The Vernon Vipers overcame another third period deficit to win a 4-3 decision in the first overtime. Austin Smith made 29 saves for the victory.
Here's the scoring summary:
|Vernon Vipers at 7:01 – Liam Coughlin from Ryan Renz|
|Merritt Centennials at 7:55 – Scott Patterson from Sebastien Pare and Shane Poulsen|
|Vernon Vipers at 11:31 – Matty Saharchuk from Dexter Dancs and Michael Statchuk|
|Merritt Centennials at 6:52 (PP) – Jeff Wight from Sebastien Pare and Tyler Martin|
|Merritt Centennials at 15:30 (PP) – Jeff Wight from Sebastien Pare and Scott Patterson|
|Vernon Vipers at 10:46 (PP) – Brendan Persley from Josh Bryan and Michael McNicholas|
|OVERTIME PERIOD 1|
|Vernon Vipers at 1:28 – Riley Guenther from Dexter Dancs|
Powerplays – Vernon 1 for 6 Merritt 2 for 3
Shots – Vernon 29 Merritt 32
3 Stars – 1) Jeff Wight 2) Matty Saharchuk 3) Sebastien Pare
Energy Player – Rhett Willcox
The Vipers will next host the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Sunday afternoon at Kal Tire Place. Its an internet only broadcast starting at 1:45.