The Vernon Vipers continued their strong start to the season, behind a virtuoso performance from netminder Ethan David.
The Vancouver born goaltender stopped all 41 shots he faced, as the Vipers won 4-0 over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in BCHL action on Saturday night.
Just three minutes into the game, Vernon’s Isaac Tremblay got the scoring started, with his tenth of the season. After a scoreless second period, where the Silverbacks fired 17 shots on net, the Vipers were able to get the offence going again in the third.
Georgios Stavrianeas’ third of the year came on a power play less than a minute in, after a boarding call from Salmon Arm’s Marcus Broberg.
Adam Csabi added to the lead with his 12th, while Erik Pastro’s empty netter sealed the 4-0 victory.
Salmon Arm went 0/4 on the man advantage, as goalie Eli Pulver stopped 25 of 28 shots faced.
The victory was sweet revenge for Vernon, who fell 4-0 to Salmon Arm a week ago (Nov. 11) from the Shaw Centre.
David’s shutout was his second of the season and eighth of his career. He now sports a 33-19 record in 61 games played for the Vipers over three seasons.
“We put out a great effort tonight and got the result we deserved,” said David. “It’s always great to beat the Silverbacks in their arena and our group is tremendously excited for the upcoming homestand.”
The Vipers now sit second in the Interior Conference, with a 14-5 record for 28 points. Next up, the Trail Smoke Eaters come to town, on Friday, Nov. 24. Puck drop is 7 p.m.
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