The powerhouse Penticton Vees rolled into Cowichan Monday expecting to turn things around after beating the Cowichan Valley Capitals Saturday night night handily. As they say, a funny thing happened on the way to rink however.
Pierce Diamond had other plans for his underdog team and put on a clinic between the pipes.
Pierce Diamond made 36 saves and David Melaragni, Dan McIntyre and Kolton Cousins did the scoring as the underdog Caps completed their upset over the Interior Division champion Vees.
The Caps led 3-0 before Lucas Sillinger scored for the Vees with 37 seconds left to play, after Penticton had pulled goalie Jack LaFontaine for the extra attacker.
The Caps will meet the Wenatchee Wild in the second round after Wenatchee eliminated the West Kelowna Warriors on Monday.