Vernon, BC: The Vipers put 26 shots towards the Salmon Arm goal crease, but couldn’t solve Owen Say as they fell 3-0 on Saturday night.
Daniel Panetta scored two goals in a second second window, one on a wrap around and one on a rebound. The Vipers penalty kill gave them some life, but couldn’t find a way to beat Owen Say. A late powerplay generated some chances, but the period ended 2-0 despite the Vipers outshooting Salmon Arm 10-7.
The Vipers PK was tested again in the second as they had to kill of a 5-minute major. They were more than up for the challenge as they surrendered just 3 shots in that span.
In the third Daniel Panetta scored his third of the night on a powerplay making it 3-0. The Vipers had a couple of looks but again Owen Say had an answer making the final 3-0.
The Vipers are back in action tomorrow afternoon as they head to Salmon Arm for a 4pm puck drop.