Post-Game #10: Conway, Jost Lead Vees to Ninth Straight ‘W’

Post-Game Chart Oct 9

GAME RECAP 

BOXSCORE 

  • 13-seconds. That all it took for the Vees to manufacture the game-winning goal in OT. Scott Conway took the puck down the middle and fired a rising shot over the West Kelowna Warriors Forbes Ploszaj. The Warriors may have been burned by having three forwards out to start four-on-four, instead of going with the traditional two forwards, two defensemen setup. Garrett Forster was lined up as one of the defenseman for the face-off and that’s who Conway was able to step around before firing the puck in. The Vees have played a whopping 40-seconds in their two overtime games this year. Conway’s winner coming 13-seconds in last night and Dixon Bowen scored the OT winner 27-seconds in against Chilliwack on September 25. #OnePunched
  • Tyson Jost. Picked up his second hat-trick of the season, this one of the natural variety as he scored all three of the Vees regulation goals. His best out of the bunch had to have been the 3-3 goal in the third. Just 26-seconds in he curls into the deep slot from the right-wing and fires a dart into the top corner. Big goal for him and the team because it was on a power-play that carried over from the second. More importantly, it was Jost who drew the penalty after he was sucker punched by Kylar Hope along the boards. I mean, hope threw an uppercut that tagged Jost on the button. Luckily the referee was standing right there. Hey, the Vees took an undisciplined penalty too but what was Hope thinking there? Jost showed what the best course of action was for revenge.
  • The Vees Captain now has 9 goals and 21 points in 10 games and is sitting in first in the BCHL scoring race. To give you some perspective, he’s already halfway to matching his assists total from last year (22) and he’s only played 10 games. It’s been a treat to watch him so far and if you haven’t yet, get down to the SOEC next Friday.
  • Speaking of impressing, Conway now has a nine game point streak dating back to September 16th. After getting held pointless in the Vees season opener, Conway has picked up at least a single point in every game since. Whats more impressive is the fact he’s got two or more points in six of those nine games. What makes him and Jost so special is the fact they’re extremely competitive and will do anything to win. Not only are they the Vees most dynamic forwards but two of their hardest workers.
  • Do the Vees want more secondary scoring? Yes, of course but they’re not going to complain about the production they’re getting from those two. I think it will balance itself out more as the season unfolds. Remember, a good chunk of these forwards are green, rookies at the Junior ‘A’ level and need some time to adjust. Now the season crawls into mid October, I think we’ll see the scoring start to get spread out.
  • Friday was a really entertaining game between the two rivals. The first period felt like it was played on run time, as it was a track meet out there, as both sides skates very well. It had a bit of everything, including several lead changes and that always creates some drama and excitement. The second period didn’t lack any drama, with the Warriors scoring twice in 36-seconds to tie and take the lead and then in the third, the Vees had that lengthy power-play but couldn’t produce a game-winner. There were many story lines weaved into last night’s game and that’s why it was so entertaining.
  • Zach Driscoll was a winner in his home debut for the Vees, stopping 25 of 28 to move to 2-0 in as many starts. He didn’t have much of a chance on two of the three goals and made the stops he needed to. Maybe he would have liked to kick the rebound into a better spot on the Warriors first goal, but outside of the that there was a lot of good from him. He looks very calm and efficient with his movement in his crease and that will go a long way. Confidence is everything for goalies and he looks the part.
  • Friday was the second straight game the Vees conceded the game’s first goal and was the second straight game they trailed heading into the third. Now, they won both of those games but it’s a trend they don’t want to continue going forward. Good see them come from behind, again, in the third but they’ll need to find a way to be more consistent through the entire period tonight in Chilliwack. a five-minute “off” stretch could bury you against a skilled team like the Chiefs. The Vees have shown some good character coming back but why make it harder on yourselves? Lighten the work load and don’t get behind the eight ball.
  • 3-0 at the SOEC, 5-1 against the Interior Division. Those numbers will have you at the top of your division in a hurry. Divisional games are so big and the Vees aren’t letting opportunities go to waste. 10 out of a possible 12 points in their division is outstanding. That pace would have them in first place at season’s end.
  • Huge night for Vees alumni on the opening night of the College Hockey season. Joey Benik had a goal in St. Cloud State’s 3-0 win over Alaska-Fairbanks. Troy Stecher had two assists and was a career-best +3 in North Dakota’s 5-2 win over Lake Superior State. Travis St. Denis had two assists and Michael Garteig stopped 19 of 22 in the Quinnipiac Bobcats’ 5-3 win over Holy Cross. Sean Flanagan had an assist in Minnesota State’s 3-2 loss to Nebraska-Omaha. Nic Pierog and James de Haas both picked up assists in Clarkson’s 6-0 shutout win over RIT, and Matt Serratore had an assist in Air Force’s upset 5-4 OT win over Denver.
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Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations for the Penticton Vees
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One Response to Post-Game #10: Conway, Jost Lead Vees to Ninth Straight ‘W’

  1. Jean Mitchell says:

    Really Impressed last pm esp short & sweet OT moves .My radio dialed in to EZRock for broadcast from Chwk tonight. Good to hear about our boys at College, too. Thx for updating us.

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