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Penticton defeats Vernon in all Okanagan Peewee hockey final

The Knights won, 7-1 over the Mustangs in a battle between undefeated squads

For the first time in the 51 year history of the Vernon Winter Carnival Coca Cola Classic Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, two Okanagan teams squared off in the final.

The host Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs faced off against the Penticton Knights on Sunday in the Amy Myles A event final, after both went 3-0 in round robin play before victories in the semifinals.

The Knights defeated the Mustangs, 7-1 to win the championship for the first time ever. Penticton got a pair of goals from forwards Owen Magness and Lux Naka. Kane Fitzgerald, Colton McKinley and Lynden Dunkley also scored while Vernon’s lone goal was from Jaxon Marchischuk.

The Knights were dominant all tournament long, scoring 38 goals to just 14 against while scoring at least five goals in every game. The Knights currently sport a 37-7-3 record throughout their season that began in September.

California fell to St. Albert in the B event final 4-5.

Coquitlam conquered East Kootenay 3-1 in the C event.

In the D final, Calgary whooped Okotoks 9-1.

Vernon beat St. Albert 7-2 in the playoff game Saturday.

They conquered Calgary 7-3 Friday and squeezed past California Thursday 7-6.

The Mustangs opened the tournament with an 11-0 win over Okotoks Feb. 8.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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