On the heels of a grueling Seven Game Series against the
By winning the Interior Conference Title, the Valley First Vees claim the Ryan Hatfield Memorial Trophy and are headed to the Fred Page Cup for the first time since 2006.
Similar to the night before in Game Three,
Brett Hextall had a pair of goals to increase his playoff total to 10, Austin Smith tallied a powerplay marker from his knees,
Zac Dalpe had two assists, with Nathan Westover, Zack Josepher, Manderson, Smith and Michael Guzzo each adding single helpers.
Alex Evin picked up his eighth victory of the post season, stopping 26 of the 28 shots he faced. Evin has started every playoff game for Penticton, holding the opposition to two goals or less in seven of the 11 games played.
The Valley First Vees had two goals on seven powerplay opportunities, while the penalty kill allowed one tally on four attempts.
Game One in the Best-of-Seven BCHL Championship Final (Fred Page Cup) is Friday, April 4th, beginning at at the Memorial Area. The Second Game goes the following night, also in
WEDNESDAY NIGHT at WESTSIDE
Westside 0 0 2 = 2
Penticton: Brett Hextall – 2 (9, 10/GWG), Austin Smith – 1 (5), Denver Manderson – 1 (5), Eric Kroshus – 1 (2/ENG)
Westside: Justin Schultz – 1 (3), David Arduin – 1 (2)
Penticton: Zac Dalpe – 2, Nathan Westover – 1, Zack Josepher – 1, Denver Manderson – 1, Austin Smith – 1, Michael Guzzo – 1
Westside: Cory Pritz – 2, Trevor Bailey – 1, Bryce Kakoske – 1
Westside: 1 for 4