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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).
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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