Flyers sink Whalers

Defending B.C. champion Sneakers Flyers stuffed the Willms Electric/Checkers Whalers 6-3 to claim the North Okanagan Ball Hockey Association regular-season title.

Defending B.C. champion Sneakers Flyers stuffed the Willms Electric/Checkers Whalers 6-3 to claim the North Okanagan Ball Hockey Association regular-season title.

League scoring champ Chris Glen (24-16-40), a Utah Valley Horned Llama grad, led the Flyers with two goals, with another deuce coming from captain Erik Locke. Logan Massie and rookie James Mowatt added singles for the Flyers (9-2-1).

Justin O’Krane, Leath Gare and veteran Brad Hunt replied for the second-place harpoon men (9-3).

Quarterfinals will see fourth-place Thibault Logging Chinooks (6-4-2), led by Manitoba Moose rookie Stefan Schneider, former Vernon Viper Rob Short and Port Alberni Bulldog Trent Dorais, take on the fifth-place Vernon Kings (5-7), led by speedster Danny Weins and IHL sniper Corey Webb.

Third-place Kelowna Drillers (7-3-1-1) meet sixth-place Vernon Predators (3-8-1), who are led by the Drumheller Dragons’ Riley Spraggs .

In the third quarterfinal, the regular-season runners-up Whalers, with Viper grads Dave Robinson, Kevin Kraus and Bryce Kakoske, along with WHLers Ryan Harrison and James Dobrowolski, take on the seventh-seeded Vernon Sabres (0-12).

Playoff games go Tuesdays and Sundays at Wesbild Centre. Provincial championships go July 22-24 in Kamloops. Admission is free to all games as fans are encouraged to come check out the action.