Posse forward has a big homecoming
Drew Carter returned to his hometown and stunned the Kelowna Chiefs.
The 20-year-old Kelowna product delivered a natural hat-trick in the third period and assisted on the two other goals as the surprising Princeton Posse overcame a 3-0 deficit to beat the Chiefs 5-3 Tuesday at the Rutland Arena.
With the Posse trailing 3-2, Carter tied the game 59 seconds into the third, notched the game-winner at 10:14 and carded a shorthanded, empty-net goal with 1:52 to play.
Owen Hart and Chad Kimmie added second-period markers as the Posse (7-2-1-1) moved into a first-place tie with the Summerland Steam in the Okanagan Division.
Brendan Mongey and Lane Paddison in the first and Devin Sutton early in the second gave Kelowna (4-4-1) the 3-0 lead.
Bobby Milligan made 39 saves for the Posse while Ethan Hunt stopped 26 shots for Kelowna.
On Friday, the Posse visits Chase Heat while Kelowna travels to Kamloops. Summerland Steam is home to North Okanagan Knights in a 7:30 p.m. puckdrop, while the Osoyoos Coyotes visit the 100 Mile House Wranglers.
On Saturday, Summerland visits Osoyoos at 7:35 p.m. at the Sun Bowl Arena.