Eric Kroshus tallied his first career BCHL ?hat trick? in helping the
It was a see-saw affair through 40 minutes, with
Despite being outshot 14-10 in the third and 39-30 overall, the Valley First Vees scored the only two goals of the final period to earn the victory.
Zac Dalpe and Austin Smith were Penticton?s other marksmen, with Brett Hextall becoming playmaker by contributing three assists.
Alex Evin recorded the win in net, his 30th of the year as the Valley First Vees snapped their two game weekend skid. Penticton managed three of a possible six points on its coastal road swing, good enough to nail down one of the two Interior Conference 'byes.' The Valley First Vees need just need one more point to clinch first place in the Interior. The only way Penticton would fail to finish in top spot in the Conference is by losing both of its remaining games to Vernon and have Westside win the three games it has left.
The (40-14-2-2) Penticton Valley First Vees finish off the regular season with next weekend?s home-and-home against the Vipers, beginning Friday night in Vernon.
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