In BCHL exhibition action last night in Salmon Arm, the hometown fans were treated to an exciting 3-2 win.
The Vipers jumped out to a 2-0 lead only to have the Silverbacks claw back to tie the game up and force a shoot-out after overtime settled nothing.
Coming into the game, Salmon Arm was looking for their first win of the pre-season coming short both times against West Kelowna last weekend, while the Vipers won both of their earlier pre-season games against Merritt. .
Both penalty kills were strong with Vernon going 3 for 3 and the Silverbacks going five for five including the one in overtime.
The two teams will face off again tonight with the battle shifting to Kal Tire Place in Vernon game time 6.