Jets lose in hard-fought action

The MacDonald’s Atom Development team had yet another busy weekend with two games Feb. 18 and 19.

The MacDonald’s Atom Development team had yet another  busy weekend  with two games Feb. 18 and 19.

On Saturday the team faced off against the top team in their division from the North Okanagan. Enderby’s team entered the game having only lost one game so far this year but were surprised by a scrappy Summerland team that held them to a two-all tie through the first period.

Home ice was only so friendly to the Jets, though, as Enderby wore them down and took the lead in the second period. The final score was 12-5 for North Okanagan but it was one of the best games that the Atom Jets have put together this year.

Three lines were in on the scoring for the Jets with Mereno Coco and Mitch Gove each getting an assist and a goal.

Jason Scherban also scored for the Jets while Darren Keilty continued to lead from the defensive side of the ice with a goal and an assist.

On Sunday the Jets faced off against their rivals from Penticton. Like all of their games with Penticton this was a classic. The game was rougher than the last few but the result was yet again in question right to the end.

The Jets, led again by Gove, carried a two point lead in the third period only to see it evaporate in less than 10 seconds.

Following this brief collapse Summerland pressured Penticton relentlessly but were unable to score and the teams left the ice tied at 7.

Duncan Robinson and Spencer Bitte had a goal and an assist each for Summerland while the defense once again played well and saw Stephen Searcy add an assist on one of team captain Gove’s four goals.

The Jets have one regular season game remaining and then will head off for the play-off tournament in Merritt on March 9.