The Silverbacks (18-23-1-3) will visit the Langley Rivermen (20-13-2-10) tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm. Salmon Arm has won three straight games.
The Silverbacks won 3-2 at the West Kelowna Warriors (22-21-1-1) on Saturday night.
Justin Wilson opened the scoring with his second of the weekend and eighth of the season at 7:43 of the first period. Demetri Kambeitz finished the first with a boarding penalty at 16:46. The Silverbacks outshot the Warriors 15-13.
Nick Unruh gave the visitors a 2-0 lead at 6:40 of the middle period, his ninth. Affiliate Erik Evans was called for hooking at 9:48. And Wilson gave Salmon Arm a 3-0 lead 16:34, his second of the game and ninth of the season. The Silverbacks lead 18-13 on the shot clock in the second and 33-26 overall.
Salmon Arm took three straight penalties to begin the third. Tanner Campbell for high-sticking at 5:48, Kambeitz for hooking at 9:02, and Ryan Hogg for goaltender interference at 11:09. The Warriors then potted back-to-back goals and 5-on-5 at 13:16 and 14:29 which cut the lead to 3-2. Brandon Whistle was awarded a penalty shot at 16:28 but kept out. Whistle then took a 10 minute misconduct at 16:37.
West-K outshot the Silverbacks 10-5 in the third, 38-36 Salmon Arm total. Kyle Dumba stopped 34 of 36 for his sixth win of the season.
The Silverbacks power-play was 0-for-2 on Saturday, but the PK finished 5-for-5.
Salmon Arm won 5-3 at home over the Chilliwack Chiefs (21-18-3-2) on Friday night at the Shaw Centre.
The Chiefs opened the scoring just 1:21 into the first period. Justin Wilson’s seventh of the season tied the game 1-1 at 7:06. Tanner Campbell was penalized for tripping at 7:35 and Austin Chorney for holding at 16:37. Chilliwack outshot the home team 9-6 in the first.
Chorney took the first penalty of the second period and the third consecutive Silverbacks penalty, holding at 9:59. The Chiefs capitalized on the power-play at 10:09 and lead 2-1. Chorney tied the game 2-2 with his sixth at 18:23. Logan Mostat took the final penalty of the second, boarding at 18:53. Salmon Arm outshot Chilliwack 11-5 in the second period, 17-14 Silverbacks overall.
Trevor Adams opened the scoring in the third with his 11th of the season at 4:12 and put the home team ahead 3-2. Grayson Constable was penalized for slashing at 4:34. The Chiefs tied the game 3-3 at 10:17. But Max Wutzke potted the game winner at 12:19, his first goal of the season and Salmon Arm lead 4-3. Julian Timba finished the scoring and into an empty net with his third at 18:58, 5-3 Silverbacks.
The Chiefs outshot the Silverbacks 11-7 in the third and 25-24 Chilliwack total. Reid Cooper stopped 22 shots for his fifth win of the season, fourth as a Silverback.
Salmon Arm was 0-for-3 on the power-play and 4-for-5 on the penalty-kill.
The Silverbacks are now 5-2-1-0 in eight of their 11 games on the schedule in January.
Langley is 2-4-0-0 in the first month of 2018. The Rivermen won 4-3 at home over the Victoria Grizzlies (24-16-2-4) on Saturday, but lost 4-3 at home to the Powell River Kings (23-14-4-4) on Friday.
Salmon Arm won 7-6 at home over the Rivermen on Tuesday, October 10th at the Shaw Centre in the first of the two regular season meetings.
Trey Thomas, Hudson Schandor and Noah Wakeford sat out both games on the weekend and each with injury. Mostat returned from injury on Friday but missed Saturday’s action. And Joe Leahy played on Friday but sat out on Saturday with injury. Affiliate Jonathan Krahn played in each game on the weekend, while affiliates Erik Evans and Wyatt Marlow saw action on Saturday.
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