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Vernon Renegades salvage 3-3 draw

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Vernon Lakers' Ripley Burd (left) and Salmon Arm Silvertips’ Maddison Turner battle for the puck in female Midget hockey action Sunday at Wesbild Centre.
— image credit: Stephanie Dryhurst/Morning Star

The Sun Valley Source for Sports Renegades erased a three-goal deficit to tie the Okanagan Hockey Academy Canucks 3-3 in Bantam Rep hockey Sunday at Civic Arena.

Brady Marzocco scored (from Kaden Black and Grady Caton) midway through the second period, and Nick Higgs clicked on a powerplay seven minutes later on a great feed from Jagger Williamson.

Sun Valley turned the heat up in the third period, outshooting OHA 25-3, but only getting the equalizer from Williamson. Reed Cashato provided leadership through hard hits and hustle on every shift.

The Midget Tier 1 Home Building Centre Vipers dropped a pair of league games over the weekend.

The Vipers bowed 6-5 to Pursuit of Excellence Saturday in Lumby, with Logan Geefs recording the hat trick and singles going to d-man Riley Booth and Chad Thomas.

On Sunday, the Vipers blew a 2-0 lead and lost 4-3 to the Kelowna Fripps Warehouse Rockets.

Richard Meaney, with a deuce, and Wyatt Warnes had the Builders’ goals.

The Vernon Coca-Cola Vipers split a pair of Midget Tier 3 games, starting with a 10-3 win over the Summerland Jets Saturday at Civic.

Graham Jones pocketed 3+1, while Lee Springer bagged a pair for the Coke crew. Jordan Rea and Dustin Copeland each supplied 1+3, while Hayden Chase added 1+2. Jeff Bochon and Jack Pawsey also scored in support of Liam McOnie.

Sunday afternoon, the Vipers got a great showing from goalie Evan Campagnolo in a 2-1 loss to the league-leading Kelowna Jr. Rockets.

The Rockets took an 1-0 lead just 11 minutes into the first frame, but Richardson, from Bochon, scored five minutes later to level things. Kelowna regained the lead midway through the second.

The Vernon Auto Fix Vikings went 2-2 for fifth place in the Bantam Tier 3 Todd Campbell Memorial Tournament in Kamloops.

Vernon clipped Penticton 5-4 in their last game Sunday, with winger Liam Hennig pulling the hat trick with game MVP Connor Johnston (1+2) and d-man Jason Shaigec each netting a goal in front of Conor Webb. Riley Swiscoski, Logan Imrich, Austin Caldwell, Kyle Sherwood and Owen Belliveau all chipped in with assists.

The Vikings opened with a 8-2 loss to Smithers with Johnston rating MVP and Hennig and Austin Caldwell taking care of the offence.

Webb went the distance as the Vikes ambushed the West Kelowna Warriors 7-0. MVP Carl Main and Johnston each scored twice, while singles went to Brian Ferguson, Stephan Richard and Hennig.

The Vikings ended the round-robin game by falling 5-2 to the Kelowna Rockets. Cody Bauml and Johnston supplied the goals in support of Ethan Huizinga.

The Watkin Motors Pee Wee Tier 1 Mustangs went 2-2 and finished fifth in a Penticton tournament.

After opening with a 5-1 loss to West Kelowna (goal by Dawson Chase), the Mustangs stopped Semiahmoo Ravens of White Rock 3-1 on goals by Joe Eggert (assists to CJ Storey, Powell Connor), Storey (Eggert) and Rowan Miller (Caden Bracken).

Chase pulled the hat trick and Miller and Coleton Bilodeau each bagged a deuce as the Mustangs then mauled the Spokane Jr. Chiefs 11-4. Colton Schaper-Kotter, Eggert, Mika Burns and Keeghan McRae added singles.

Vernon iced the Seafair Islanders of Richmond 7-0 for fifth place. Burns pulled the hat trick, while Eggert, Bracken, Damien Coljee-Fehr and Bilodeau supplied singles. Goalies Jordan Wilde and Logan Higgs were consistent all weekend.

The Chase Broncos bounced the North Okanagan Knights 11-4 in Pee Wee Tier 4 action Sunday at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Wesley Graves (2), Bryan Brew and Matt Dolinar scored for the Knights.

In Female Rep hockey, the Sladen Moore Bantam A Lakers shut out Kelowna 3-0 and bowed 2-0 to the league-leading Salmon Arm Midget Silvertips.

Jenna Fletcher (2) and Paige Chapdelaine scored in front of a solid Bailey Berndt versus Kelowna. Maya Baker was sensational with a 45-save showing against the Tips.

The Vernon H&L Glass Wolfpack blitzed the Winfield Bruins 13-3 Saturday morning and crushed the Kelowna Hawks 7-1 Sunday afternoon in Atom Development action.

Ben King counted 3+2 and Steel Quiring also had a hat trick Saturday. Logan Chapdelaine (2+1), Trevor Kennedy (1+2), Lucas Zubrod (1+2), Tanner Brown and Anne Cherkowski completed the offence.

King had four goals Sunday with singles coming from Jaxxon Collard, Brown and Chapdelaine as the Wolfpack improved to 8-0 in league play.

The Valley Wood Venom resumed their road warrior ways by grounding the Kelowna Legends 5-1 for their sixth straight away win.

Cameron Moger collected 3+1, while Gavin Medema and Jacob Boden added one goal each. Tyson Fairweather, Scott Gilowski and Jacob Boden each had an assist.

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