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Despite a two-goal effort from Nikolas Sombrowski, the Cranbrook Bucks (2-10-0-0) dropped a tight game to the Penticton Vees (11-1-0-1) by a score of 3-2.
Penticton’s Tyler Ho opened the scoring just over 4 minutes into the opening frame to give the Vees an early 1-0 lead. Liam Malmquist increased the Vees lead to 2-0 as he knocked down a puck in the slot and fired a shot that beat Thomson blocker side. The Vees took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission. Nikolas Sombrowski tallied his first goal in the BCHL to bring the Bucks within 1 shortly before he scored his second goal, on the powerplay, to even it up at 2-2 heading into the third period. Penticton’s Jacob Quillan got the go-ahead goal for the Vees early in the 3rd period. The Vees would hang on to win by a score of 3-2. Cranbrook’s Jay Thomson stopped 21/24 shots while Penticton’s Kaeden Lane stopped 25/27.
Taco Time 3 Stars
3rd Star: #31 Kaeden Lane (PEN)
2nd Star: #6 Nikolas Sombrowski (CRA)
1st Star: #82 Jacob Quillan (PEN)
FortisBC Energy Player of the Game: #29 Stefano Bottini (PEN)
The Bucks’ next game is Sunday, April 25 at 5PM MST against the Trail Smoke Eaters (5-6-0-0) at the South Okanagan Events Centre. All games can be caught on HockeyTV and Shaw Spotlight.