Morning Star Staff
The Princeton Posse edged the North Okanagan Knights 4-3 in overtime in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night.
Posse game star Keith Comte scored at 1:13 of overtime in front of 200 fans at the Princeton & District Arena. Thomas Cankovic and Drew Carter earned assists.
The Knights (1-1-0-1) forced the extra period with 4:39 remaining as game star Layne Greene converted from Austin Fournier.
Kirt Fortney gave Princeton a 1-0 lead midway through the tilt with Graham Walker of the Knights equalizing on a powerplay six minutes later. Greene and Trent Reschlag pocketed helpers.
Cankovic made it 2-1 Posse with 6:28 left in the second period and Tanner Braid upped the margin four minutes later. Both goals came on the powerplay.
The Knights carried the play in the third period, outshooting the Posse 18-10 and getting an early goal from Cameron Welch to pull within one. Captain Kelsey Byrne and Ryan Moon picked up assists.
The Posse are 2-1.The Knights outshot the Posse 45-24 with Stephen Heslop taking the win and Daniel Paul the loss. The Knights host the Posse Wednesday night.