Kings fall to Flyers in OT final

The Corbett Office Kings lost 4-3 in overtime to the Kelowna Flyers in Sunday’s final of the Kelowna Midget Rec Hockey Tournament

Morning Star Staff

The Corbett Office Kings lost 4-3 in overtime to the Kelowna Flyers in Sunday’s final of the Kelowna Midget Rec tournament at Rutland Arena.

The Flyers, who are first in the nine-team Kelowna league, spotted Vernon’s top team two goals before pushing ahead 3-2 in the third period. D-man Ryley Johnson made it 3-3 with 1:55 to play, assisted by Cole Benjaminsen and Brett Lambert.

Kelowna captain Scott Butter picked up a turnover at the Vernon blueline and scored on a breakaway, at 1:11 of overtime.  Noah Foufoulas and Ethan Huizinga shared the goaltending. Benjaminsen scored both goals in the second period, from Lambert and Johnson.

Benjaminsen supplied a deuce as the Kings torched the Abbotsford Hawks 6-1 in the semis.

Seb Wenger, Lambert from Liam Hennig with a long stretch pass off the boards, Leland Riguedell from Jim Broadoway and Adam Sacht completed the attack.

Huizinga made some incredible saves in the third period as the Kings doubled the Kelowna Wild 4-2 Saturday night with all their goals in the final 20.

Sacht, Benjaminsen, Riguedell from Dakota Becker, and Lambert into an empty net, provided the goals.

Earlier, the Kings bowed 8-4 to the Flyers and clipped the South Delta Storm 2-1.

Lambert and Riguedell, from Mac Gilchrist, accounted for the Kings’ goals vs the Storm.

Adam Roemer and Brendan Horsfield each potted hat tricks as the Talon Benefits Thrashers iced the Vernon Authentic Trophy & Plaque Snakes 7-3 in Midget Super League play Sunday night at Civic Arena.

D-man Layk Petersen also scored for the second-place 12-1-1 Thrashers, while Riley Bos, with a deuce, and Callum Leong replied for the 5-8 Snakes. Colton Annis took the win.

Jaden Steinke rang up two goals as the Thrashers grounded Blackburn Excavating of Salmon Arm 4-0 at Kal Tire Place.

Horsfield and Rowan Wood added singles for the Talon crew. Garrett Adams earned the shutout. Blackburn dipped to 0-10-1.