Venron Vipers forward Jimmy Lambert tries to get out of the way of a shot in front of Trail goalie Linden Marshall during the Smoke Eaters' 4-3 BC Hockey League win Friday night at Kal Tire Place. The two teams play a rematch Saturday in Trail.

Venron Vipers forward Jimmy Lambert tries to get out of the way of a shot in front of Trail goalie Linden Marshall during the Smoke Eaters' 4-3 BC Hockey League win Friday night at Kal Tire Place. The two teams play a rematch Saturday in Trail.

Trail Smoke Eaters edge Vernon Vipers 4-3

Visiting Smokies rally from two goals down to beat division rivals Friday night in Vernon

The visiting Trail Smoke Eaters rallied from a two-goal deficit to edge the Vernon Vipers 4-3 in BC Hockey League action Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

The two teams meet again Saturday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.

The Vipers took a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes on goals from Jimmy Lambert and Trail native Riley Brandt, which needed a conference among the four on-scene officials to confirm Brandt’s sharp-angle shot crossed the goalline behind Trail goalie Linden Marshall.

Kale Howarth, the game’s first star, cut the lead in half five minutes into the middle frame with a powerplay marker.

Trail tied it 2-2 seven minutes later when Kyle Chernenkoff took a weak shot from the right face-off circle that Vernon goalie Cole Demers missed and went in off the post for Chernenkoff’s first BCHL goal.

The Smokies took a 3-2 lead at 16:59 when Josh Laframboise knocked in a rebound.

Vernon tied it four minutes into the third when a point shot from Chris Jandric hit Jagger Williamson and bounced past Marshall.

Howarth scored his second 75 seconds later, unassisted, with a laser of a wrist shot over Demers’ left shoulder.

Marshall was named third star for his 45 save effort. Trail outshot Vernon 48-38.

Vipers defenceman Michael Ufberg had two assists to earn second star honours.

 

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