VIDEO: Vees net overtime victory over Grizzlies

James Miller put a dagger into the Victoria Grizzlies for the Penticton Vees with his 2-1 overtime winner.

Owen Sillinger of the Penticton Vees watches as Victoria Grizzlies netminder Matthew Galajda gets a pad on this shot from the point in the first period of Sunday's BC Hockey League game at the South Okanagan Events. The Vees won the game 2-1 in overtime.

Owen Sillinger of the Penticton Vees watches as Victoria Grizzlies netminder Matthew Galajda gets a pad on this shot from the point in the first period of Sunday's BC Hockey League game at the South Okanagan Events. The Vees won the game 2-1 in overtime.



The Penticton Vees won two of three games in their final BCHL regular season home schedule with a 2-1 overtime victory over the Victoria Grizzlies Sunday.

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The crowd of 3,341 erupted after James Miller lifted the Vees to victory with a goal at 3:34, set up by Ty Amonte behind the Grizzlies goal to beat Matthew Galajda, who finished with 38 saves and was named the second star. For Miller it was his fifth goal of the season.

The Grizzlies opened the scoring on the power play at 12:23 of the first period when Timothy Friedmann, put his 16th of the season past Mat Robson. The Vees got the equalizer from Grant Cruikshank, his 30th of the season, on the power play from Gabe Bast.

Vees goalie Mat Robson turned aside 27 shots.

The win improved the Vees to 39-13-2-1, while the Grizzlies dropped to 36-11-5-4.

Following the game, the Vees handed out their individual awards. Duncan Campbell was named the Unsung Hero, while Ryley Risling was named the Vees on Vees Most Popular Player, he also received the Most Improved Player. Receiving the Robert Skinner Courage award was Turner Ripplinger and the Best Conditioned Athlete went to Grant Cruikshank, who also won Rookie of the Year. The Humanitarian Award went to goalie Nolan Hildebrand, and Owen Sillinger picked up the Fan Favourite Award, and he also got the Most Inspirational Award. The Most Sportsmanlike Award went to Griffin Mendel, who was also named the Best Defenceman. Greg Brydon received the Academic Award with a 4.0 grade point average. That award comes with a newly introduced annual bursary by Home Hardware for $500. Mat Robson was named the Most Valuable Player.

 

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