North Okanagan Knights drop weekend set

North Okanagan Knights head to Kootenays o three-game KIJHL road swing.

The North Okanagan Knights are headed east in search of their first win of October as they begin a three-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road swing Friday night.

The Knights, losers of four straight, visit the Creston Valley Thunder Cats (5-5-0-1), followed by the Fernie Ghostriders (9-2-0-1) Saturday and the Kimberley Dynamiters (9-2-0-1) Sunday.

North Okanagan dipped to 2-8-0-2 after a pair of weekend losses, falling 3-1 to the Kamloops Storm Friday, and then bowed 5-3 to the Princeton Posse Saturday.

After a scoreless first period in Princeton, Ryan Perevezoff, a 16-year-old call-up from Kelowna, put the Knights up 1-0 early in the second frame. Christopher Motoska earned the assist.

The 7-4-1-2 Posse responded with unanswered goals by Kyle Bergh (2), Trevor Pereverzoff, Keith Comte and Thomas Cankovic to take a commanding lead into the final period.

Knights’ d-man Austin Garrington (2nd goal), assisted by captain Dryden Profeit, connected on a powerplay at 3:26. Logan Geefs, with his team-leading fourth goal completed the scoring at 7:30, assisted by Ryan Pereverzoff.

Stephen Heslop recorded 19 saves for Princeton.  Mitch Profeit was pulled after allowing five four goals on 21 shots. Brady Lenardon made five saves.