Vernon, BC: The Vernon Vipers will make their first trip of the season to the Shaw Centre tonight when they take on the Salmon Arm Silverbacks for the second time in 8 days.
The Vipers (14-12-1-1) come in following a tough loss a night ago to the Surrey Eagles by a 4-3 score. Matt Kowalski had a pair of goals and Dawson Holt had a marker in the loss. The Vipers put up 37 shots on goal. Kowalski remains the most consistent of the Vipers with points in 7 straight hockey games. In that time, the Vernon product has 6 goals and 2 assists in that stretch and leads the team in offense with 13 goals and 12 assists.
The Silverbacks (19-9-1-1) are winless in their last 4 games and come in off a home loss last night to the Langley Rivermen. The Backs have the best win loss record on home ice in the Interior Division at 13-4-0-0, they’ve also played the most games on home ice. Third year Silverback Noah Wakeford his 2nd on the team in offense with 12 goals and 20 assists, right behind Akito Hirose.
You can catch all the action starting at 5:45 on 107.5 Beach Radio, Vernon Matters and HockeyTV