Storm score four unanswered goals to down Eagles in key weekend series
KAMLOOPS, BC—The Kamloops Storm have moved to within two points of second place in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Doug Birks Division.
The Storm scored four straight goals to beat the visiting Sicamous Eagles 4-1 in KIJHL action Saturday (Feb 3). Kamloops has 57 points, two behind second place Sicamous. The Storm have played 39 games while the Eagles have played 40 games.
This was the first of a two-games-in-two nights-home-and-home series between the two squads.
Everett Boutcher (Lake Country, BC) capitalized on a 2 on 1 break to beat Storm goaltender Colton Phillips-Watts (Quesnel, BC) at the 7:07 mark of the first period.
But then Kamloops took over on offense. Ty Horner (Kamloops, BC) and Nathan Bohmer (Logan Lake, BC) scored goals 10 minutes apart late in the first to give the Storm a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. Horner and Bohmer each had a goal and an assist in the contest.
Devin Benson (Kamloops, BC) added an assist on Bohmer’s goal to extend his assist streak to six games. In that time, the defenseman has eight helpers.
Teghan Mullin (Kamloops, BC) and Evan Clark (Kamloops, BC) added third period goals. Clark’s came into an empty net with the Eagles having a six on four advantage. They pulled goaltender Gabe Bergeron (Calgary, AB) while enjoying a power play.
Clark’s point was his 15th point in his last 11 games. He was named the “Red Tomato Pie” Player of the game.
Sicamous outshot Kamloops 32-31 in the contest.
The Storm move to 28-10-0-1 on the year while Sicamous falls to 29-10-1-0. The Eagles have lost their last four outings.
These two teams will play again Sunday (Feb 4) in Sicamous. Puck drop is 7 PM PDT. You can see the game on a pay-per-view basis on FloHockey TV.
Kamloops had 860 people on hand to witness their second annual “Weiner Dog” race. Proceeds from the event and a silent auction went to Angel’s Animal Rescue Society of the Nicola Valley.