’Backs complete successful road swing

The Silverbacks’ excellent form on the road continued as they took a possible four of six points over the weekend in the Lower Mainland

The Silverbacks’ excellent form on the road continued as they took a possible four of six points over the weekend in the Lower Mainland.

Josh Laframboise, Mitch Newsome and Ross Heidt each scored a goal as they downed the host Surrey Eagles 3-2 on Friday evening. Newsome and Heidt scored just 19 seconds apart in the second frame before Ty Westgard scored his first of two on the night. Brandon Kegler made his fifth start of the season and earned his second win, making 23 saves in the process.

The following night, Chase Zieky scored a natural hat trick, as his side downed the Langley Rivermen 3-2.

Langley’s Torrin White tied the game briefly at two with Zieky’s game-winning goal coming 42 seconds later.

On Sunday evening the ’Backs rounded out their road trip with a game in Chilliwack, falling 4-1 to the hosts. Colton Thibault knotted the game at one a-piece midway through the first period before the Chiefs’ Vimal Sukumaran scored three unanswered goals in the second and third.

Last Thursday the Silverbacks traded defenceman Brett Stewart in exchange for the Surrey Eagles’ offensive defenceman Kodi Schwarz.

The ’Backs will host division rivals Merritt and West Kelowna this Friday and Saturday at the Shaw Centre.

The Silverbacks will be sporting special-themed Remembrance Day jerseys for both games this weekend to honour the fallen. The jerseys will be available to win through an online auction, with proceeds donated to the local Royal Canadian Legion Branch #62.

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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