Penticton rallied in the second game of the series with a 4-3 OT victory on home ice. Paul Crowder assisted on the second Burnaby goal (boxscore). Penticton scored the game winner 13 seconds after Burnaby killed off a 2 minute power play from a hooking call at 2:12 (in OT? ouch). Those goals are tough to take. Bust ass for 2 minutes and get the job done but somehow don't clear the puck that one last time and bing-bang-boom. I hate that.
On Thursday night at home Burnaby dominated winning by a final of 7-2. Paul Crowder's power play goal at 3:10 of the 2nd period proved to be the game winner. The game must have gotten gritty in the third with five fighting-majors, 2 sets of double-minors, and 3 minors and a game-misconduct all at 13:23. Paul Crowder earned 2 for slashing and a 5 minute major for fighting to go along with two other penalties he managed in the first two periods. Here's the boxscore.
The fourth game of the series saw things turn back Penticton's way with a 3-1 victory on the road. Paul Crowder didn't turn up on the score sheet at all. Looks like the Vee's put together a gutty performance in response to a post season that has seen them lose two key players. In game 2 of Penticton's Interior Division Final, Robert Skinner (07 NMU recruit) was hospitalized with a severe head-injury for several days following an ugly crash into the boards; but last word had him recovering well and back at home sometime during the past few days. Additionally they lost Evan Trupp (07 UND recruit) to a shoulder injury in game three. No word on the extent of his injury.
Burnaby took a 3-2 lead in the series with a 2-1 victory tonight (Sunday) on Penticton's home ice. You can find a link to the boxscore by clicking here but as of this time it is unavailable so I have no idea if Paul Crowder scored. I'll add more later but as this is my third post of the evening I'll give my fingers a rest for now.