Penticton Vees Take 3-2 Series Lead – Nic Jones had a big game against the rival Vernon Vipers, scoring the OT winner to cap off a 3-2 WIN at the SOEC.
The Vipers opened the scoring on a power play as Cameron Trott shot home his third of the playoffs to give Vernon a 1-0 lead. That lead was short-lived as the Vees would get a power play of their own and it was Gabe Bast snapping home the tying goal just 90 seconds later. Five on five was even and after 1 it was 1-1.
Penticton took the lead early in the 2nd as Taylor Sanheim tipped home a shot just 13 seconds into the period to make it 2-1. The Vipers tied it up 4 minutes later as Jagger Williamson potted home a rebound to tie it up at 2. The Snakes killed off a crucial 5 on 3 power play and the teams would head to the dressing room deadlocked at 2.
No scoring in the third period but the Vipers had a ton of chances late to get the go ahead goal but this game was destined for overtime.
In overtime a point shot banked in off Nic Jones and the Vees would take game 5 by a 3-2 score.
Game 6 goes tonight in Vernon at 7pm!