Atom Jets tie Penticton game

Arch rivals fight it out at Atom game in Penticton.

The Summerland Jets McDonald’s Atom Development Squad had a quiet Christmas holiday with just a few ice times.  However, the Jets did have one exhibition game over the holidays as they took on their arch rival the Penticton Atom Vees.

In spite of being down three players the Jets came out and surprised the Vees taking a 3-2 lead in the first period.

All three goals were courtesy of Rylan Campbell with helpers from Quinn Moberg, Duncan Robinson, and Logan Bubar.

The second period was not as kind to the Jets as they slipped behind the Vees six to five.

Fortunately for the Jets Campbell continued to light the lamp scoring both goals in the second period with another helper from Robinson.

In the third period the hometown Jets, who have a habit of heart wrenching comebacks, fell behind by three goals ensuring their fans would be at the edge of their seats for the duration.

Campbell, doing his best Daryl Sittler impersonation, scored his sixth and seventh goals of the game to bring the Jets within one.

The Jets owned the latter half of the third period dominating the Vees and outworking them constantly winning puck battles in the offensive zone.

With just three minutes left Stephen Searcy was stymied on a breakaway by the Vees goalie and then the Jets were assessed a late penalty making the likelihood of another comeback doubtful.

The Jets’ acting captain, Coco, picked up a pass from Campbell and fired a slapshot past the Vees goalie to tie the game with just over a minute left in the game.

The Jets weren’t finished however and almost scored again in the waning seconds of the match but were denied leaving the final score knotted at eight goals apiece.

 

A great game and a result that the Jets were more than deserving of.

 

 

Just Posted

Gold for Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa

Kelsey Serwa wins the gold medal in thrilling fashion in PyeongChang

Summerland Museum sorts through acquisitions

Staff working to examine many items in museum’s collection

Okanagan real estate agents brace for speculation tax impact

“There’s a real potential for a domino effect to hurt the market in Kelowna.”

Fire department supports students

Money raised through annual holiday tree chipping project

Construction to begin at school site

New private school in Summerland to open this fall

B.C. Games open with Olympic touch

The 2018 B.C. Winter Games kicked off in Kamloops

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

More snow expected on the Coquihalla, Highway 3

Environment Canada says five to 10 centimetres will come down between Friday and Saturday mornings

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Alberta drops B.C. wine boycott, Notley says Horgan ‘blinked’ on pipeline

B.C. government announces court reference on proposed diluted bitumen restriction

UPDATE: Northern Health dealing with lack of 121 registered nurses

Auditor General says officials need to improve internal management, track effect of new policies

B.C. businesses say new health tax will raise prices for consumers

Province announced that MSP will be gone by 2020

Barnful of ducks die in early morning blaze

The cause of the fire is unknown

Most Read