Vernon, BC: The Vipers look to build upon a solid win last night in Game 3 as they host the Wenatchee Wild for game 4 of the best of seven series.
The Vipers (2-1) downed the Wild last night in Game 3 on the shoulders of 3 powerplay goals. Matt Kowalski and Ryan Shostak had 2nd period PPG’s while Connor Marritt hit the empty net for a PPG of his own. Reilly Herbst was a rock in the Viper goal crease turning aside 23 of 25 Wild shots. The Viper PK, however not tested often, was perfect for the 3rd straight game killing off both Wenatchee powerplays. Dawson Holt who had gone pointless in the first two games of the series broke out in a big way tallying 3 assists.
The Wild (1-2) will look to even the series heading back to Wenatchee for Game 5 on Friday. Noah Lugli tied the hockey game up early in the first period just 22 seconds after the Vipers took the lead. Nick Cafarelli made things interesting in the third period as he scored early to make it 3-2. Daniel Chenard’s save percentage doesn’t look great in the series, but that doesn’t do his play justice. He made two highlight reel saves in the hockey game to keep his team in it.
Special Teams has been the ultimate difference in the series. The Vipers powerplay sits tops in the BCHL post season. So does their PK. Wenatchee despite surrending some powerplay goals against, continues to remain lethal while shorthanded as they have a shorthanded tally that was the difference in Game 2.
Puck drop tonight is 7pm at Kal Tire Place.
You can get your tickets HERE
Kids and students are free thanks to Hytec and Beach Radio, but must be purchased at the box office.
The box office is open until puck drop tonight.
If you can’t make it down to KTP, you can listen live on 107.5 Beach Radio, stream on Vernon Matters or watch on HockeyTV.