Reece Schroeder (left) of the Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs skates up the ice as Liam Lytton of the Vancouver Thunderbirds fights for the puck in the opening game of the 41st annual Coca Cola Pee Wee Invitational Hockey Tournament Friday morning at the Civic Arena.

Reece Schroeder (left) of the Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs skates up the ice as Liam Lytton of the Vancouver Thunderbirds fights for the puck in the opening game of the 41st annual Coca Cola Pee Wee Invitational Hockey Tournament Friday morning at the Civic Arena.

Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs drop Coca-Cola tournament opener

The Vancouver Thunderbirds defeat the host Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs 6-3 in the opening game of the 41st annual pee wee invitational...



Nicholas Varabioff and Greyson Valente each scored twice to lead the Vancouver Thunderbirds to a 6-3 win over the host Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs in the opening game Thursday of the 41st annual Coca-Cola Pee Wee Invitational Hockey Tournament at the Vernon Civic Arena.

Reed Cashato, Matt Kowalski and Connor Johnston replied for the Mustangs, who take on the Spokane Jr. Chiefs Thursday at 6 p.m. in the featured opening-day game of the eight-team tournament.

The tournament final goes Sunday at 6 p.m. All games are at the Civic Arena.

See Friday’s Morning Star for full details of the Mustangs’ opening game.