The Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Renegades opened their home Bantam Tier 1 hockey tournament with a hard-fought 3-1 loss to the Hollyburn Huskies Friday night at Civic Arena.
Mitchell Cameron, from Shane Kime and Jordan Corbett, opened the scoring for the Huskies with a powerplay marker at the 9:18 mark of the first period. Hollyburn doubled their lead just two minutes into the second on a goal from Kime, with assists going to Zachary Bleuer and speedster Owen Stout.
In the third period, the teams traded goals, with Stout, from Gavin Chrystal, tallying for Hollyburn, and Blaine Caton, from Jagger Williamson and Michael Lenoury, replying for Vernon.
Vernon netminder Bryce Dyck picked up Game MVP honours for his steady play. Kime was Game MVP for Hollyburn.
In other tournament action, the Kamloops Blazers came back from a 3-1 deficit to upend the Okotoks Oilers 4-3; The Abbotsford Hawks silenced the Surrey Thunder 5-3; and the Coquitlam Chiefs and Ridge Meadow Rustlers played to a 7-7 draw.
The Renegades battled Ridge Meadows Saturday morning and ended the 10-team, two-pool round-robin that night against Trail.
Placement games go all day today, with the A final slated for 2:15 p.m. at Civic.