The Silverbacks (5-6-0-0) scored four goals in the third period on Tuesday night, and came from behind to win 7-6 in overtime at home over the Langley Rivermen (4-2-0-5).
The visitors opened the scoring on the power-play at 4:46 of the first, with Marcus Mitchell off for hooking. Justin Wilson’s third of the season tied the score 1-1 at 7:44. But the Rivermen retook the lead, 2-1 at 8:55. Langley went ahead 3-1 at 12:47 of the first. Mitchell got the home team within one with his fourth, 3-2 Rivermen at 17:34 of period one. Langley outshot Salmon Arm 15-6 in the first.
The Rivermen scored the lone goal of the second, doubling their lead to 4-2 at 12:30. Langley lead 17-10 on the shot clock in the middle frame and 32-16 overall.
Hudson Schandor opened the scoring in the third with his second of the season which got the Silverbacks within one at 7:14, 4-3 Rivermen. Demetri Kambeitz and Nic Ponak dropped the gloves at 7:23, each received fighting majors and game misconducts. Then with former Silverback Trevor Ayre penalized for slashing, Nick Unruh tied the score 4-4 with his second of the season and unassisted at 13:15. Tanner Campbell gave Salmon Arm it’s first lead of the game, 5-4 with Campbell’s third of the season and on the power-play at 15:18. Langley tied the score 5-5 at 16:21 courtesy of former Silverback Carter Stephenson’s second of the season. Unruh put the home team back in the lead with his second of the game and third of the season, 6-5 at 16:53. But with just four seconds remaining in regulation, the Rivermen beat their former goaltender Bo Didur to tie the score 6-6 and force overtime. Salmon Arm outshot Langley 22-9 in the third, but 41-38 Rivermen overall.
And with just 43 seconds remaining in 4-on-4 OT, the Rivermen’s newest addition Connor Marshall was penalized for high-sticking. Unruh then scored his third of game, his second power-play goal of the game, and his fourth of the season which completed the comeback.
Each team had four shots on goal in the extra period, but Langley outshot the Silverbacks 45-42 total. Didur made 39 saves for his third win in nine games with Salmon Arm. The home team finished 3-for-5 on the power-play, and 5-for-6 on the penalty-kill.
The Silverbacks will visit Langley on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7pm. Salmon Arm’s next action will be at home versus the Nanaimo Clippers (5-4-1-0) on Saturday night, October 14th at 7pm at the Shaw Centre which will be the Silverbacks only action of the weekend.
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 and www.sasilverbacks.com