The Silverbacks (12-13-0-3) host the Wenatchee Wild (18-8-1-1) tonight (Friday) at 7pm, the second meeting in as many weekends. Salmon Arm won 2-1 in Wenatchee last Saturday.
The Wild opened the scoring in the first period, a power-play goal at 3:51 with Trevor Longo off for cross-checking. Grayson Constable tied the score 1-1 with 1:05 remaining in the first, Constable’s fifth. Wenatchee outshot Salmon Arm 14-6 in the opening period and the Silverbacks took the first four penalties of the game. Trey Thomas was called twice for holding, as well as Constable for hooking.
Neither team found the back of the net in the middle period but the Silverbacks starter Kyle Dumba stopped the Wild’s Josh Arnold who was awarded a penalty shot. Wenatchee outshot Salmon Arm 15-7 in the second and 29-13 overall.
Josh Latta finished the scoring in the third, his seventh and the game winner at 3:13.
The Wild lead 11-9 on the shot clock in the third and 40-22 Wenatchee total. Dumba stopped 39 of 40 for his fourth win as a Silverback. Salmon Arm finished 0-for-4 with the man-advantage and 4-for-5 on the penalty-kill.
The Wild won 2-1 at the Vernon Vipers (19-7-4-0) on Wednesday night, Wenatchee finished November with a record 7-2-0-1. The Wild are 9-6-0-0 in the Interior and 9-5-1-1 on the road.
Salmon Arm finished November at 3-5-0-1, the Silverbacks are 8-6-0-1 at the Shaw Centre and 5-10-0-2 versus the Interior Division.
The Silverbacks opened the season series with a 3-2 victory at home over the Wild on Tuesday, October 17th.
Demetri Kambeitz, Justin Wilson and Marcus Mitchell each missed last weekend due to injury.
Salmon Arm traded 20-year-old goaltender Bo Didur for future considerations to the Estevan Bruins of the SJHL earlier this week.
The Silverbacks next action is set for for tomorrow (Saturday) night, December 2nd on the road at the Prince George Spruce Kings (14-10-3-2) at 7pm.
Silverbacks home game tickets are available at the Box Office at the Shaw Centre. Adults $14, Seniors $12, $7 for Children under 12-years-old. Also, a family pack for $25 includes 2 Adult tickets, 2 Children’s tickets, along with 4 complimentary Silverbacks hats. Contact the Silverbacks at (250) 832-3856 or visit www.sasilverbacks.com
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