The Vernon Vipers eight game unbeaten streak came to a close on Saturday night as they dropped a 4-1 decision to the Penticton Vees. Shane Kelly was the only Viper able to get one past Adam Scheel who stopped 29 shots to propel his team to the win.
Play didn’t pick up until the midway mark as finally both teams were able to skate with a bit more space, but no scoring until the last 5 minutes of the frame. Jonny Tychonick on a powerplay was able to score to make it 2-0.
Just 90 seconds later, Jordan Henderson made it 3-0 on a shot with bodies in front. The Vipers were finally able to get luck on their side as Shane Kelly from the goaline scored his 2nd of the year in the ifnal minute. The score was 3-1 Penticton after 2.
Time would become the enemy of the Vipers as the Vees would ice it into an empty net, with Vernon up a man. The Viper unbeaten streak would end at an impressive 8, with a 4-1 loss to Penticton.
The Vipers will welcome the West Kelowna Warriors on Wednesday night for their third meeting in just over three weeks at the friendly confines of Kal Tire Place.