The Interior Savings Flyers won their second tournament in a row, stopping the Kelowna Stars 10-7 in Sunday’s final of the Vernon Bantam Recreational Hockey Tournament at Civic Arena.
Vernon was led by a four-goal performance by Landon Munk and a hat trick from Eamon Miller. Singles came from Jakob Marshall, Nikolai Negraiff and Julien Haynes.
Goaltending duties were shared between Cory Lehoux and Dustin Beckner.
The Flyers went 3-0 in round robin play before a back and forth final that the Flyers never trailed.
Vernon opened the 10-team tourney by ambushing the Kamloops Warriors 12-1. Scoring came from every line with Brett Lambert, Negraiff and Miller each getting a deuce and singles going to Dan Desjarlais, Logan Imrich, Tim Ufimsteff, Tyler McMillan and MVP Dylan Oberle.
In Saturday’s early contest, the Flyers mauled Merritt 15-5 with Munk scoring five times and MVP Lambert supplying the hat trick. Imrich (2), Miller, Ufimsteff, Negraiff, Marshall and Oberle completed the Flyers’ offence.
Saturday’s matinee saw Dustin Beckner earn the shutout in a 9-0 Flyers’ win over Abbotsford.
Munk bagged four goals, while Imrich, Miller, McMillan, Lambert and MVP Ufimsteff each scored once. Defencemen Codie Lowe, Layk Petersen and Leland Riguedell played solid all weekend while forwards Connor Grainger and Landon Ehnes worked hard at both ends of the ice.
The Vernon Authentic Plaque & Trophies Tropics won a pair of road games in North Okanagan Midget Super League action.
The Tropics edged Lumby Stars 5-4 Saturday and beat the Bruins 5-1 Sunday in Winfield.
Captain Russell Hickman scored twice in Lumby, while singles went to Cameron Strike, Adam Fenske and Brandon Tarasenko, who also had two assists. The Stars staged a dramatic comeback that fell one goal short, led by Kyle Weston with the hat trick.
Brock Wagner potted a pair in Winfield with Hickman, Rowyn Lewis-Hatherley and Brett Vandale also converting. Luke Vandale earned both victories in the 7-2-1 Tropics’ net.
Brett Shaigec moved from defence to right wing and delivered a hat trick as the Nedco Titans grounded the Winfield Bruins 8-0 in Midget action Sunday night at Civic Arena.
Chris Gallant provided 2+3, including an epic shorthanded tally, while captain Brodie Homeniuk also scored twice and Garrett Dansereau added 1+2 in front of Rodger Sewell and Zoran Bos for the 7-1-1 Titans.
The Stevenson Mechanical Blues toppled the Lumby Stars, sponsored by Aldon Waste and Terry’s Automotive, 10-3 in Pee Wee league play Saturday at Pat Duke Memorial Arena.
Nick Mitchell led the Blues with 2+4, while linemates Braeden Cooper (2+3) and Braydie Allan (1+2) also had productive games.
Captain Aaron Botterill and Sean Howard each scored twice, while d-man Cody Webb was stellar in supplying 1+2. Lumby goals came from Tyler Yule, Graham Moss and Jarett Miller.
Howard had two snipes as the Blues bounced the Sicamous Predators 5-1 Sunday at Wesbild Centre. Samantha Head, Cooper and Kaylan Lawrence rounded out the 6-1-1 Blues’ attack.
The Butcher Boys Red Wings lost 6-4 to the Lakeside Printing Predators 6-4 and tied the North Okanagan Knights 6-6.
Strong defence from Dakota Becker and Evan Winther kept the Wings close to the 6-2 Preds for the first half of Saturday’s game at Wesbild. Keefer Kaempf pulled the hat trick, while Brendan Horsfield scored once for the Wings. Jake Pelletier earned two assists.
It was a tight defensive game Sunday at Wesbild until the midway mark of the third period when the 6-1-2 Wings broke the tie with two quick goals from Pelletier and Horsfield (his fourth of the day) to put them up 5-3. The Knights (5-0-3) responded with three goals in three minutes, but Tyler Semeniuk marched down ice for the equalizer.
The Lumby Stars got great goaltending from Chris Nielsen in a 3-2 Sunday win over the Vernon Seed Orchard Sharks.
Vanessa Yaremcio, with a beauty, Josh Litven and Graham Moss handled the Lumby scoring, while Taylor DaSilva netted her first of the season and Cailee Bauml banged in her own rebound, for the Sharks.
In Atom Super League play, the Lumby Stars moved into a three-way tie for first place as Ryan Desilets pocketed 3+2 in a 7-1 win over Salmon Arm #2 Saturday.
Tage Kineshanko added 2+2, while Quin Williamson earned 1+2 and Noah Clarke scored once. On Sunday, the Stars stuffed Denny’s Lightning of Vernon 7-1 in a rematch of the Monashee Classic final a week ago.
Williamson opened the scoring 19 seconds in on a pass from Romailler and then Clarke added another on a feed from Seehaver for a quick 2-0 lead.
Nic Teale, with a deuce, Desilets, Seehaver and Clarke finished off the Lumby scoring in front of Tage Kineshanko, who made several clutch saves.
In Senior Atom Development play, the Valley Wood Venom tied the Kamloops Jets 2-2 Saturday afternoon.
The Jets grabbed a 2-0 lead, but Vernon held tough with some fabulous goaltending by Tyler Sedlacek. Cameron Moger, on a solo rush, and Gavin Fleck, with the equalizer, scored for Vernon.
In Sunday exhibition play, the Venom lost 7-4 to the host Vees, geting two goals apiece from Caden Danbrook and Brayden Beacom.