After two consecutive goalie duels, Game 4 did not favour the netminders as the Penticton Vees scored an 8-5 road win over the Nanaimo Clippers to even the Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals 2-2.
The road team has now won each game of the series.
Rookie Tyson Jost’s first of two third-period tallies proved to be the winner but after Vees 15-year-old affiliate Jordy Bellerive made it 7-3 Penticton, Clippers forwards Jake Jackson and Brendan Taylor scored in quick succession to make it interesting. That would be as close as it got however. Jost added an empty-netter with 33 seconds left to ice the game for Penticton.
The Vees’ Steen Cooper opened the scoring in the first but Nanaimo held a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes with Devin Brosseau and Sheldon Rempal replying for the Clips.
The Vees scored four-straight goals in the middle frame, including Cooper’s second, to take control of the game.
Once again, Penticton held the edge in shots on goal firing 41 pucks on Nanaimo’s Guillaume Decelles. Hunter Miska made 33 saves in the Penticton crease for the win.
Game 5 goes Thursday in Penticton and Game 6 will be Friday back in Nanaimo.