BCHL Powerhouse Vees Ousted By Upstart Capitals

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    Dan McIntyre scores the Cowichan second goal with the assists going to Vincent Millette and Dimitri Mikrogiannakis to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the third period. Photo by ISN photographer Corey Shaw

    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.

    Vincent Millette absolutely happy with the win over the Vees. Photo by ISN photographer Corey Shaw.
    Vincent Millette absolutely happy with the win over the Vees. Photo by ISN photographer Corey Shaw.

    Pierce Diamond had other plans for his underdog team and put on a clinic between the pipes.

    Capitals captain Vincent Millette celebrates with his team after upsetting the Penticton Vees in 6 games.Photo by ISN photographer Corey Shaw.
    Capitals captain Vincent Millette celebrates with his team after upsetting the Penticton Vees in 6 games.Photo by ISN photographer Corey Shaw.

    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.

    Photo by ISN photographer Corey Shaw.
    Photo by ISN photographer Corey Shaw.

    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.

    Former teammates in Nanaimo Vincent Millette for Cowichan and David Sylie for the Vees in the after game handshake. Photo by ISN photographer Corey Shaw.
    Former teammates in Nanaimo Vincent Millette for Cowichan and David Sylie for the Vees in the after game handshake. Photo by ISN photographer Corey Shaw.

    The Caps will meet the Wenatchee Wild in the second round after Wenatchee eliminated the West Kelowna Warriors on Monday.

     

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