Daniel Chenard stopped 37 of 39 shots Wednesday night to give the Chiefs a 3-2 win over the Vernon Vipers. Wednesday’s game was the Chiefs 6th straight win and 4th game in 8 nights.
Vernon’s Lane Zablocki opened the scoring at 6:54 of the first period but Cater Wilkie answered back scoring his 11th of the season from Nathan Kelly at the 10:51 mark. The first would end juggernauted at 1 and the shots 17-10 in favour of the Vipers.
Ben Sanderson would score the lone goal of the second period at 2:23 with help from former Chief Jesse Lansdell. The shots would once again be 17-10 in favour of the Vipers.
In the third it was all Chiefs as Kevin Wall notched his 27th of the season on the power play from Harrison Blaisdell. But it was former Viper Mitch Andres that gave the Chiefs the go ahead goal and eventual winner.
Total shots for the game ended 39-29 for the Vipers. The Chiefs were 1 for 3 on the power play while the Vipers went 0 for 2. The win keeps the Chiefs at the top of both the BCHL and Mainland division standings and improves their record to 38-12-1-0.
The Chiefs return home to Prospera Centre this weekend to take on the West Kelowna Warriors on Friday and the Surrey Eagles on Saturday.