Vees sweep home-and-home weekend against Silverbacks

Demico Hannoun nets overtime winner to help Vees top Salmon Arm

Demico Hannoun was the overtime hero as the Penticton Vees defeated the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-3 Saturday at the Shaw Centre.

Hannoun netted the winner on a penalty shot at 2:50 of the second overtime period. It’s his fourth goal of the season and first winner.

The Vees opened the scoring at 15:52 of the first period as Gabe Bast setup Riley Alferd. Alferd, who scored seven goals in 57 BCHL games last season, scored his third of the year to give the Vees a 2-0 lead. That lead disappeared as the Vees surrendered two goals on the power play to Chase Priskie and Taylor Maruya. The Silverbacks then took a 3-2 lead on a goal by Shane Danyluk. Lewis Zerter-Gossage tied it at 3-3 as he was setup by Tyson Jost and Hannoun.

Hunter Miska made 27 saves for the win, while the Silverbacks went with Zach Dyment.

Check Wednesday’s issue of the Western News for more Vees coverage.