Morning Star Staff
Rookie defenceman Cody Lassiter produced his first two goals of the season as the Princeton Posse dispatched the visiting North Okanagan Knights 7-2 Friday night before 150 fans.
Eden Dubchak netted his 12th of the year 23 seconds into the second period and the Posse went up by a deuce five minutes later when Kyle Bergh bagged his ninth, on a power play.
Dustin Kostiuk answered for the Knights 21 seconds later with his seventh of the season, assisted by Zach Andrusiak and Kelsey Byrne.
Thomas Cankovic (10th) and Kurtis Klinger (21st) tallied for Princeton before the opening 40 minutes was done.
Lassister earned a pair of powerplay goals in the third period with Destin Robinson recording his ninth. Andrusiak replied with five seconds to play, on a powerplay, from Trent Redschlag and Dryden Profeit. Andrusiak has 14 goals on the year.
The Posse outshot North Okanagan 48-29 with Bailey Stephens taking the win over Mitch Profeit.
The Knights had 15 skaters as gritty rookie forward Michell Lucas returned from injury reserve.
Princeton moved to 19-21-2-3, good for third spot in the Doug Birks Division, three points back of the Kelowna Chiefs.
The Knights are last in the KIJHL at 6-36-1-4 and entertain the Chiefs today at 3 p.m. at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.
Kelowna lost 3-1 to the Osyoos Coyotes Friday night.