SALMON ARM, B.C. NOVEMBER 2nd, 2016
The Silverbacks (8-11-0-0) begin November on home ice tonight (Wednesday) at home to the West Kelowna Warriors (7-9-0-1) at 7pm.
The Silverbacks have won the first three-games of the season series with the Warriors. The ‘Backs won 5-3 in West-K on October 7th, a 5-4 victory at home over the Warriors on October 14th and a 6-4 win in West Kelowna on the 15th of October.
Salmon Arm now has two wins and six regulation losses in the first eight games at the Shaw Centre in the 2016-17 season.
The Silverbacks dropped back-to-back games this past weekend, 4-2 at home to the Victoria Grizzlies (11-3-3-2) on Saturday and 4-2 on the road at the Trail Smoke Eaters (9-8-0-1) on Friday.
Connor Sundquist opened the scoring on Saturday with his eighth of the season at 5:01. The first season Silverback was sent in alone onto the Grizzlies goal with the help of Elijiah Barriga and Carson Bolduc who intercepted a Grizzlies pass in neutral ice.
Victoria tied the score 1-1 in the final six seconds of the opening period, a short-handed goal just 38 seconds into the Silverbacks first power-play of the game.
The Grizzlies outshot Salmon Arm 14-9 in the opening period.
Victoria took the lead back at 1:30 of the middle frame, 2-1 and the visitors took that lead into the final frame.
Bolduc was assessed a five minute major penalty for kneeing and a game misconduct at 18:32 of the middle period, after a collision in neutral ice.
Victoria outshot Salmon Arm 10-5 in the second.
The Grizzlies cashed in on their power-play just 54 seconds into the third and took a 3-1 lead.
Jared Turcotte got the home team back within one, with his fifth of the season at 9:12.
But Victoria finished the scoring, 4-2 at 13:23.
The Grizzlies outshot the Silverbacks 11-9 in the third and 35-23 Victoria total.
The Silverbacks will visit Victoria on Sunday, February 12th, 2017 at 2pm.
Trevin Kozlowski started in goal on Saturday, his first start since last Friday in Powell River. Kozlowski stopped 31 shots on Saturday in Salmon Arm.
The Silverbacks power-play finished 0-for-2, and the penalty-kill was 3-for-4 on Saturday.
The ‘Backs PP is at 22-percent and 10th overall in the BCHL, with 23 power-play goals which is the third highest total in the league.
Salmon Arm’s penalty-kill sits 16th in 17 team league at 70-percent. The Silverbacks also have the second highest number of penalty-minutes in the BCHL, 274 in 19 regular season games.
The Warriors PP is 13th at 17-percent with 12 power-play goals. West Kelowna’s penalty-kill is running at 76-percent and 13th in the BCHL.
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