Luke Gordon scored in overtime as the Kamloops Storm improved to 2-0-0 with a 3-2 KIJHL victory over the Sicamous Eagles at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Saturday evening.
The Storm had opened the regular season with a 4-1 victory over the Grizzlies in Revelstoke on Friday. Kamloops is set to play three road games in three nights on the weekend — against the Princeton Posse on Friday, the Osoyoos Coyotes on Saturday and the Kelowna Chiefs on Sunday. The Storm returns home to play the North Okanagan Knights on Sept. 27.
Gordon, a former BCHL forward who joined the Storm before the season, scored his first goal 3:27 into the extra period. Overtime was necessary after defenceman Daniel Buchanan tied the game on a power play with 4:46 remaining in the game.
Felix Larouche also scored for the Storm, which got two assists from Josh Rasmussen. Ben Giesbrecht made 26 saves in his second straight victory to open the season.
Mikey Markland and Riley Jepson, who spent the summer playing baseball with the midget AAA RiverDogs, scored first-period goals to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead. Chris Turner made 45 saves.
Also on Saturday, the Chase Heat needed overtime to secure a 4-3 victory over the Fernie Ghostriders at Art Holding Memorial Arena.
Nicholas Fidanza was the overtime hero, finishing a two-goal, one-assist night, and Chad Wilde and Kaleb Boyle had the other Heat goals. Jordan Passmore added two assists and Jacob Mattes stopped 22 shots in the victory.
Kurtis Bond, Kale Johnston and Ben Primeau scored for the Ghostriders, who split the goaltending between Jesse Shenton and Austin Wells.
Chase is home to the 100 Mile House Wranglers on Friday, 7 p.m., before playing in 100 Mile House on Saturday.