Mitch McAllister of the Vernon Vipers slams into Marley Keca of the Trail Smoke Eaters as Viper Mike Roberts digs for the puck Friday night at Wesbild Centre.

Mitch McAllister of the Vernon Vipers slams into Marley Keca of the Trail Smoke Eaters as Viper Mike Roberts digs for the puck Friday night at Wesbild Centre.

Smoke Eaters snuff Snakes in overtime

Trail Smoke Eaters ambush Vernon Vipers 2-1 in double overtime in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Wesbild Centre.

Jesse Knowler scored 28 seconds into double overtime as the Trail Smoke Eaters upended the Vernon Vipers 2-1 in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Wesbild Centre.

Vernon came out flying in the opening 10 minutes, scoring at 2:17 on a beautiful solo effort by TJ Dumonceaux. However, the Snakes faltered after that, allowing Trail back into the game early in the third period on a goal by Brent Baltus.

Knowler buried the rebound on an odd-man rush in OT, assisted by Braden Pears and Shane Poulsen.

The Vipers entertain the Surrey Eagles Saturday night at Wesbild.

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