SilverBacks slip past Snakes

Salmon Arm SilverBacks ground Vernon Vipers 2-1 in double-overtime in BCHL action Friday night at Wesbild Centre.

Carter Lukenda scored the double-overtime winner as the Salmon Arm SilverBacks outlasted the Vernon Vipers 2-1 in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Wesbild Centre.

It was the Vipers’ third consecutive OT loss to Salmon Arm this season, leaving them 1-5 when games go to extra time.

Vernon centreman Adam Tambellini, scoring on a first-period powerplay, and Brandon Mistal, responding for the ‘Backs in the second frame, handled the regulation scoring.

Vernon hosts the Chilliwack Chiefs Saturday night at Wesbild.

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