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After the Buzzer – Vipers Fall In Shootout

Vernon, BC:  The Vernon Vipers had a goal from Luke Pakulak and newcomer Koen MacInnes stopped 17 of 18 in regulation, but the Vipers fell 2-1 in a shootout to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.

The game was much more defensive than a night ago with just 15 shots combined and no scoring.

In the second Luke Pakulak spun home a loose puck for his first goal in junior hockey.  That score would hold after 2 periods.

A Salmon Arm powerplay in the second half of the period had Drew Bennett tipping home a point shot to tie the game up.

In overtime, both teams went end to end multiple times, but goaltending and defense were up to the challenge.

In a shootout Carter Loney would score the only goal to give Salmon Arm the extra point.

The Vipers are back at it next weekend when they have a home and home set with the Penticton Vees.