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Vipers Game Day – Vipers Look To Even Series in Game 4

Photo: Lisa Mazurek


Game Time: 7:00 pm PDT

Location: Kal Tire Place

Radio: 107.5 Beach Radio

Webcast: Hockey TV 

Vernon Vipers

GM & Head Coach: Jason McKee

2023 Playoffs:  GP  5-4

Playoffs Home: 2-2

Playoffs Away: 3-2

Playoffs GF: 30

Playoffs GA: 25

Playoff Power Play: 19.4%

Playoff Penalty Kill: 71.%

Playoff Top Scorer: Lee Parks (6-6-12)

Playoff series
GM 1: Friday, April 14, @ Salmon Arm, W 4-3 OTW
GM 2: Saturday, Apr. 15 @ Salmon Arm, 5-2 L
GM 3: Tuesday, Apr. 18 vs Salmon Arm, 3-2 OTL
GM 4: Wednesday, Apr. 19 vs Salmon Arm, 7:00 pm
GM 5: Friday, Apr. 21 @ Salmon Arm, 7:00 pm
GM 6: Sunday, Apr. 23 vs Salmon Arm, 6:00 pm*
GM 7: Tuesday, Apr. 25 @ Salmon Arm, 7:00 pm*

*If necessary

Last Game: The Vipers played from behind for the majority of Game 3, but again were able to mount a 3rd period rally to force overtime.  Despite a ton of chances in both overtimes, the Vipers fell 3-2.  Luke Ashton and Hank Cleaves had goals, while Ethan David made 28 saves.

Tonight: As talked about all series long, the Vipers need a better start.  They’ve scored all but one of their goals this series in the 3rd period.  Vernon only had 12 shots in the first 40 minutes but finished the game with 43 total.

Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Head Coach: Tyler Shattock

2022-23 Playoffs: GP 7 6-1

Playoffs Home: 3-1

Playoffs Away:  3-0

Playoffs GF: 27

Playoffs GA: 15

Playoffs Power Play: 36.8%

Playoffs Power Play: 88.9%

Playoffs Top Scorer: Nathan Mackie (5-5-10)

Last Game: Salmon Arm saw another multi-goal lead disappear, but were able to come away with a 3-2 double overtime win.  Isaac Lambert and Hayden Stavroff had goals, while Will Lavigne had the winner midway through the 2nd overtime.  Matthee Tovell finished with 41 saves on 43 shots to earn the games 2nd star.

Tonight’s Game:  Salmon Arm will now look to take a 3-1 series lead.  Isaac Lambert has goals in back-to-back games since getting back into the series in Game 2.  The road has been friendly to the Backs as they are now a perfect 3-0 including a pair of double overtime winners.