The Silverbacks responded at the Bauer BCHL Showcase today (Friday) September, 25th by shutting out the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 3-0 at Prospera Centre at Chilliwack.
The ‘Backs outshot the Bulldogs 11-5 in a scoreless first period.
Josh Blanchard scored the first goal of the game just 1:10 into the middle frame, Josh Laframboise assisted on Blanchard’s third of the season.
Nick Hutchison potted his fourth of the season to increase the Silverback lead to 2-0 at 6:43, 4-on-4 from Elijiah Barriga and Damian Chreck.
The ‘Backs lead 2-0 after 40 minutes and outshot the Bulldogs 13-4 in the second period.
Colton Thibault finished the scoring with the only goal of the final frame, and his first of the season at 2:44 from Laframboise.
The Silverbacks lead 7-6 on the shot clock in the third, and outshot Alberni Valley 31-15 overall.
Angus Redmond stopped all 15 shots for his second shutout of the season.
The Silverbacks power-play finished 0-for-6, while the penalty-kill finished a perfect 6-for-6.
The victory gives the Silverbacks a record of 4-1-1-0 for 9 points and back atop the Interior Divison.
The Silverbacks next game action isn’t until Friday, October 2nd when they will host the BCHL’s newest team, the Wenatchee Wild at 7p.m. at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm. That game will be the first of a five game home stand which will wrap on Sunday, October 11th at the versus the Prince George Spruce Kings.