Vipers Bite Nationals

The Vipers' Kory Silverio celebrates a LaSalle goal against the London Nationals at the Vollmer Centre on 28 January 2018.<br>Photo by Kaitlynn Kenney/St Clair College.

The Vipers’ Kory Silverio celebrates a LaSalle goal against the London Nationals at the Vollmer Centre on 28 January 2018.
Photo by Kaitlynn Kenney/St Clair College.

(LaSALLE, ON) –  On Sunday, the London Nationals made their presence known early in the 1st period, against the LaSalle Vipers, by grabbing a quick Max Vinogradov goal, just 2:38 in. London’s Josh Coyle extended their lead to 2 by netting another at the 14:29 mark.

The Vipers quickly answered back less than a minute and a half later as Aidan Ryan, on a tic-tac-toe play with Brett Vorshuk and Manny Silverio, potted the goal. Unsatisfied with the one goal gap, Vorshuk rushed the National’s net on a pass from Abdul Abouzzeeni and Silverio, driving the puck past London goaltender, David Ovsjannikov, to tie the game at two before the end of the first 20 minutes.

London was the first to break the tie in the 2nd period after 13 scoreless minutes. They got a goal from Carson Brookshaw, but SIlverio bit back at 18:25, with helpers from Vorshuck and Ryan.

The 3rd period hosted only the game winner, courtesy of Vipers forward Jack Bowler, on a pass from captain Eric Kirby. The closed out a 4-3 Vipers win.

LaSalle’s next home game is this Wednesday against the Strathroy Rockets at the Vollmer Centre.

SLAPSHOTS

This past weekend the LaSalle Vipers hosted their second LaSalle Minor Hockey Game of the season. All LMHA players who wore their team jersey into the game received free admission. The Vipers also invited the LMHA Tyke 1 division to participate in a 1st intermission mini game.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation sponsored their annual LaSalle Vipers game and fans were greeted by Heartly the Heart and Vinney the Viper as they filtered into the arena.

The LaSalle Minor Hockey Association's Tyke 1 division participated in a game during the 1st intermission of the GOJHL match between the LaSalle Vipeers and London Nationals on 28 January 2018.<br>Photo courtesy of Ryan Dupuis.

The LaSalle Minor Hockey Association’s Tyke 1 division participated in a game during the 1st intermission of the GOJHL match between the LaSalle Vipeers and London Nationals on 28 January 2018.
Photo courtesy of Ryan Dupuis.

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