The A&W Peewee Tier 3 Silvertips travelled to West Kelowna for a game against the Westside Warriors on Saturday, the home team defeating Salmon Arm by an 8-4 final.
The ’Tips spotted the Warriors a triple before hitting the board for the first time in the second period. Hard on the fore-check on the powerplay, Dominic Barbosa spotted the Westside netminder cheating off the post by a hair. That was all the opening he needed, deflecting the puck off the back of the goalie’s leg and into the back of the net. The Warriors scored again with 25 seconds left in the frame to take a 4-1 lead into the second intermission, but the ’Tips came back with more fire in the third. Just 14 seconds into the period, Ty Bailey slammed a puck at the Warriors tender, Ethan Lans tucking in the rebound to get the good guys back within a pair. Connor Kociuba drove hard down the wall into the zone and got a hard shot off with Barbosa tucking in the rebound for Salmon Arm’s second of the period, and Taylor Howard turned on the jets and made a power move to the front of the net, flipping a backhand into the twine for the ’Tips final marker of the game.
The Silvertips welcome Kamloops to the Shaw Centre this Saturday, and South Okanagan on Sunday.