Vipers Draw First Blood

Brett Primeau scored three goals to lead LaSalle to a 5-2 win over Strathroy Wednesday night in the opening game of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League playoffs.

Manny Silverio and Eric Kirby into an empty net also scored for the Vipers, who outshot the Rockets 34-23.

Game 2 in the best-of-7 series is Saturday night in Strathroy, while Game 3 is back at the Vollmer Complex on Sunday.