Backs fall in Penticton.

The Silverbacks and Penticton Vees met for the first time this season on Friday night in Penticton, in game one of the back-to-back, home-and-home set.

The visitors opened the scoring shorthanded in the opening period, as Nick Hutchison capitalized on a mistake by Vees starting goalie Hunter Miska who misplayed the puck on the Vees first power-play of the game. Hutchison grabbed the loose puck from behind the Penticton goal, skated out in front and found the back of the net at 7:58. Hutchison’s 3rd goal of the season, unassisted. The Vees tied the score at one going into the second period, a power-play marker with Hutchison off for hooking. The Silverbacks outshot the Vees 10-6 in the first period.

The only goal of the middle frame gave the home team it’s first lead of the game, 2-1 Vees into the third period as Penticton outshot Salmon Arm 13-6 in the second stanza.

The Vees added three more goals in the third, including opening the scoring 32 seconds into the period as Penticton opened the season series with a 5-1 win at home over the Silverbacks. The Vees outshot the Backs 13-10 in the third, and 32-26 overall. Angus Redmond made 27 saves for the Silverbacks, while Hunter Miska turned aside 25 shots for the Vees.

The Silverbacks power-play was 0-for-1, while the penalty-kill finished two-for-four. Steen Cooper, and Josh Laframboise each had a goal and two assists for the Vees.

Silverbacks Assistant coach Misko Antisin joined us post-game with his thoughts.

Captain Bryden Marsh breaks the game down, referring to a play where Angus Redmond lost his goal stick and the Vees capitalized.

All Silverbacks regular season and playoff games are webcast via as well as audio only Tonight’s broadcast begin’s with the Pre-game show at 6:45p.m., the opening Face-off is set for 7p.m.

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