The Vernon Vipers moved into a tie for sixth place in the seven-team B.C. Hockey League Interior Division with a big 4-1 win over the Eagles in Surrey Tuesday.
It was the lone game in the league Tuesday.
The two points gives Vernon (15-16-7-3) 41 points, the same as the Trail Smoke Eaters (16-19-5-3), but the Vipers have two games in hand on the Smokies. Both teams are two points back of the fifth-place Salmon Arm Silverbacks.
The victory also avenged a pair of overtime losses to the Eagles earlier in the season, one at Kal Tire Place, the other at the league’s Showcase tournament in Chilliwack.
Teddy Wooding opened the scoring for Vernon at 11:05, the only goal of the frame, set up by Ryan Upson.
The Vipers extended the lead to 3-0 after 40 minutes on markers from Elan Bar lev wise, from Nicholas Cherkowski and Dylan Anderson, at 6:05, and from Josh Latta on a powerplay at 11:50, with Connor Marritt and Michael Young drawing assists.
Ty Westgard got the home team on the board at 8:50 of the third period before Tylor Ho finished the scoring for the Vipers at 12:39, assists going to Young and Trey Taylor.
Adian Porter made 17 saves for the win in the Vipers goal.
Vernon returns to action Friday when they host Salmon Arm for the final time this season. Game time is 7 p.m. at Kal Tire Place.
The Vipers will host the Powell River Kings Sunday at 2 p.m.