POSSE RODE IN WHILE EAGLES FLEW

With 2 games next weekend to complete the regular season your HEAT will face the Sicamous EAGLES in the final of 6 games in the Battle of the Shuswap. That happens Friday the 21st at the Art Holding Memorial Arena. Saturday night the locals are in Kamloops at Memorial Arena versus the STORM, a short drive down Highway 1 for an evening of entertainment.

Sunday the 23rd everyone, and we include you the reader is invited to the Annual Awards Banquet at the Adams Lake Conference Centre. The doors to the bun toss open at 5:00 pm and mouth watering roast beef is the center of attention on the menu. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Friday’s game or by calling Sue at 250-320-5060 or Laurel at 250-319-7511. Paralympic athlete Greg Stewart is the inspirational guest speaker. Rub elbows with friends, neighbours and players while bidding on silent auction items. A night of laughs, tears and memories…don’t miss out!

A recap of the past weekend saw a duo of duels at the local Chaos Castle. Friday the Princeton POSSE were guests and the HEAT squeaked out a 3-1 win. Caleb Biensch started the scoring from Danton L”Heureux and Carden Alec, Princeton then tied it up. L”Heureux scored on the man advantage with helpers from Trevor Kennedy and Matthew Poole. The 2nd period was blanked and in the 3rd Brandon Gremaud from Evan Hughes iced the contest. Dylan Barton between the pipes denied 32 of 33 in outstanding fashion.

Saturday the EAGLES flew in to town. After the guests popped in a pair of counters signs of a comeback surfaced with Rhys Lepine getting the monkey off his back with his first of the season from Gavin Mattey. In the 2nd Sicamous scored another couple of counters, and then the comeback roared into action. 5 unanswered goals put this one away for the hosts. Mattey got the party into full swing from Cameron McKenzie and Jayden Russell followed by Jacob Biensch from Mattey and Corson Nordick. Hayden Wiebe from Breckin Erichuk, followed 39 seconds later by Trevor Kennedy from Evan Hughes. Kennedy then got goal number 2 of the night from Erichuk and Mattey on the powerplay to bring the curtains down on the night’s production. Barton stymied 34 of 38 shots, stopping 14 alone in the crucial 3rd period. All of it a weekends worth of work alongside banged up buddies and adoring fans.

In closing, do you remember the guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else!