Silverbacks’ forward Trevor Adams grapples for possession with Wenatchee’s Chad Sasaki during the Nov. 17 game at the Shaw Centre. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks take it to overtime against Wenatchee Wild

Silverbacks earn a point, even the gap in 4-3 OT loss

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks evened the distance between themselves and the Wenatchee Wild last night, pushing the game into overtime and snagging a point in a hard-fought game.

The Silverbacks had a few rough games against the Wild earlier this season, taking a pair of losses as the Wild racked up 15 goals in the span of two games. During the Dec. 14 game at the Town Toyota Centre in Wenatchee, Washington, however, the Silverbacks game within one goal in the 4-3 overtime finish.

Wenatchee opened up the scoring at the 11-minute mark in the first, with Brandon Koch scoring for the Washington squad with a short-handed goal. The Silverbacks were quick to tie things up at 1-1 as Logan Shaw made a breakaway attempt and John Little scooped up the rebound and fired off his second goal of the season.

The stalemate held until just 16 seconds into the middle period, with Wenatchee’s Murphy Stratton picking up a goal right after the opening faceoff.

Related: Silverbacks lock down two wins in three games on the road

There was a timeout called partway through the second period, and immediately after the players were back out on the ice Salmon Arm brought the game back to a 2-2 tie. Hudson Schandor came fast down the left wing and snapped a shot into the Wenatchee net-minder’s right hand side for his ninth of the season.

Right at the end of the second, Wenatchee edged out another lead as Christophe Fillion put the Washington squad up 3-2.

After receiving just three power plays in their first two games against Wenatchee combined, Salmon Arm went to their fourth man-advantage of the game in the third. A perfect cross- ice feed went from Nick Unruh to Justin Wilson took a great pass from Nick Unruh shot it in to tie the game with his seventh point in seven games since returning from an injury.

In overtime both teams traded chances, but the Wild’s leading goal scorer came out to play in a big way. From on his knees in the corner, Lucas Sowder sent a puck to the front of the net for Matt Gosiewski to bang home and lock down the victory for Wenatchee.

Tonight the Silverbacks face off against the Cowichan Valley Capitals at the Shaw Centre, puck drops at 7 p.m.

Just Posted

Salmon Arm Silverbacks award players for performance and commitment

Matthew Verboon claims player of the year, top scorer after stellar season

Parcel tax jump coming to combat city’s poor road rating

Salmon Arm paved road grade drops below 50, transportation parcel tax may increase by $30

Effectiveness of human waste as fertilizer examined during community meeting

Turtle Valley Bison Ranch hopes to improve pastures for grazing animals

Mobile Mammograms coming to Salmon Arm

The truck will be in town from April 11-15

Changes to dog ban on foreshore approved

Time of Salmon Arm prohibition will be two weeks later in spring

Dorothy brings love and companionship to Okanagan centre

Dorothy “the comfort cat” has been bringing joy to Haven Hill for over a decade

Family was everything to young woman who died in Highway 3 collision

Alanna Dunn, 27, died in a collision with a transport trailer early Friday morning.

South Okanagan skatepark opens after 911 calls

Police had received emergency calls about children and teens at unopened facility in Summerland

Study: Why Canadian police should have a dedicated animal cruelty unit

People view fighting animal cruelty as a public responsibility

New, permanent shelter replaces aging Okanagan building

Our Place will be open 24 hours a day in Vernon

Convicted pedophile from B.C. raises fears after move to Ontario

Police have issued a warning about Madilyn Harks in Brampton

Mystery plane wakes up B.C. residents

An aircraft circled Langley City over the weekend after midnight for about an hour

Yellow snake spotted slithering in Greater Victoria neighbourhood

Police describe it as ‘large, pale [and] yellow’ suggesting the snake may be exotic

Stranger climbs onto B.C. family’s second-floor balcony, lights fire in barbecue

Incident in Abbotsford terrifies family with two-year-old boy

Most Read