‘Tips start season with extended unbeaten streak

Salmon Arm's Scotiabank Silvertips up to a 4 and 0 record.

Salmon Arm’s Bantam tier two Silvertips returned home this past Saturday from their third game of the regular season against Kelowna.

The majority of the play in the first period was almost entirely in Kelowna’s zone.

The Scotiabank ’Tips scored first, and would double their lead, closing out the first period with a 2-0 lead.

A quick lapse in energy and focus in the opening minutes of the second period saw Salmon Arm’s precious two-goal lead disappear.

The Silvertips regained control of the game in the third period, and took the game to Kelowna.

A productive period saw the ’Tips score four goals in the final frame to win 6-2, and keep their undefeated streak alive.

Scoring came from six different players including Ryan Sadorsky with a nice slap shot from in close.

Tyler Chartier, Trent Thompson, Michael Kormany, Mitchell Brown and Brayden Haskell also chipped in offensively.

Sunday, the team travelled to Westside to take on the Warriors in another regular-season battle. Salmon Arm started the game hesitant as they knew it would be a tough challenge.

The game’s tone was one of mutual respect, each  team knowing the others abilities.

The Warriors dominated the shot clock in the first, but as the game progressed the shots evened out.

The game remained scoreless until deep into the third period when Brayden Haskell assisted Sebastien Archambault scoring with only six minutes left on the clock.

The final few minutes were a combination of work and good luck as the ’Tips managed to come away with a important win.

The Silvertips sit on top of their league with a 4-0 start to the season.