Kootenay squanders victory opportunity, allows Canadians to score five times on power play en route to weekend sweep

first_imgJust when the Kootenay Ice thought it was finally going to end the winless drought Greater Vancouver Canadians scored four times on the power play to skate away with a 6-3 B.C. Major Midget Hockey League win Saturday at the Castlegar and District Community Complex.Shane Kumar and Tyler Sandhu scored 30 seconds apart to erase a 3-2 Kootenay lead as the Canadians won game one of the two-game weekend series.Sunday, Greater Vancouver dumped Kootenay 6-1.Kootenay, sitting in the basement with a 1-17-2 record, looked every bit like the better team Saturday.Two goals by Jake Lucchini of Trail and a single by Castlegar’s Quinn Klimchuck, the latter coming with 33 seconds remaining in the second period, staked the home side to the one-goal advantage entering the third frame.But a parade to the penalty box by the Ice allowed Greater Vancouver to get its power play in gear.Spencer Shoen and Troy Sutherland completed the scoring for the Canadians, which finished the game with five power play goals.Female goalie Kimberley Newell of Nelson was in goal for Kootenay.Sunday, Kootenay continued to clutch and grab and Greater Vancouver also continued to score on special teams, finishing with three more power play markers.Six different Canadians shared in the scoring for Greater Vancouver.Michael Olson-Eyre finished the game with three points for Greater Vancouver.Justin Post of Nelson scored the lone goal for Kootenay.
Brett Soles of Cranbrook took the loss in goal for Kootenay.The Ice return to action Saturday with a game in Grand Forks against the North Island Silvertips. Game time is 4 p.m.Sunday the teams drop the puck at 10 a.m., also in the Boundary City.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img

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