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Photo Credit: Garrett James Photography

October 1st, 2019

SALMON ARM, B.C. – An early start for the Silverbacks was the difference in Tuesday night’s game as the Warriors lose their seventh straight.

The game didn’t start well with the Silverbacks scoring a pair of goals. First was a powerplay tally from Coalson Wolford who capitalized off a Brock Baier rebound. Then the Backs would go back to work with Simon Tassy also scoring a goal off a rebound to make it 2-0. Things were looking bleak for the Warriors late in the first, but with 55 seconds left Max Bulawka would wrist a shot past Ethan Langenegger to get the Warriors on the board. The score would show 2-1 Silverbacks after one period of play. Shots 18-5 Silverbacks.

The second period the Warriors got burst thanks to a couple of power play attempts. Notable opportunity was in the first power play where Ethan Langenegger was able to make 4 saves keeping it a one goal game. Then with under a minute to go in the second – controversy. Akito Hirose appeared to place his glove on the puck keeping it inside the attacking zone but it was inside the neutral zone. From there no offsides was called and the Silverbacks Noah Wakeford would score with 5 seconds to go in the period. The Warriors bench was livid and even the Silverbacks fans in the building thought there should of been an offsides call.

The third period began with a push from the Warriors once again but after a Warriors turnover the Silverbacks would add an insurance goal from Josh Zinger who tucked the past past the toe of Brock Baier to make it 4-1. The Silverbacks would add a pair late to make it 6-1. Final shots 50-29 Silverbacks.

Three Stars:

  1. SA       Noah Wakeford       (2G)
  2. SA      Akito Hirose           (1G-2A)
  3. SA      Coalson Wolford   (1G-1A)

Fortis Energy Player of the Game:

SA     F 9      Josh Zinger

The Warriors next game is Friday October 4th versus the Prince George Spruce Kings. Puck drop 10:00am from the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. This game will be streamed on Hockey TV and will be broadcast on the Warriors radio network on Mixlr.