Vees defeat the Silverbacks in double overtime

The Penticton Vees fight off the Silverbacks to earn a double overtime win at home

SALMON ARM SILVERBACK Damian Chrcek cuts Desi Burgart off as the Vees forward tries to head to the Silverbacks' goal. The Vees won the game in double overtime

Scott Conway has won another game for the Penticton Vees.

This time the Vees’ sniper delivered the knockout punch in a 4-3 double overtime win against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks at the South Okanagan Events Centre Saturday.

The goal is Conway’s BCHL-leading 10th winner and 28th on the season.

During three-on-three action, Conway circled out front and rifled a wrist shot over the glove of Salmon Arm’s Angus Redmond at 3:35, as the Vees salvaged a weekend split with the Silverbacks.

Vees newcomer Darius Davidson said his first two games with his new team have been fast.

“They are a quick team, very fast up front so we had to match their speed and get in the D-zone,” said Davidson, who scored the first the goal.

Mitch Brooks and call-up Liam Lytton scored in regulation for the Vees, who beat the Silverbacks for the first time in three tries this season. Zach Driscoll redeemed himself and made 31-saves after being pulled the night before in Salmon Arm after allowing two goals on seven shots.

Elijiah Barriga scored twice and Josh Laframboise added a single for the visitors, as the Silverbacks erased a 3-0 second period deficit to push the game beyond regulation.

After a scoreless first period, Davidson scored 14 seconds into the second as his shot beat Redmond high glove for his first as a Vee and 12th of the year. Assisting on Davidson’s goal was Conway and Easton Brodzinski.

“Just contributing to the team, to the win was great,” he said. “It was fast paced, full of energy. we played really well as a team throughout the game. Good to get the win.”

Lytton, 15, an affiliate, was credited with his first BCHL goal after Ben Brar spun and fired a shot then went off his leg to make it 3-0.

A crowd of 2,146 attended.

With a two-point effort, Conway has extended his BCHL-best point streak to 30-games. Prior to puck drop, the Vees announced that they had shipped defenceman Sam Jones to the Cowichan Valley Capitals for future considerations. In 27 games with the Vees, Jones had four assists and 19 penalty minutes. The Vees played Salmon Arm with five defencemen.

The Vees (29-3-1-0) will make their first visit to Kal-Tire Place in Vernon to face the Vipers (15-8-0-2) on Tuesday. The Vees have won the first three games of the series, all at the home.

-Written with files from Fraser Rodgers

 

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