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.



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