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Heat Teams Split Vs Trinity

Fighting back from one-goal deficit, the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s soccer team edged the Trinity Western Spartans 2-1 on Saturday to complete a sweep of their weekend CIS Canada West matches.

The comeback win on the Nonis Field turf improved the Heat’s record in their inaugural season in Canada West to 3-1 and earned them a second-place standing in the Pacific Division behind the UBC Thunderbirds (3-0).

FULL STORY/GALLERY: Okanagan Sports Page



Chiefs Host Golden Tonight

A lack of scoring touch contributed most to spoiling the Kootenay International Junior B Hockey League debut of Jason Tansem on Friday.

But the Kelowna Chiefs’ head coach said his team’s effort and the character it showed connected with him in a 6-2 loss to the Summerland Steam.

“The effort was there, and really, in the first two periods it was anybody’s game,” said Tansem. “We had a ton of chances and probably six or seven open nets, while they seemed to take advantage of every good chance they had. It was just one of those games.”

FULL STORY/PHOTOS: Okanagan Sports Page



Silverback Comeback In BCHL

For a second time in the pre-season, the West Kelowna Warriors gave up a goal in the dying seconds on Friday to settle for a B.C. Hockey League tie.

Chase Priskie tapped in a loose puck behind the Warriors’ Andy Desautels to earn the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks a 3-3 deadlock at Royal LePage Place.

The goal came with 1:18 remaining in regulation time with the Silverbacks on the powerplay and their goaltender Zach Dyment on the bench in favour of an extra attacker.

FULL STORY/PHOTO GALLERY: Okanagan Sports Page



Second Win For Heat Men

Coldstream’s Enzo Paal scored in extra time as the UBC Okanagan Heat stunned the visiting Fraser Valley Cascades 2-1 in their CIS Canada West home opener on Friday.

“I wanted it really badly,” understated Paal after the match at Nonis Field that improved the record of the first-year Heat men’s soccer team to 2-1 on season.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page



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Lorne White began his sports journalism career at the Kelowna Daily Courier in 1969. He retired in January 2014 and is now the photographer, editor and publisher of the Okanagan Sports Page.

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