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After the Buzzer – Vipers Rally Falls Short in Cranbrook

Cranbrook, BC:  Reagan Milburn and Walker Erickson each had goals and the Vipers threw 21 third period shots, but couldn’t force overtime as they fell 5-2 in Cranbrook on Sunday afternoon.

Noah Quinn had a hat trick for Cranbrook including the game winner on a powerplay in the 3rd period.  He also got the scoring started 22 seconds into the game.

The first 40 minutes were low event as both teams combined for just 30 shots.

Reagan Milburn drew the game even with his 11th of the season moments after the Vipers killed off a penalty.

Donovan Frias gave his team the lead early in the 3rd on a rebound in front.  The goal would be reviewed but it was determined that the Buck player was directed in by a Viper thus ensuring the goal.

After the Noah Quinn goal on the powerplay, the Vipers pushed hard to cut the deficit.

Walker Erickson scored his second goal as a Viper on a nice passing play with the goalie pulled making it 3-2.

The Bucks would hit the empty net twice including the 3rd goal of the night by Quinn,

The Vipers powerplay was 0 for 2 in limited action and the penalty kill was 3 of 4.

Ethan David finished the night with 24 saves on 27 shots, while Matthew Fleet in his second BCHL start made 33 saves.

The Vipers will be in action following the All Star Break on Wednesday January 25th against the Penticton Vees.


Photo Credit – Martin Ross