Vernon, BC: Eight different Vipers registered a multi-point night and Ethan David stopped 26 shots as the Vipers rolled to a 10-3 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters.
The Vipers jumped out to an early lead after Reagan Milburn slammed home a rebound for his 16th goal of the season. While shorthanded, Cam MacDonald was hauled down on a breakaway resulting in a penalty shot. On the ensuing shot, MacDonald ripped home post and in to make it 2-0. Just 17 seconds later Matthew Culling converted on a turnover for his 12th of the season. Cade McNelly who was sitting in the box for the shorthanded goals was sprung as he came out of the box and he snapped a shot low blocker to make it 4-0. The Smokies would make a change in goal and the period ended 4-0 after 1.
The Vipers extended the lead on a powerplay as Luke Pakulak spun at the far post and went bar down for his 9th of the season. The Smoke Eaters broke the goose egg on a delayed penalty as Zach Michaelis tucked one through Ethan David make it 5-1. A few minutes later Luke Lavery found some daylight in the right circle and went up under the bar making it 6-1. Talon Zakall was next to find the back of the net with his 5th goal of the season. Less than a minute later Josh Orrico converted on a 3 on 1 rush.
Trail cut the deficit on an early powerplay as Coalson Wolford was set up in front to make it 7-3. Luke Pakulak scored another powerplay goal for his 10th of the season. A minute later Cam MacDonald was set up in front for his second goal of the season. Twenty-two seconds Jack Glen snapped home his 5th of the season making it 10-3.
The Vipers will now be off for 9 days as they await the start of the playoffs which begin Friday April 1st in West Kelowna.