Penticton Vees triumph in their tenth win with a shutout against the Merritt Centennials

Vees earn their 10th win

A 14-save shutout along with seven different goal scorers combined on Tuesday night for the Penticton Vees 8-0 victory over the Merritt Centennials at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.

Brett Moravec got the game going for Penticton to with a goal 7:37 into the hockey game, taking a pass from Bradly Nadeau in the left face-off circle as the Vees forward skated on to it and nailed a shot past the glove side of Centennials goaltender Keegan Maddocks.

The Vees outshot the Centennials by a 15-8 margin in the first period, not earning their second before a heading into the next.

Grayson Arnott found the back of the net at the 2:10 mark of the second period, sending a shot flying past the blocker side of Maddocks to push the Vees lead to a pair.

Jackson Nieuwendyk pushed the Vees advantage to 3-0 just over halfway through the middle, taking his shot through the blocker side of Maddocks at the 11:47 mark.

The next two goals came in a span of just over a minute, beginning with Thomas Pichette’s taking a pass from behind the red line and into right face-off circle, soaring it over the blocker shoulder of Maddocks at the 16:33 mark.

Luc Wilson capped off the four-goal period, after centering pass from Josh Nadeau into the net for a 5-0 lead heading into the final period of play.

Penticton added three more goals in the last 20 minutes of play, starting with Moravec nabbing a pass in front and sliding it into the net close to two minutes into the final period.

Fin Williams and the power play struck for the Vees just under midway through the frame, toe-dragging around a defender and through the blocker shoulder.

The last goal came from Beanie Richter, who gathered the puck in the right face-off circle and beat Maddocks over his shoulder at the 13:19 mark of the final period, capped off the scoring for the Vees in an 8-0 shutout victory.

Kaeden Lane crept into the history books with a 14-save shutout for his 14th win of the season and has now earned eight career shutouts, placing him in a tie for 6th all-time on the BCHL shutout list. Keegan Maddocks stopped 39 of the 47 shots thrown his way in his eighth loss of the season.

The Vees return home for a first place showdown against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC as well as online at ValleyFirstTix.com.

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