Raiders Get First WinPosted in Featured, Sports
Kelowna Sr. Raiders 8, Kamloops Sr. Rattlers 7
The Kelowna Raiders peppered Kamloops Goalie Mike Smith with 41 shots but were only able to get 8 goals past his exceptional play. Equal to the task was Kelowna goalie Ryan Brabander who along with Kelowna’s skilled defense, shut down the Rattlers in the third period to win the game with the help of a superb effort by Kelowna’s Jordan Innes scoring 3 goals and assisting on another. The Rattlers appeared to falter in the third as Kelowna won most of the loose ball possessions and capitalized on the Rattler’s mistakes. Penalties cost the Rattlers (30 min.) and eventually wore down their penalty killers to allow Kelowna to keep pace with the Rattler’s sharpshooters. The match was typical for the two teams and very entertaining for fans and sets the stage for close matches between the two rivals.