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Vees drub Capitals, 10-1

The Penticton Vees continued to score goals at a torrid pace when they hosted the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Saturday night.

The Vees scored in double-digits for the second-straight night and earned their fourth win in a row, downing the last-place Capitals 10-1.

Penticton put up a season-high 47 shots – scoring three goals in the first period, four in the second and three more in the final frame.

All the offence the home team would need on the night came in the game's opening five minutes. Jack Barnes opened the scoring 22 seconds into the game, and Jared Nash scored about four minutes later.

Jonny Tychonick and Owen Sillinger each had four points for Penticton. Taylor Ward had three, while six other Vees had two points. All but three Vees skaters found the scoresheet.

While he had ample run-support, goalie Nolan Hildebrand was fairly busy, stopping 36 of 37 Capitals shots.

Ty Pochipinski had the Capitals' lone goal on the night. Goalies Adam Marcoux and J.J. Pichette swapped in and out; Marcoux stopped 14 of 19 shots he faced, while Pichette blocked 23 of 28.

With the loss, Cowichan is now winless in its past eight games, and falls to 2-18-3-1 in 24 games this season.  

Penticton, meanwhile, improves to 14-5-1-2 through 22 games of the season.

The win rounds out what has been a remarkable week for the Vees, who earned an 11-3 win against West Kelowna on Friday, and a 7-1 victory over Surrey on Wednesday.

In all, the Vees have outscored their opponents 32-6 in winning their past four games. 

A stretch of 12 games in 25 nights continues for the Vees on Wednesday, when they visit the Trail Smoke Eaters for the second meeting of the year between the two teams.

Penticton then returns home to the SOEC for games on Nov. 24 against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and on Nov. 25 against the Chilliwack Chiefs.



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