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After the Buzzer – Vipers Drop Tournament Opener

West Kelowna, BC:  Ryan Shostak had the lone goal on a powerplay and Kobe Grant stopped 30 of 33 as the Vipers fell by a 4-1 score against the West Kelowna Warriors.

The Warriors struck early as an errant pass deflected off Elan Bar-lev Wise and into the back of the net just 10 seconds into the game.  The Vipers rebounded nicely and evened the game up at one thanks to a 5 on 3 powerplay goal.  The goal came minutes after the penalty kill squashed a 5 on 3 for the Tribe.

West Kelowna added two more after the Vipers missed opportunities of their own.  Felix Trudeau and Deegan Mofford scored 5 minutes apart to make it a 3-1 game after 2.

The game tightened up in the final frame.  The Vipers pulled Grant with 2 minutes remaining in the hopes of cutting the deficit, but a save from Johnny Derrick and a second goal from Felix Trudeau gave the home side a 4-1 win.

The back half of the home and home goes Saturday night at 6pm at KTP.