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Vernon Vipers hang 9 on Cowichan Valley, grab 3rd straight win

Four players combined for 13 points in the victory
Vernon Vipers celebrates one of their nine goals, as they dispatched the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Vancouver Island, Saturday, Feb. 11, 9-3. (Vernon Vipers Photo)

The Vernon Vipers offense is hissing on all cylinders.

The team dominated in Cowichan Valley on Saturday, Feb. 10, scoring nine goals, to push their win streak to three.

“Our group was able to do a lot of positive things on the offensive side of the game,” said Assistant Coach of the Vipers Lukas Lomicky, in what was the team’s second highest scoring game of the season. “We got the lead early and that gave us the opportunity to take over the game and finish the road trip with the win.”

The Vipers scored four goals in the first and the second period, and finished the night going two-for-three on the man advantage.

Georgios Stavrianeas had a two goal, two assist game, while Carson McGinley (three assists), Hank Cleaves (two goals, one assist) and Etienne Lessard (one goal, two assists) each had three points.

“It was a great road trip in general,” said Stavrianeas, commenting on the Capitals victory and the win over the Victoria Grizzlies on Friday night. “We gave it all we had and we got the four points we wanted. We all enjoyed the win, but we have another big weekend coming up so it’ll be a good week of preparation for it.”

Other goal scorers for the Vipers were Luke Bibby (two points), Erik Pastro, Adam Csabi and Isaac Tremblay (two points).

Colin Reay stood tall in net, stopping 29 of 32 shots faced for his seventh win of the season.

In the month of February, Vernon has a 3-0 record with 20 goals scored to nine goals against. They now sit fourth in the Interior Division with a 24-14-1 record, for 49 points. A battle against the 28-7-2-2 Vees in Penticton is next on the schedule for the Vipers. Puck drop is Friday, Feb. 16.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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