Kamloops Storm drop overtime decision in Armstrong

The junior B hockey club gained its first point of the 2019-2020 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season. The Storm will host Revelstoke at Memorial Arena on Sunday, Sept. 22. Faceoff is at 5 p.m.

The Kamloops Storm lost, but gained a point, in their third game of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season on Friday night in Armstrong.

The junior B club fell 3-2 in overtime to the hometown North Okanagan Knights.

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As was the case in Kamloops’ first two games of the season last weekend — 3-1 and 4-2 losses at home to Golden and Chase, respectively — the Storm fell behind early.

North Okanagan jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind goals from Cade Enns and Ty Tippett. Jacob Vautour, late in the second period, and Brett Mero, midway through the third period, tied the game for Kamloops.

Tyler Olsen scored for the Knights at 2:42 of the second overtime period to give North Okanagan the victory.

Storm goaltender Jakob Drapeau was busy in net, stopping 41 of 44 shots he faced. Knights’ netminder Sean Kanervisto saved 28 of 30 shots fired his way.

With the overtime loss, Kamloops gained a point and is now 0-2-1 on the season.

The Storm return home on Sunday, Sept. 22, for a 5 p.m. game at Memorial Arena against the Revelstoke Grizzlies.

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