assistant Captain wasn’t done there, as he turned on the red light again, this time on a power-play late in first. With West Kelowna’s Captain in the penalty-box, Conway fired a shot off a Warriors’ defender and past their starter Daniel Mannella at 16:37.
The Vees used the power-play to pad their lead early in the second and again it was a familiar face in the box. The Tribe’s Captain, Kyle Marino, was handed a double-minor at the end of the first and the Vees made the most of the opportunity early in the middle stanza. Tyson Jost, as the four-minute man-advantage was winding down, picked the corner on a wrist-shot from the right-circle at 3:42; the Vees’ Captain getting his first of the season.
That’s all the offense the Vees needed, as Brodeur and the Vees defense handled things the rest of the way, surrendering just seven shots over a scoreless third period.
FINAL SCORE: 4-1 Vees
Shots: 38-29 Vees
Power-Plays: Vees 2-4 Warriors 1-4
Three Stars: 1) Scott Conway 2) Tyson Jost 3) Kylar Hope
The Vees have won their last six games in West Kelowna dating back to last year’s regular season. All-time, since the Warriors moved from Langley to West Kelowna in 2006, the Vees are 22-9-0-5 at Royal LePage Place. Anthony Brodeur is now 2-0 in his first two starts and sports a .952 save-percentage in three games; he’s only allowed three goals in seven periods of action. Conway, after being held pointless in his debut, has seven points in his last three games, five of which are goals.
The Vees are off until Thursday, when they head down to Chilliwack, for the annual Bauer BCHL Showcase at Prospera Centre. The Vees face the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Thursday afternoon, before facing the Chilliwack Chiefs on Friday night.
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