Maguire Nicholson of the Vernon H&L Glass Vipers gets past Vancouver Thunderbirds' Harry Mei to score during the Vernon Atom Development Tournament Saturday morning at the Civic Arena.

Maguire Nicholson of the Vernon H&L Glass Vipers gets past Vancouver Thunderbirds' Harry Mei to score during the Vernon Atom Development Tournament Saturday morning at the Civic Arena.

H&L Glass fourth in tourney

The H&L Glass Vipers finished 2-1-2 and fourth in the Vernon Senior Atom Development C tournament at Civic.

  • Oct. 27, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Morning Star Staff

The H&L Glass Vipers finished 2-1-2 and fourth in the Vernon Senior Atom Development C tournament at Civic.

Tylan Hutton managed the only goal after a staggering 36-player shootout as H&L edged the Chilliwack Bruins 4-3 in Sunday’s tilt for fourth.

Morgan Hackman bagged a deuce for the Vipers, while Kai Malenza had a single and Alessandro Durfeld pocketed two assists. H&L tender Bryce Cormier was sensational in the shootout.

H&L, coached by Cory Nicholson, opened the 10-team affair by tying the Bruins 4-4 on snipes from Maguire Nicholson (2), Mark Johnson and Dominic Meyer.

Nicholson and Hackman each produced 2+1 as Vernon toppled the Vancouver Thunderbirds 8-1 Saturday morning.

Oliver Murray also supplied a deuce, while Durfeld and Meyer each provided one goal in front of Oscar Homeniuk.

Mark Johnson counted two goals as the Vipers stopped the Surrey Thunder 5-3 later Saturday.

Ryan Cox, Nicholson, with 2:38 left in the third for the go-head tally, and Lyndon Carleton, with an empty-netter, completed the offence.

The Langley Eagles grounded the Vipers 11-3 in the semifinals Sunday morning. Vernon goals came from Nicholson, Malenzia and Johnson.

The Valley Wood Remanufacturing Wolfpack placed sixth by dispatching Surrey 4-1 Sunday morning with Holly Magnus (2), Rowan Kwast and Jeffery Curtis earning the goals.

Zac Bouchard and Casey Miller were marvellous sharing the goaltending.

The Kelowna Red Devils dusted off the Wolfpack 7-3 in their opener with game MVP Hudson Kibblewhite pulling the hat trick for Vernon.

The Pack, coached by former Vernon Viper captain Garth Gartner, then lost 10-7 to Surrey with Charlie Swartz and his line with Curtis and Magnus had a strong showing and collected four goals, with Kibblewhite and Ollie Reid ringing up three.

The best game of the Pack’s weekend was a 7-6 thrilling loss to the Aldergrove Bruins.

The Line of Swartz, Curtis and Magnus was highly effective again as Aldergrove netted the winner with five seconds to play.

The weary Wolfpack fell 10-3 to Langley in their final preliminary game Saturday night with Casey Miller strong in the Vernon net.

Aldergrove stopped Langley in the gold-medal final.

The Wolfpack take on the South Okanagan Hornets in Okanagan Mainline league play Saturday (11 a.m.) at Priest Valley Arena. The Vipers meet Penticton at 12:45 Saturday at Priest Valley.