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

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

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Interior Health update. File photo.
86 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Interior Health

The new deaths are from Heritage Square, a long-term care facility in Vernon

Sickle Point as seen from the air. (Kaleden Community Association - David Mai)
Second town hall for Sickle Point on Jan. 27

The first town hall was cut short due to technical issues

Nate Brown photo
Okanagan-Shuswap says goodbye sunshine, hello winter

Temperatures are forecasted to drop by mid-next week

The facility in Summerland has 112 long-term care beds. Interior Health funds 75 of the beds. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Six more months for temporary Summerland Seniors Village adminstrator

The temporary administrator was appointed following site visits and concerns from Interior Health

President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Washington. The President is traveling to Texas. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Black Press Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

In case you missed it, here’s what made waves throughout the week

Seasonal influenza vaccine is administered starting each fall in B.C. and around the world. (Langley Advance Times)
After 30,000 tests, influenza virually nowhere to be found in B.C.

COVID-19 precautions have eliminated seasonal infection

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during a news conference outside Rideau cottage in Ottawa, Friday, January 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Trudeau says Canada’s COVID vaccine plan on track despite Pfizer cutting back deliveries

Canadian officials say country will still likely receive four million doses by the end of March

Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon shared a handwritten note his son received on Jan. 13, 2021. (Ravi Kahlon/Twitter)
Proud dad moment: B.C. minister’s son, 10, receives handwritten note for act of kindness

North Delta MLA took to Twitter to share a letter his son received from a new kid at school

Lilly and Poppy, two cats owned by Kalmar Cat Hotel ownder Donna Goodenough, both have cerebellAr hypoplasia, a genetic neurological condition that affects their ability to control their muscles and bones. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
VIDEO: Wobbly Cats a riot of flailing legs and paws but bundles of love and joy to their owner

Woman urges others to not fear adopting cats with disabilities

A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home has claimed seven people. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Two more COVID-19 deaths at Vernon care home

Heritage Square has now lost seven people due to the outbreak

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada’s top doctor says to avoid non-essential travel as B.C. explores legal options

Premier John Horgan says he is seeking legal advice on whether it can limit interprovincial travel

(Big White Ski Resort photo)
13 more cases of COVID-19 tied to Big White Mountain cluster

This brings the total case count to 175, of which 32 cases are active

RCMP on scene at a home on Sylvania Cres. (Phil McLachlan /Capital News/FILE)
Two Kelowna men arrested after Rutland home invasion

Two Kelowna men, including a prolific offender, facing slew of potential charges

Most Read