Powerplay 'pathetic' in loss

The Penticton Vees fell 3 - 1 to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Friday night at home, hurt by an anemic zero-for-eight power play.

The Vees had several chances to score, outshooting the Silverbacks 38-28, but were blocked by a stellar performance from Salmon Arm goalie Matthew Armitage.

The first period was scoreless, while the second saw the Vees failed to convert on a pair of two-man advantages.

About halfway through the second the Silverbacks took the lead after rebound fell onto Wyatt Marlow’s stick.

Penticton equalized with a goal from Andre Ghantous 3:30 later, but that would be the extent of Penticton's goalscoring.

Salmon Arm took the lead with 4:38 left to play with a goal from Hudson Schandor and closed things out with an empty netter.

“To me it wasn’t about the execution, we just had zero urgency. It completely cost us the game… our power play was pathetic to be honest," Vees' head coach and GM Fred Harbinson said after the game.

Just over 3,000 fans turned out for the game at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees fall to 24-12-1-2 but remain atop the Interior BCHL division.

The two teams will meet again Sunday afternoon in Salmon Arm for a 3:00 start.

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