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North Okanagan Knights drop 11th straight in loss to Grand Forks

The team will now face the league-leading Sicamous Eagles Saturday night
The North Okanagan Knights fell 3-2 to the Grand Forks Border Bruins Friday night, Nov. 17, 2023. (Grand Forks Border Bruins photo)

The North Okanagan Knights can’t seem to get back in the W column.

The Knights lost their 11th straight game to the Grand Forks Border Bruins 3-2 Friday night at home.

Both teams traded powerplay goals in the first period, with Knights defenceman Colton Fleming scoring his second of the season at the 9:43 mark, and Chad Bates evening the score for the Border Bruins 17:51 into the frame.

The Border Bruins took control of the game in the second period, out-shooting the Knights 18 to seven and getting goals from Levi Astill and Josh Missfeldt.

Cash Anderson cashed in past the midway point of the third, his fourth of the season assisted by Richard Burden, to make it a one-goal game, but that’s as close as the struggling Knights would come.

Both goalies performed well as Grand Forks won the shot share 41-36 in the game.

Both teams also went one for four on the powerplay.

Despite the losing streak, the Knights are still ahead of the Osoyoos Coyotes for fourt hplace in the KIJHL’s Bill Ohlhausen division wit htheir nine points in 18 games played.

The Knights have a tough test Saturday night as they take on the league-leading Sicamous Eagles at home at the Nor-Val Centre. Puck drops at 7:15 p.m.

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Brendan Shykora

About the Author: Brendan Shykora

I started as a carrier at the age of 8. In 2019 graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University.
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