West Kelowna, BC: It wasn’t the weekend final the Vipers were looking for as they dropped a 5-1 decision against the Warriors on Saturday night.
West K jumped on the Vipers early as Tyler Cristall scored just 42 seconds into the game. A Vipers powerplay later netted some chances, but no results as Johnny Derrick stood tall. Riley Sharun added the Warrior lead with his first of the season midway through the period. Another powerplay later and the Vipers were on the board as Reagan Milburn ripped home his 5th goal of the season on a low shot from the left circle making it 2-1 after 1.
The levies burst on the Vipers early in the second as Damon Jugnauth scored his first of the season in the opening minute. He scored again 6 minutes later to really put the game out of reach at 4-1 after 2.
Felix Trudeau added a powerplay goal in the third to put the game away with the 5-1 final.
The Vipers will look to shake it off when they host the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place.