The Penticton Vees got some redemption using a two-goal performance from Adam Eisele to collect their 41st win of the season in a 6-1 triumph over the Cranbrook Bucks on Saturday night at Western Financial Place.
The night before, the Bucks brought their eight-game winning streak to an end with a 5-2 loss for the Vees in Cranbrook.
Saturday saw a physical opening period between the Vees and the Bucks with Cranbrook leaving the period with the lone goal but not before some action before that, including the biggest hit of the season from the Vees as Stefano Bottini stepped up in the neutral zone and delivered a shoulder to the chest of Bucks defender Quaid Anderson.
The Vees responded to the late marker with a flurry of goals in the 2nd period, beginning with the tying try at 2:43 of the middle frame as Adam Eisele got the game on even terms.
The Vees earned their first lead of the game at the 7:37 mark of the 2nd period with Eisele notching his second goal of the period. Brett Moravec added another power play marker in the 3rd period to give Penticton a 5-1 advantage. Luc Wilson concluded the scoring in the game with his 27th marker of the season.
The Vees (41-8-0-2) will finish the road portion of their 2021/22 regular season schedule with a trip to the United States and a battle against the Wenatchee Wild (22-24-4-1) on Wednesday night. Puck drop is slated for 6 p.m. from Town Toyota Center.
The final weekend of the regular season sees the Vees hosting a pair of home games ahead of the opening of the 1st round of the playoffs, slated to begin on Thursday, March 31st.
The Vees host the West Kelowna Warriors on Friday, March 25th with Valley First on hand for their annual Feed The Valley Night before Penticton finishes the regular season with a matchup against the Merritt Centennials with the annual Home Hardware Vees Awards presented following the final buzzer. Puck drop is set for 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27th with tickets available for purchase at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC as well as online at valleyfirsttix.com.