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SilverBacks Grab Two From Vees

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks found redemption on Saturday, after last Sunday's tough, 4-1 loss to the West Kelowna Warriors; as they defeated the 1st place Penticton Vees, 4-2, at the Shaw Center.

Salmon Arm is now 2-0 against the Penticton this season, winning both contests at home, this time by a score of 4-2.

The Backs got on the score-sheet mid way through the 1st, on a Powerplay goal tipped in by Thomas Plese, on a Mitch Ferguson shot. The Vees tied the game late in the 1st, when Cam Amantea scored on a re-bound on a Jack Ramsey shot.

In the 2nd period, the Silverbacks went 2 for 2 on the power-play, as Evan Anderson scored his 9th goal of the year, giving the' Backs a 2-1 lead, heading into a thrilling third period.

Salmon Arm out-shot Penticton 15-9 in the 3rd, and 9-0 just 5 minutes into the 2nd frame as, Vees Goaltender Hunter Miska was busy often; ending as the games 3rd star, making 32 saves.

It was the Silverbacks though who broke out in the 3rd, as their persistence payed off when Mark Whitely got his 2nd of the year on a great wrist shot mid-way through the 3rd. Less then a minute later the leagues leading scorer, Landon Smith picked up his 2nd point of the night and his 28th of the year getting his 11th goal of the season to make it 4-1.

Penticton scored late, but the 'Backs Adam Clark took another W on the season, with 27 saves in the win.

The Silverbacks are in action again Sunday, in a matinee at 3pm, when they host the Merrit Centennials in another Interior Division battle from the Shaw Cente; before hitting the road on November 1st, when they play Vernon.