Vernon Venom rock Winter Whiteout
The Valleywood Venom shut down the Kelowna Legends 3-0 Sunday in the final of the Kelowna Senior Atom Development Winter Whiteout Hockey Tournament.
Game MVP Owen Swiscoski backstopped the Venom, who got goals from Scott Gilowski, Tysen Fairweather and Lochlan O’Keefe. The Venom clipped the H&L Glass Wolfpack 3-2 in the all-Vernon semifinal Sunday. OKeefe (2) and Fairweather scored with Kobe Grant earning MVP in net. Anne Cherkowski, from Ben King, and Jaxxon Collard, from King, handled the Wolfpack offence.
The Venom opened with a 9-0 ambush of the West Kelowna Warriors with Fairweather and O’Keefe each pulling hat tricks. Coletyn Boyarski (1+3), Gilowski and Brayden Szeman completed the scoring with Cameron Moger supplying two assists. Gilowski and Jacob Boden scored as the Venom held off the Coquitlam Chiefs 2-1.
The Venom finished the round-robin by icing the Legends 5-2 with Boden earning the hat trick and singles going to Fairweather and Gavin Medema.
The Wolfpack won their last two round-robin games, knocking off the Kelowna Hawks 6-1 and bouncing the Kamloops Bandits 9-1.
Trevor Kennedy pulled the hat trick versus Kelowna, singles coming from Steel Quiring, King and Braeden McAmmond in support of a solid Tanner Witt.
Cayden Hamming backstopped Vernon past the Bandits with Collard getting three goals and Kennedy 2+2. Cherkowski, King, Quiring and Owen Palfryman also had snipes.
The Sun Valley Source For Sports Renegades bowed 5-2 to the Trail Smoke Eaters in Sunday morning’s semifinal of their home Bantam Rep tournament at Civic Arena.
Kaden Black scored both Renegade goals. In Saturday preliminary action, the Renegades tied the Abbotsford Hawks 3-3 and grounded the Castlegar Rebels 8-5.
Michael Lenoury, Josh Decoffe and Eamonn Miller had snipes versus Abbotsford, who counted the last two goals for the comeback draw.
Black and Reed Cashato each fired two goals against the Rebels, singles going to DeCoffe, Nick Higgs, Lenoury and Jagger Williamson. Cashato led the Renegades with hustle and heart, while Grady Caton stepped up with leadership on the back end.
The Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers bowed 6-5 to the Prince George Coast Inn of the North Cougars in Midget Tier 1 play Sunday afternoon at Wesbild Centre.
Jacob Dolinar pulled the hat trick, while Blaine Caton and call-ups Lee Springer and Jeff Bochon added singles. Brandon Rysen and Austin Garrington each had two helpers.
The Vipers lost 7-3 to the California Wave Under 16 Selects in exhibition play Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.
The Vipers toured the Detroit Red Wings’ locker room and took in the Wings-Dallas Stars’ pre-game skate Tuesday. They play in the Muskegon Lumberjacks Midget tournament this week and will tour some big Michigan universities.
The Coca-Cola Midget Tier 3 Vipers only had a dozen skaters but managed a 6-3 win over the host Winfield Bruins Saturday.
Mitchell Lukacs opened the scoring less than five minutes into the game, followed just over a minute later by Brandon Rysen with an assist to Alex Richardson.
Jack Pawsey scored the third goal, assisted by Hayden Chase and Brandon Rysen. The fourth unanswered goal in the first period was scored by Hayden Chase on the powerplay after a feed from Lee Springer. Lukacs netted his second of the game in the third period, assisted by Zach Manton and Chase. Jordan Rea wrapped up Vernon’s scoring with an assist to Richardson.
In Bantam A Female play, the Sladen Moore Lakers shut down Kamloops 6-0 Sunday at Wesbild with Olivia Comeau recording 3+1.
The Lakers capitalized on a nice low point shot from Hunter Joseph to start the offence. Paige Chapdelaine scored on a hard top-corner slapper from the point, while Mairyn Tucker also connected on a howitzer from the slot off a nice feed from Emily Clarke. Andie Kanda had three assists in front of Bailey Berndt.
The visiting Lakers lost 5-3 to the Kelowna Midgets Saturday. Jenna Fletcher, on a sweet pass from Clarke, Chapdelaine, from Tucker, and Ripley Burd on a nice assist by Comeau, handled the Sladen Moore offence.
The Vernon Bantam Tier 3 Fix Auto Vikings bowed 7-2 to the second-place Revelstoke Grizzlies Saturday afternoon at Wesbild. The Vikings (5-9) started out strong and went into the ice clean deadlocked at 2-2 on goals from Logan Imrich and Brian Ferguson.
The Nixon Wenger Rattlers split a pair of Pee Wee Tier 3 games, falling 5-2 in Kamloops before crushing Salmon Arm 9-0.
Evan Trottier and Kayden Beauregard scored in the loss, while Eric Noren had 3+2 and Beauregard 2+2 in the win. Hustling Zach Agar earned 1+3, while Lucas Halvorson supplied 1+2 and other goals came from Tanner Wright and Gavin Fleck. Damian Coljee-Fehr had three assists in front of Tyler Sedlacek.
In Pee Wee Tier 4 play, the North Okanagan Knights fell 8-3 to the Kelowna Rockets and lost 9-6 to the Chase Broncos.
Wes Graves (2) and Kord Haller handled the offence in Kelowna, while Graves (3) and Matt Dolinar (2) scored Sunday at Nor-Val Sports Centre. Bryan Brew earned two helpers.