Liam Finlay of the Vernon Vipers tries to get past Salmon Arm SilverBacks' defender Phil Middleton Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

Silverbacks snap Vernon Vipers’ home winning streak

Salmon Arm prevails 3-0 in front of 2,400 fans Friday night at Kal Tire Place, the Vipers' first home-ice loss in 10 games

Second period deflections by forwards Shane Danyluk and Thomas Plese, and 31 saves from goalie Angus Redmond, were enough to lift the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks to a 3-0 win over the Vernon Vipers in BCHL action Friday night.

The tilt between the two arch-rivals drew 2,408 fans to Kal Tire Place. The teams finish the back end of a home-and-home set Saturday night at the Shaw Centre.

Taylor Maruya scored with less than three minutes left to round out the scoring for the Silverbacks, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

The Vipers, who outshot Salmon Arm 31-22, including 11-3 in the final frame, had a modest two-game winning streak stopped, but it was also the Snakes’ first home-ice loss in 10 games.

See Sunday’s Morning Star for more details on Friday’s contest.

 

Just Posted

Western Canada’s only Military Tattoo returns to Vernon

The 6th annual tattoo is slated to take place July 27-28 at Kal Tire Place in Vernon.

Athletes helping athletes

While the Vernon Christian basketball team have their own games to play this weekend, they took time out of practice Tuesday to volunteer.

JUNO nominated band visits Vernon and Penticton

Tim and The Glory Boys will perform in Vernon March 9.

Special Olympic B.C. Winter Games continue in Vernon

Events conclude today. Check out what’s happening.

Nearly 200 new businesses for Greater Vernon in 2018: Chamber

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce says nearly 200 new businesses in 2018

Athletes hit the slopes for the final day of SOBC

The awards ceremony for all alpine skiing events took place this afternoon at the SilverStar Village Podium.

A ‘warm embrace’ for grieving parents at funeral of seven young fire victims

Mourners offered love and support to Kawthar Barho, mother of seven children

One of B.C.’s newest citizens reflects on the value of immigration

“People who come by choice to another country will do everything to contribute to that country.”

Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed

The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline a second time

UPDATE: Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Team BC sitting 4th at Canada Winter Games after 1st week

Team BC ringette featuring Kelowna’s Brooklyn Keller finished 4th

Legislation to protect B.C. farmland comes into effect

Regulations enhance food security, encourage long-term farming

UPDATE: B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

Most Read