Vipers drop another to Wild

The Vernon Vipers dropped their second straight game to the Wenatchee Wild, this time 7-1. 

The BCHL best of seven playoff series is now tied at two games each.    

The next two games are in Vernon at Kal Tire Place where so far in the 2018 playoffs the Vipers are undefeated. 

Next game is Friday. Puck drop is 7 p.m.


Vees stumble again in Trail

The Trail Smoke Eaters pulled even with the Penticton Vees in the BCHL Interior Division semifinals with a 6 - 3 win at home Wednesday night.

While the game was equal with with just six minutes left in the third, a pair of quick goals and an empty netter from Trail sent the Smokies back to Penticton with a 2 - 2 series tie.

Trail goalie Adam Marcoux stopped 28 shots, good enough for the game's second star in front of 2,492 fans at the Cominco Arena.

Penticton goals came from Jonny Tychonick, Lukas Sillinger and Wyatt Sloboshan.

Game five goes Friday night at 7 p.m. at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tickets available online.

Vipers drop game three

The Vernon Vipers dropped game three in their best of seven series with the Wenatchee Wild 4-3 on Tuesday. 

Wenatchee led 2-0 before Vernon stormed back with three straight goals, one late in the first period, and two more in the second period.

Wenatchee tied the game halfway through the third period, and then with less than a minute left in the game took the lead with the eventual winner. 

Tuesday's loss was the first loss of the BCHL postseason for Vernon. The Vipers swept their opening round series with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, and before action on Tuesday were up 2-0 in their series with the Wild. 

Game four goes tonight in Wenatchee. 


Vees fall against Smokies

The Penticton Vees fell to the Trail Smoke Eaters Tuesday night in game three of the BCHL Interior Division semifinals.

While the Vees came from behind to force overtime with a goal by Jonny Tychonick with 19.5 seconds left in the third period, the celebration didn’t last long.

Carter Jones found the back of the net with a wrist shot past goalie Adam Scheel’s blocker 1:35 into overtime to take the game for Trail 4 - 3 and cut the Vees series lead to 2 - 1.

Jared Nash and Owen Sillinger were the other two Vees to find the back of the net while Scheel saved 27 of 31 shots.

Penticton outshot Trail 33 to 31. This is the first playoff meeting for the division rivals in 13 years.

Game four of the series goes at the Cominco Arena in Trail Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Vipers strike hard at Wild

The Vernon Vipers are up 2-0 in their BCHL playoff best of seven series against the Wenatchee Wild.

The Vipers had no problems finding the back of the net, outscoring the Wild 10 to 2 in the first two games of the series. 

The series now shifts from Kal Tire Place to the Town Toyota Center for game three on Tuesday.

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