The Penticton Vees used three power play goals, two Josh Nadeau tallies and a shorthanded marker from Jackson Nieuwendyk to get a 6-2 victory over the Prince George Spruce Kings in Game #2 of the best-of-seven Interior Conference semi final.
The local team now leads the series 2-0, taking the win on home ice at the South Okanagan Events Centre..
The Interior Conference semi finals between the Vees and Kings shifts to Northern B.C. for Game #3 of the set, taking place on Monday night at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena.
There weren’t many shots in the opening 10 minutes of play but the Vees were first to hit the scoresheet with Bradly Nadeau earning his 3rd goal of the playoffs at the 11:31 mark of the opening frame to give Penticton a 1-0 advantage.
The Spruce Kings came back in the early part of the 2nd period and got themselves into the game with the tying goal coming at the 4:06 mark of the middle stanza as Rowan Miller evened the score.
Just under 1:50 later, the Spruce Kings took advantage of a Vees penalty and earned their first lead of Game #2 as Luc Laylin hit a one-time shot on the power play.
The Vees were able to get some momentum off a strong shift from the line of Brett Moravec, Aydar Suniev and Ethan Mann, that allowed for the Vees to attack and Josh Nadeau got the Vees back to 2-2.
Josh snapped the shot over the blocker shoulder of Fairlie for his 4th goal of the playoffs at the 9:02 mark of the middle frame to get the game squared at 2-2.
While the Vees were shorthanded in the 3rd period, Jackson Nieuwendyk got the Vees ahead by a pair of goals for the first time in the game with his 2nd playoff goal to give Penticton a 4-2 lead.
Moravec found the back of the net himself at the 9:19 mark on another Vees power play strike to get ahead by a 5-2 score.
Adam Eisele concluded the scoring in the 3rd period with their third power play goal of the game.
Kaeden Lane turned aside 23 of the 25 shots he faced in his 6th win of the playoffs.