Ben King of Vernon skates away from a pack of Prince George Cougars in Pee Wee Tier 1 hockey action Saturday at Kal Tire Place.

Ben King of Vernon skates away from a pack of Prince George Cougars in Pee Wee Tier 1 hockey action Saturday at Kal Tire Place.

Knights ice Eagles for title

The AMS Solutions North Okanagan Knights grounded the Langley Eagles 8-5 Sunday to win their home tournament.

  • Jan. 15, 2014 12:00 p.m.

The AMS Solutions North Okanagan Knights grounded the Langley Eagles 8-5 Sunday in the finals of their Pee Wee Tier 4 Hockey Tournament at Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong.

The Eagles scored first before Eli Dwyer answered, assisted by Easton Hunter and Michael Kormany. Langley went up by one before the period ended.

The Knights equalized early in the second with Griffin Evans tipping in a shot by Brett Zbytnuik. Dwyer put North Okanagan in front, assisted by Kormany before Kord Haller made it 4-2, from Kormany. Dwyer completed his hat trick, from d-men Bryan Brew and Kevin Thomas Walters.

Langley replied midway through the final frame before Dwyer netted his fourth, assisted by Kormany and Wes Graves. Brew added a solo tally before the Eagles answered.

Alex Gilowski, from Haller, finished the Knights’ offence before the Eagles scored. Thomas Burton went the distance in the Knights’ net.

The Knights bounced the Chase Broncos 8-2, while Langley iced the Revelstoke Grizzlies 6-2 in the semifinals. Brew (2), Matvenko (2), Haller, Kormany, Gilowski and Dylan Huber handled the Knights’ offence in front of Caedon Bellmann.

The Knights topped the round-robin by ambushing the Castlegar Rebels 8-2 Saturday behind deuces from Graves and Brew. Singles went to Hunter, Ryan Desilets, Huber and Evans.

The Armstrong Co-Op Salmon Arm Female Midget Tier 1 Silvertips clipped Olds, Alta. Grizzlies 3-2 in the final of the Invemere Inviational. It took solid goaltending by Jamie Sedore (Salmon Arm) and goals by Sydney Castle (Enderby) and Salmon Arm’s Hailey Haskell and Maddie Turner, with the winner on a breakaway deke, for the Silvertips to repeat as champions.

The Tips opened with a 4-2 win over Invermere as Turner, Castle, Jenna Lazar (Vernon) and Chelsea McCaig (Enderby) supplied goals.

Salmon Arm then bowed 1-0 to Olds before icing Cranbrook 6-2 with Turner pulling the hat trick and singles going to Castle, Lazar and Cassidy Marshall (Vernon).

Goalie Bailey Berndt (Enderby), Ashley Tinney (Lumby), Catlyn Marshall (Armstrong) and Vernon’s Hannah Scherck, Cailee Bauml and Taylor Vandale also play for the Tips.

The Sladen Moore Bantam A Female Lakers smothered the Penticton Midget Female Rec team 9-0 in their first post-Christmas exhibition game.

The Lakers were missing goalie Tiera Joseph and had Marika Munroe back in net for her first game in two months after a knee injury. The line of Jenna Fletcher (4+1), Andie Kaneda (2+2) and Juli Gilowski (4A) powered the Lakers, while Emily Clarke added 2+1 and Samantha Head earned 1+2. Mariyn Tucker had two helpers in her first game after seven weeks off with a concussion.

The defence added some helpers as well with Brooke Berube and Makenna Southam each producing two and Halle Higgins-Wilson getting one. The Lakers added a big shot on the back end with Makenna Hoffman returning from a year in Australia.

The newly-formed line of Jordan Butler, Abbey Magnus and Carly Southam had several great scoring opportunities.

The Vernon Home Building Center Vipers lost 9-1 to Thunder Bay in their fifth game of the 35th Kelowna Daily Courier Elite Midget tournament Saturday. Cole Woodliffe scored with assists to Jeff Bochon and Eamonn Miller.

The Vipers, who were a late replacemement for the stranded Burlington Eagles of Ontario, returned to league play Sunday and fell 4-3 to the North Kamloops Lions.

Bochon opened the scoring for Vernon from Layne Green and Liam Sallows-Cromarty, then Jacob Dolinar converted from Woodliffe and finally, Bochon tallied from Nick Higgs. Austin Goss and Josh Evans were both solid all week as they faced an average of 45 shots a game.

The Coca-Cola Midget Tier 2 Vipers brushed off the Kelowna Tier 3 Rockets in exhibition play Sunday at Kal Tire Place.

Kaden Black provided 1+2 for the Vipers, while Eamonn Miller, Carl Main and Brenden Zupp, into an empty net, accounted for the Coke scoring. Affiliate Brian Ferguson had one assist.

The Watkin Motors Pee Wee Tier 1 Vipers fell 3-1 to the Prince George Cougars in league play Saturday at Kal Tire Place.

Cole Boyarski scored for Watkin Motors, who head to Prince George Thursday for tournament action.

The Nixon Wenger Pee Wee Tier 3 Vipers lost 10-2 to the Terrace Kermodes Saturday afternoon in their final round-robin game of the Kamloops Hell on Skates tournament. Kael Black and Tanner Wright netted goals.

 

The Vipers finished with a 6-2 victory over the Penticton Vees with Connor Seehaver (2), Wright, Tysen Fairweather, Connor Hansen and Gavin Medema pocketing snipes.