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Princeton loses KIJHL conference final in game seven, on home ice

Fans disappointed as Posse misses opportunity to play for the Teck Cup
Revelstoke bested the Posse 6-3, Monday, April 1. File Photo Hanna Gould

The Princeton Posse’s deep playoff run came to an end Monday, April 1, as the home team lost game seven of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s conference final to the Revelstoke Grizzlies, 6-3.

The regular season champions hit the home ice strong in the first period, out-chancing their opponents.

However, it was Revelstoke that opened the scoring late in the first frame, with a goal from Ethan Coventry, assisted by Mikkel Hrechka and Luke Ashton.

Dayton Nelson, for Princeton, tied the score early in the second period with a puck that deflected off the Revelstoke net-minder’s skate.

However, that was quickly answered by the Grizzlies’ Jaylen Forsyth.

Game star Matthew Langdon tied the match late in the period, on a break out, however Coventry struck again just two minutes later, assisted by Luke Aston, and the teams departed the ice with the score at 3-2.

Revelstoke created dominance in the third period, beginning with a goal from Alexander Bronswyk, assisted by Brady Schwab.

Jonathan Ward, off the sticks of Vinay Junek and Matthew Langdon, scored mid-frame, but it wasn’t enough to stem the tide.

Ashton took advantage on a power play opportunity and Daniel Wittenberg potted a late period empty-netter.

There were only four penalties called in the entire game, with three of them going to Revelstoke.

Princeton out-shot Revelstoke 31-27 and goalie Posse goalie Blake Sittler made 26 saves.

Revelstoke now moves on to challenge the Fernie Ghostriders for the Teck Cup.

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