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Vernon Vipers upend Coquitlam 4-3

Viper defenceman Brett Corkey cuts to the net past Coquitlam
Viper defenceman Brett Corkey cuts to the net past Coquitlam's Brad Ryan for a shot on netminder Cole Huggins in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Wesbild Centre.
— image credit: Graeme Corbett/Morning Star

Dexter Dancs scored the powerplay winner as the Vernon Vipers pulled a 4-3 comeback victory over the Coquitlam Express in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Wesbild Centre.

Trailing 3-1 late in the third period, Colton Sparrow sparked the Snakes' rally with a crafty wraparound. Defenceman Marc Hetnik snuck in from the point and roofed a feed from first star Andrew Tegeler over Cole Huggins for the equalizer.

Coquitlam's Ben Israel scored the opening goal on a backdoor powerplay and netted his second with a laser point shot with 10 seconds to play in the second frame.

Defenceman Jason Bird impressed in his Viper debut, scoring against his former team with a one-timer blast from the point during a 4-on-3.

Zack Pryzbek, on a harmless looking redirect in front of Vernon netminder Danny Todosychuk, suppled the 3-1 goal in the third period.

The Vipers host the Salmon Arm SilverBacks Saturday night at Wesbild.

Check out Sunday sports in the Morning Star for a full recap of Friday's action.

 

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