SURREY - The Penticton Vees Halloween night featured plenty of treats and little tricks, as they walloped the Surrey Eagles 11-0 on Friday night at South Surrey Arena, to push their win streak to 12 games.
Four Vees had three point nights and 14 picked up at least a single point in the lopsided win over the Eagles. Cam Amantea paced the attack, picking up a second period hat-trick, his first three goals of the season.
Jack Ramsey, fresh off a first star performance Wednesday, opened the Vees scoring account in the first period. Ramsey cleaned up a rebound in the Eagles crease for his third of the season at 6:18.
The Vees second goal was a memorable one for defenseman Connor Russell. The rear-guard’s shot from the right-wing found its way through a crowd and past Eagles’ starter Daniel Davidson; Russell’s first BCHL goal coming at 12:29.
Demico Hannoun added to the Vees lead at the tail end of the first, as he finished off a slick pass from Lewis Zerter-Gossage on the power-play at 16:05.
The Vees blew the game wide open in the second period, scoring five times in the middle frame on just 10 shots. Amantea scored his first of three in the period just eighty-one seconds into the frame. Amantea broke down the left-wing and put a shot off the inside of the far post.
Riley Alferd got in on the act seven-minutes later, when scored his first of two on the night. Alferd quickly spun and fired glove-high from the right-circle at 8:36 making it 6-0.
Amantea showed up on the scoresheet again midway through the second. From the slot, Amantea forced his shot underneath the arm of Kurt Russell, who had come into the game in relief of Daniel Davidson; his second at 10:36.
Amantea put the finishing touches on the hat-trick three-minutes later, pouncing on a puck in the slot and putting a wrist-shot underneath the cross bar at 13:24.
The Vees took an 8-0 lead into the second intermission.
The Vees added three more goals in the third period to hit double-digits for the second straight game. Lewis Zerter-Gossage picked up his ninth of the year when he buried a one-timer out front at 2:35.
Matt Serratore got the Vees to double-digits inside the final three-minutes, as his shot from the middle snuck by the Eagles goaltender at 17:16. Twenty-nine seconds later Riley Alferd hit double-digits on the season, as he picked up his tenth on nice individual rush down the right-wing.
Final Score: 11-0 Vees
Shots: 32-23 Vees
Power-Plays: Vees 2-5 Surrey 0-1
Three Stars: 1) Cam Amantea 2) Jack Ramsey 3) Riley Alferd
The Vees push their record to 15-1-0-0 and bump up their road record to 8-1-0-0. In the three-game season series against the Eagles, the Vees scored thirty-two goals, just three less than what the Eagles have scored all season. Connor Russell finished with three points in the win, which was a game high amongst all defensemen. With the shutout, the Vees have now allowed just one in their last three games and five in their last seven.
The Vees look for their thirteenth straight win tomorrow night when they host the Trail Smoke Eaters at the SOEC; face-off is 6pm. Fans can get their tickets at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC), or online at www.valleyfirsttix.com.