The home fans went away happy in Armstrong Friday.
The North Okanagan Knights won their Kootenay International Junior Hockey League home opener, blanking the Kamloops Storm 3-0 before 175 fans at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.
Austin Madge, a Lake Country product, picked up the shutout in his third straight start for the Knights, who are 2-1 on the season.
After a scoreless first period, Jett Saharchuk popped the eventual game-winner for North Okanagan at 8:57 of the second period.
Game star Alec McLeod scored his first of two goals exactly two minutes later to make it 2-0 home team going into the third period.
McLeod scored into an empty net with 20 seconds remaining to cap off the victory.
The Storm are 0-3.
North Okanagan has the rest of the weekend off and will play the Kelowna Chiefs in a home-and-home next weekend. The two teams play at the Rutland Arena Friday before heading to the Nor-Val Sports Centre Saturday evening for the return match.