The Salmon Arm SilverBacks got singles from five different players to ground the host Trail Smoke Eaters 5-1 in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Cominco Arena.
Goals by Landon Smith, Taylor Maruya and Evan Anderson, scoring with 13 seconds to remaining in period one, gave Salmon Arm a 3-1 lead heading into the break.
Vernon’s Alex Gillies and Thomas Plese added later goals as Salmon Arm improved to 7-5-0-1. Curtis Toneff answered for the 4-7-1-1 Smoke Eaters.
In other Interior Division play Friday night, sniper Seb Lloyd pocketed a pair as the host West Kelowna Warriors iced the Merritt Centennials, and Olivier Mantha recorded 23 stops as the Penticton Vees shut down the Prince George Spruce Kings at the South Okanagan Events Centre.