Vernon Viper Riley Hunt drives to the net as Myles Powell of the Victoria Grizzlies tries to contain him Friday night at Wesbild Centre.

Vernon Viper Riley Hunt drives to the net as Myles Powell of the Victoria Grizzlies tries to contain him Friday night at Wesbild Centre.

Grizzlies grind past Vipers

Mike Moran fires winner as Victoria Grizzlies outlast Vernon Vipers 4-3 in BCHL action friday night at Wesbild Centre.

Mike Moran fired the winner with five minutes to play as the Victoria Grizzlies squeaked out a 4-3 win over the Vernon Vipers in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Wesbild Centre.

The two teams traded a pair of powerplay goals each, with Mike Zalewski and Darren Nowick connecting for the Vipers, and Jarryd Ten Vaanholt and Wesley Myron answering for Victoria, to make it 2-2 midway through the second period.

Call-up Dayne Ellison gave the visitors a 3-2 edge at 13:29, but Aaron Hadley equalized for Vernon late in the second frame.

The Vipers entertain the Merritt Centennials Saturday night at Wesbild.

Check out the sports section in Sunday’s Morning Star for a full recap of Friday’s game.