The Sun Valley Source For Sports Vipers dispatched the Langley Eagles 3-0 in Sunday’s final of the Vernon Invitational Bantam Tier 3 Hockey Tournament at Civic Arena.
Chris Reinhardt, Chris Bond and Reilly Teager supplied goals and Teja Sheldrake earned the shutout.
Vernon bounced the Richmond Blues 5-3, while Langley shaded the Quesnel Thunder in semifinal play of the eight-team event.
Reinhardt recorded a deuce for the Vipers, who got 1+2 from Bennett Kuhnlein and a single from Brock Holliday in support of Parker Stadnyk.
Sam Mowat’s local crew dominated preliminary play, slamming the Semiahmoo Ravens of White Rock 17-1, icing Richmond 8-4 and grounding the Fort St. John Flyers 10-2.
Maddex Minard and Kuhnlein each bagged four goals against the Ravens, while Reinhardt counted six snipes and Teager scored twice versus Richmond. Reinhardt rang up 3+2, while Nolan Thomas pocketed 2+2 and Cody Beckner had 2+1 in the win over Fort St. John.
The Coca-Cola Vipers stopped the Revelstoke Grizzlies 4-2 in Sunday’s highly physical final of the Osoyoos Midget Tier 3 Invitational.
Cory Lazar dialed a deuce, while Mason Robinson produced three helpers for the Vipers, who went to 27-0. Koltin Dodge was stellar in net.
Vernon opened by doubling the North Okanagan Knights 4-2 with KT Walters (2), Cole Johnson and Gavin Fleck handling the offence in front of Dodge.
Lazar counted 3+1 and Jaden Foster was in goal as the Coke crew smothered Kamloops 10-0.
Fleck and Lazar each supplied deuces, while Zayne Hanke and Jacob Green added singles in a 7-1 crushing of Chase, Ethan Joe. Walters and Johnson each collected two helpers in support of Foster.
Sat Dec 9 1215 vs Kamloops 10-0 for Vipes. Last 3g 1 a. Russ Borer 1g. Sampart 2a. Foster in net. Sat Dec. 715 vs Chase. 7-1 win. Ethan Joe , KT Walters, Cole Johnson all with 2a. Fleck and Lazar with 2 g each.Hanke and Green with the others.Foster solid in goal.
The Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs won a pair of Okanagan Mainline Pee Wee Tier 2 Hockey Association games last weekend.
The Mustangs opened with a 5-1 Friday night victory over Trail Smoke Eaters at Priest Valley Arena. Theo Van Wyk supplied two goals, while Kyle Wheeler, Erik Pastro and Zac Milne chipped in with singles.
“We’re finding out that being an individual isn’t working and really coming together as a team is key,” said Mustang head coach Taylor Wilson.
Deagan McMillan pocketed four goals as the Mustangs ambushed the Penticton Vees 11-4 Sunday at Memorial Arena.
Hudson Kibblewhite and Theo Van Wyk added deuces, while Pastro, Milne and Riley Cormier added singles.
“It’s great to see the bad habits getting fewer and fewer,” said Wilson. “And a couple of key saves in each game by both goalies.”
Matthew Kuhnlein and Austin Seibel split the goaltending duties.
The H&L Glass Jr. Vipers lost 7-4 to host Penticton in Atom B Development action Sunday.
Ollie Reid, Morgan Hackman, Lyndon Tung and Evan Kashuba handled the Vernon offence. The Vipers take a break until a Jan. 3 Kelowna tournament.