Liam Coughlin of the Vernon Vipers holds onto the puck as he goes shoulder to shoulder with Cooper Rush of the Chilliwack Chiefs Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Liam Coughlin of the Vernon Vipers holds onto the puck as he goes shoulder to shoulder with Cooper Rush of the Chilliwack Chiefs Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Vipers ground Chilliwack Chiefs 4-1

Mason Blacklock nets two as Vernon Vipers grounded the Chilliwack Chiefs 4-1 in BCHL play Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

Mason Blacklock pocketed a pair of goals and an assist as the Vernon Vipers grounded the Chilliwack Chiefs 4-1 to open a B.C. Hockey League home-and-home set Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon got singles from Demico Hannoun and Dexter Dancs to improve to 5-4-1-2 in the Interior Division. The Chiefs, who entertain the Snakes Saturday at Prospera Centre, are a league-worst 1-7-1.

Jake Hand, batting a rebound out of midair in the first period, handled the Chiefs’ attack.

Danny Todosychuk had a relatively easy night in net, recording 22 stops for his third win. Lyndon Stanwood had 36 stops for Chilliwack.

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