Penticton, BC: The Vipers ran into a red hot offense and a red hot goaltender on Wednesday night as they fell to the Penticton Vees by a 4-0 score.
The Vipers fired a couple of early strikes at the Vees goal, but Kaedan Lane was dialed in early and turned them aside including a great chance off Ethan Mercer. From their the Vees struck on the first of two powerplay goals as Quinn Hutson deposited a rebound behind Roan Clarke to make it 1-0.
Roan Clarke was a big story for his team as he turned aside a number of big saves including a five-alarm save on Ben Wozney. Turnovers cost the Vipers on the 2-0 goal as they lost the handle behind the net and Devlin O'Brien was the beneficiary. The Vees powerplay added another from Fin Williams to make it 3-0 at the intermission.
In the third, the Vipers struggled to manufacture much. They had one good spurt that saw Max Bulawka hit a goal post. From there Matteo Constantini tacked on another goal to make the final 4-0.
The Vipers will host the Vees for their 4th game of the Okanagan Cup Tournament on Saturday night at 6pm. You can catch all the action on HockeyTV, 107.5 Beach Radio and Vernon Matters.