Storm Surrender Last Minute Goal, Fall to Knights

ARMSTRONG, BC—The Kamloops Storm surrendered a goal in the final minute of regulation and fell 3-2 to the hometown North Okanagan Knights in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play on Saturday (Jan 27).
North Okanagan forward Nolan Kelly (Calgary, AB)scor ed his hat trick goal with 36 seconds left in the hockey game to give the Knights the win and a split of the two-game-home-and-home weekend series. Kamloops beat the Knights 5-1 on Friday (Jan 26) at Mac Isle.
Kelly now has 15 goals on the season. He had two first period goals to give the Knights the lead before Evan Clark (Kamloops, BC) scored his 17th of the season with two seconds left in the period. Clark has 17 goals on the year.
Braycen Dube (Cranbrook, BC) had a power play goal early in the third period to tie up the contest. Dube had two goals against North Okanagan this weekend and has 10 on the year. Ryan Larsen (Kamloops, BC) had two assists for Kamloops. Larson’s second assist was his 100th career KIJHL point. He moves into 10 th spot in the all time Storm scoring race.
Devin Jamieson(Armstrong, BC) had two assists for North Okanagan.
Colton Phillips-Watts (Quesnel, BC) was in goal for the loss. He made 36 saves as his record falls to 16-8. Michael Malinowski (Yorkton, SK) faced 43 pucks in goal for North Okanagan. His record is 9-7 on the year.
North Okanagan improves to 14-18-2. Their 34 points is 23 behind front running Princeton in the Bill Ohlhausen Division. Kamloops falls to 27-10-0-1. Their 55 points is third in the Doug Birks Division. They are two points behind second place Revelstoke Grizzlies and four back of division leading Sicamous Eagles.
The Storm and Eagles meet next weekend (Feb 3-4) in a home and home series. It begins Friday (Feb 3) in Kamloops. That game will feature the always popular Weiner Dog races. Proceeds from the races and a silent auction will go towards “Angels Animal Rescue Society” of the Lower Nicola Valley. Puck drop that night is 7 PM. All Storm games are webcast on pay-per-view FloHockeyTV.