Vernon, BC - The Vernon Vipers dropped a 3-1 decision to the Trail Smoke Eaters to move their record to 2-and-2 to kick off the 2018-19 season. The Vipers were coming off a 4-3 win over West Kelowna the night before. when they ran into penalty problems against the Smoke Eaters. Trail scored a pair of back to back PP goals following a 5 minute major penalty to Jesse Lansdell who was called for checking from behind. The Viper veteran forward was assessed a 5 minute major and a game misconduct for the hit.
The lone goal scorer for the Vipers was Alex Swetlikoff who had the puck bank off his skate/stick which gave the Vipers an early 1-0 lead before the Smoke Eaters took the lead with the PP goals.
Next action for the Vipers is the BCHL show case in Chilliwack next week. You can catch all the games on 1075 Beach Radio.