Coca-Cola Vipers rule Washington
Morning Star Staff
The Coca-Cola Vipers stopped
the Summerland Jets 5-1 in Sunday’s
final of the Tri-Cities Invitational
Midget Rep Hockey Tournament in
Vernon was backstopped by Liam
McOnie, who only allowed one goal
in his three tourney games.
Jeff Bochon opened the attack with
a shorthanded goal. Later in the first
period, Lee Springer converted on the
powerplay, from Brandon Rysen.
Jordan Rea then scored two
straight goals assisted by Easton Jones
and also Scott Latwat on the second.
Hayden Chase wrapped up the scoring,
assisted by Lee Springer.
The Coke crew doubled Coquitlam
4-2 with Evan Campagnolo in net and
goals coming from Hayden Chase
(1+2), Mitchell Lukacs, Conor Payne
and Jack Pawsey.
In Saturday preliminary play,
the Vipers lost 4-3 to the Spokane
Jr. Chiefs before icing the host
Spokane went up 3-0 before the
Vipers got snipes from Rysen, Lukacs
McOnie recorded his second
shutout of the tournament against
the Amerks, backed by a strong
defence of Alex Richardson, Easton
Jones, Brandon Rysen, Conor Butte-
Landsfried, Payne and Zach Manton.
Bochon (2), Scott Latwat and
Lukacs handled the Coke offence.
The Home Building Centre
Midget Tier 1 Vipers grounded the
West Kelowna Tier 2 Warriors 4-1 in
exhibition play Sunday at Civic.
Blaine Caton netted 2+1, while
Curtis Sexsmith and Wyatt Warnes
added singles. Logan Geefs earned
Caton scored his second midway
through the third from Geefs and
Travis Churchill on some gorgeous
Hewson scores 14th
In B.C. Major Midget play, Vernon’s
Spencer Hewson registered his 14th
goal of the season as the Okanagan
Rockets lost 5-2 to the Vancouver NE
Giants Sunday at CNC.
The third-place Rockets, who also
have Vernon’s Dennon Leibel, tied the
first-place Giants 3-3 Saturday.
Hewson, 17, who scored his first
BCHL goal Friday night for the
Salmon Arm SilverBacks, has 32
points and 30 penalty minutes with
Leibel, 16, has six goals, 10 points
and 54 penalty minutes.
Defenceman Alex Gran, a 17-yearold
Vernon Viper prospect, has 39
points and 108 penalty minutes.
Matt Barzal of the Vancouver NE
Chiefs leads the league with 29-68-
97. He is a first-round Bantam draft
choice of the Seattle Thunderbirds.
Knights split two games
The North Okanagan Pee Wee
Tier 4 Knights doubled the Kamloops
Tomahawks 8-4 and lost 6-2 to West
Kelowna in exhibition action.
Eli Dwyer and Ryan Desilets
scored in West Kelowna with Dwyer
converting after goalie Caedon
Bellmann made a long outlet pass to
d-man Michael Kormany, who