The Vernon Vipers salvaged one point in two games at the B.C. Hockey League’s inaugural Showcase event last weekend in Chilliwack.
The Snakes opened with a 3-2 overtime loss to the defending Fred Page champion Penticton Vees Saturday night, followed by a 4-3 loss to the Powell River Kings Sunday morning.
Rookie Craig Martin and second-year pivot Adam Tambellini handled Vernon’s scoring against the Vees, while Aaron Hadley, Tambellini and Mitch Van Teeling, acquired last week in a deal with the Virden Oil Capitals of Manitoba, tallied against the Kings.
Vernon resumes regular-season action this weekend with a home-and-home set against the Salmon Arm SilverBacks, starting Friday night at the Shaw Centre. The ‘Backs visit the Vipers Saturday night (7:00) at Wesbild Centre.
Check out Wednesday sports in The Morning Star for a full recap of the Vipers Showcase weekend.