Morning Star Staff
The H&L Glass Vipers bowed 4-3 to Abbotsford Hawks in Sunday’s semifinal of the Salmon Arm Atom Development Hockey Tournament.
Brock Holliday (2) and Maddex Minard scored for the Vipers, who got determined defence from Adam Bourgeois and Liam Leibel in killing six powerplays. Tireless d-man Quinn Soon had one assist and took MVP, while Hardest Worker went to John Spraggs (1A).
In Saturday games, the Vipers tied the Mission Stars 1-1 and stopped the Hawks 5-3.
Chris Bond counted Vernon’s goal early versus Mission, popping in a rebound off a Cash Anderson shot.
After the Stars equalized, Teja Sheldrake snuffed out a 2-on-1 chance with an around-the-world glove save. Dangler Nick Noren earned MP, while hard-charging Colby Restiaux pocketed Hardest Worker.
The Vipers brought their A game against Abbotsford with Noren feeding Emma Elders from Gretzky’s office for a tap-in goal.
Minard then took a Jordyn Morris pass on the fly and scored from 25 feet. Minard and Morris then played pitch and catch before Bond buried a backhand. Hardest Worker Liam Remple set up Bond who then got his hat trick. Morris, MVP, finished the attack.