North Okanagan Knights rally for pre-season draw

Knights go into Princeton and score late for a 1-1 KIJHL pre-season tie with the Posse

A late goal off a scramble in front of the net gave the visiting North Okanagan Knights a 1-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League pre-season draw with the Posse in Princeton Thursday.

The Knights wrapped up their exhibition schedule Saturday in Chase.

“After the goal, we were all over them looking for the winner,” said Knights head coach Bryant Perrier. “They couldn’t get the puck out of their end.”

Daniel Paul, who gave up four goals in a 6-0 pre-season loss to Revelstoke, bounced back to blank the Posse in his half of action.

Jared Breitkreuz of Summerland played the last half and gave up a goal early in the third period.

North Okanagan starts its regular season Friday in Grand Forks.

The Knights’ home opener is Wednesday, Sept. 23, against the Posse at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.