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Silverbacks Back To Back Wins


The Silverbacks (2-4) have put together back-to-back victories, following a 3-2 overtime win over the Surrey Eagles (1-2-1-1) on Thursday at the Bauer BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack.

The Silverbacks trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes, but the Eagles lead 20-2 on the shot clock. S’backs scored the lone goal of the second period and in the final 3 seconds, Rhett Kingston’s third of the season gave the Silverbacks a 1-0 lead into the third. Surrey lead 11-9 on the shot clock in the second, 31-11 Eagles overall.

Marcus Mitchell gave the Silverbacks their second lead of the game, 2-1 with Mitchell’s second of the season and on the power-play at 6:03. Surrey tied the game 2-2 with 3:33 remaining in the third period. The Eagles outshot the Silverbacks 16-6 in the final period of regulation. ¬†Austin Chorney’s first of the season ended the game at 2:18 of the first overtime period.

Each team had one shot on goal in the extra period, as Surrey outshot Salmon Arm 48-18 total. Nic Tallarico stopped 46 shots in the victory.

The Silverbacks finished 1-for-4 on the power-play on Thursday, and 7-for-7 on the penalty-kill. Salmon Arm was 15-for-15 on the PK in the back-to-back games.

Salmon Arm won it’s first game of the regular season, 3-2 over the Cowichan Valley Capitals (1-3) on Wednesday at the Prospera Centre.

The Silverbacks will have this weekend off of game action, as Salmon Arm gets set for back-to-back home games next weekend. The Coquitlam Express (0-3-1-0) will visit the Shuswap on Friday, September 29th and the Silverbacks will host the Trail Smoke Eaters (2-1-0-1) on Saturday, September 30th. Each game will begin at 7pm at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm.

Each Silverbacks game is webcast PPV at hockeytv.com Each road game is broadcast live via voiceoftheshuswap.ca CKVS 93.7 FM. Each home game is available audio only at mixlr.com/salmon-arm-silverbacks/