Penticton Vees fall to rivals Vernon Vipers

Vees fall to Vipers

Despite 42 shots on goal, the Penticton Vees couldn't get on the scoreboard Friday night at an away game against their regional rivals the Vernon Vipers. 

The Vipers got one in the goal early, just 1:48 minutes into the game. It remained 1-0 until the third period, with the Vees hammering at the net to no effect. 

The best chance to score in the final period for the Vees came on a one-time shot from the right face-off circle as Conner Hutchison was fed from the left point and put the puck towards goal with Porter coming over and making a glove stop to keep the game in favour of the home side.

In the third period, the Vipers gained a 2-0 lead via a goal by Trey Taylor. They would hold onto that lead until the final buzzer. 

Vipers goalie James Porter Jr. turned aside 42 Vees shots, and Vees goalie Carl Stankowski stopped 20 of 22 shots for his third loss of the seasoon. 

The Vees (25-9-1-0) conclude their weekend home-and-home set with the Vernon Vipers (18-12-1-1) at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Saturday night. Puck drop is slated for 6:00 PM with tickets available for purchase at the SOEC Box Office as well as ValleyFirstTix.com.


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