The Penticton Vees continued their winning ways on Tuesday night in Merritt, defeating the Centennials 8-0. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Vees)

Make it 10: Penticton Vees win again, defeat Merritt 8-0

Kaeden Lane recorded his 8th career BCHL shutout in the team’s victory

The Penticton Vees’ winning ways continued on Tuesday night in Merritt as they defeated the Centennials 8-0 at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.

The streaking Vees (18-2-0-0) scored quickly and often, finding the back of the net four times in the second period to solidify their 10th win in a row.

Forward Brett Moravec picked up where he left off from the weekend, scoring the eventual game-winning goal in the first period and tallying his fourth marker in his last five games.

Despite getting credit for his eighth career shutout, Vees goaltender Kaeden Lane was not busy on Tuesday.

The goaltender stopped just 14 shots to earn his record-setting shutout. With Merritt unable to find the back of the net, Lane moved into a tie for sixth on the BCHL’s all-time shutout list.

Along with Moravec, Penticton’s other goal scorers were Luc Wilson, Fin Williams, Jackson Nieuwendyk, Thomas Pichette, Grayson Arnott and Beanie Richter.

Richter’s goal was the team’s final marker of the night and acted as the forward’s first-ever BCHL goal.

The Vees’ winning streak will be put on the line against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Salmon Arm’s proficient play in recent weeks has challenged Penticton’s red-hot streak and its first-place BCHL positioning.

For tickets to Friday night’s first-place showdown slated for 7 p.m., the Vees ask that you visit ValleyFirstTix.com.

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