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Vipers Game Day – Vipers Travel to Face Familiar Foe in Merritt

Vernon, BC:  The Vipers saw their four game win streak halted last weekend in the first of three away from home.  Tonight they face a familiar opponent, coming off a big win earlier in the week.  The Vipers and Centennials tangle for the fourth time at 7pm at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.

Record:  12-5-0-0

Goals For:  77

Goals Against: 47

Power Play:  18 for 61 – 29.5%

Penalty Kill:  45 of 56 – 80.4%

Leading Scorer:  Owen Kim (6G 17A)

Last Game:  It was a rare misstep for the Vipers in their last outing on Saturday night.  The Vipers were doubled in shots and blanked for the first time this year, 4-0 in Salmon Arm.  Ethan David seemed to be the lone bright spot making 39 saves on 43 shots.

Merritt Centennials

Record:  7-9-1-1

Goals For:  62

Goals Against:  73

Power Play:  13 for 58 – 22.4%

Penalty Kill:  55 of 69 – 79.7%

Leading Scorer:  Michael Felsing (6G 16A)

Last Game:  The Centennials got back in the win column on Tuesday night was they took down West Kelowna in a back and forth affair at Royal LePage Place.  The Cents saw a 2-goal lead disappear, only to rally from a deficit of their own to take the lead late in regulation time.  Merritt spread their offense around with 10 different players registering a point.  Dylan Lariviere, Michael Stenberg, Tyler Wishart and Easton Ryan had goals.  Beau Lane had 41 saves on 44 shots for his first BCHL win.

You can listen on 107.5 Beach Radio, or watch on FloHockey starting at 6:45.