Defenceman Shane Poulsen supplied 2+1 as the Merritt Centennials upset the Penticton Vees 3-2 in B.C. Hockey League action Wednesday night before 1,500 fans at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
James Neil added 1+2 for the Cents, who improved to 8-7, one point back of the third-place Vernon Vipers in the Interior Division.
Anthony Conti and Travis Blanleil replied for the first-place Vees (9-3-0-1).
Former Viper Craig Martin scored once and earned first star in the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ 5-4 loss to the visiting Cowichan Valley Capitals.
Myles Fitzgerald bagged a deuce as the Victoria Grizzlies grounded the host Nanaimo Clippers 5-3. Spencer Hewson, a Vernon product with the Clippers, was chosen Fortis Energy Player of the Game. The rookie forward has one goal through eight games.