The Penticton Vees don’t show any signs of slowing down. The Vees extended their win streak to 14 games with their 9-3 triumph over the Trail Smoke Eaters on Saturday, at the SOEC.
Playing their third game in four days, the Vees put up nine goals to remain perfect to start the 2022-23 BCHL season. Penticton hasn’t lost a game going back to March 31st, during the 2022 BCHL playoffs.
Aydar Suniev led the attack with five points, including a pair of goals. Thomas Pichette also had two goals in the win. Bradly Nadeau had a goal and an assist. 13 of 18 skaters recorded at least a point in the win for Penticton.
Hank Levy picked up his fourth win in as many games, after he stopped 27 of 30 shots fired his way. Penticton’s power play continues to be prolific, as the Vees went 3-4 on the man advantage. They did get touched up with a shorthanded goal against. The Vees didn’t take a single penalty in the victory.
The Vees scored four more times in the final frame. Billy Norcross scored the Vees’ sixth goal, on the power play at 7:54. Beanie Richter scored his first goal of the season at 9:33, converting on a rebound at 9:33 to put Penticton up 7-2.
Trail’s Ridge Dawson scored a shorthanded goal at 15:28 to make it 7-3, but the Vees had a quick response.
On the same power play, Pichette scored his second of the game. Suniev scored Penticton’s ninth goal.
Suniev’s five points in a single game career high for the 17-year-old. He leads the BCHL
in rookie scoring with 20 points (10-10-20) in 13; he sits third overall. The Vees get a little bit of a break and are back in action Nov. 4 vs. Prince George Spruce Kings at 7 p.m.