Vees down Vipers 2-1

The Penticton Vees defeated the Vernon Vipers 2 - 1 Wednesday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre, lifted by a late goal from Luke Loheit.

Penticton’s first goal came early into the second from Lukas Sillinger. The Vees would remain in the lead until Josh Latta redirected a centring pass past Jack Lafontaine and into the net to tie the game with 11:11 remaining in regulation.

Loheit scored the winner on a rebound with just 53 second left in the game. The Vees outshot Vernon 37 - 24 in front of 3,000 fans at the SOEC.

The game saw Jackson Niedermayer leave injuries and not return after taking a heavy hit from Vipers defenceman Landon Fuller along the boards. Fuller was given a two minute boarding call on the play.

Penticton now wraps up the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule with a home-and-home series against the West Kelowna Warriors beginning Friday at home.

Following the conclusion of Friday’s game, Cassidy Bowes and long-time Vees season ticket holder Jon Race will have their hair cut on the ice to signal the end of Bowes’ GoFundMe campaign, raising money for children’s cancer research.


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