Chiefs burned by local product in loss to Princeton
Drew Carter returned to his hometown and stunned the Kelowna Chiefs on Tuesday.
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 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 added a shorthanded, empty-net goal with 1:52 to play.
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 the Chiefs, who travel to Kamloops tonight.
The Posse (7-2-1-1) moved into a first-place tie with the Summerland Steam in the Okanagan Division.