Armstrong’s Mairyn Tucker

Armstrong’s Mairyn Tucker

Lakers hold off Capitals

The Thompson Okanagan Lakers clipped the Northern Capitals of Prince George 2-1 Sunday in B.C. Midget AAA Female Hockey League action.

Morning Star Staff

The Thompson Okanagan Lakers clipped the Northern Capitals of Prince George 2-1 Sunday in B.C. Midget AAA Female Hockey League action at Priest Valley Arena.

Christy Blackburne of West Kelowna scored the first goal assisted by Samantha Head of Vernon and Brenna Hannon of Penticton.

Mairyn Tucker of Armstrong registered rthe winner with help from Elizabeth Klimm of Kelowna and Riley Henderson of West Kelowna. Sydney Carter stopped 47 shots as the Lakers improved to 1-3-1, three points back of the fourth-place Vancouver Island Seals.

The teams opened the three-game series Friday night with a 2-2 tie at PV Arena. Blackburne netted the first goal and Jenna Fletcher of Vernon getting the second.  Fletcher and Samantha Head of Vernon each had one assist. Carter went the distance.

On Saturday the Lakers were so close but couldn’t get any scoring chances and lost 1-0 at Kal Tire Place. Kendra Woodland of Kamloops was in net.

The Lakers resume league play Friday, Oct. 23 when they host the third-place Fraser Valley Rush (8:15 p.m.) at Civic Arena.

Conor Webb earned the shutout as Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers finished the Salmon Arm Silvertips Midget Tier 2 Tournament by icing the Tips 4-0.

The Vipers missed the semifinals going 1-1-1 in preliminary play but took fifth place in a field of 12.

Reed Cashato opened the scoring as Vernon pressured the Tips. Dawson Chase, from Gage Kopp and Nick Cherkowski, made it 2-0 at the recess.

Bryce Pyle, from Carl Main, and Jason Shaigec unassisted rounded out the Viper scoring.

In round-robin play Saturday, Vernon tied Prince George 5-5 and then dropped a rough affair, 4-2, to North Delta.

Dylan Sedlacek, Dex Elders, Kyle Sherwood, Chase and Kopp scored versus Prince George while Harvey Pawsey and Main took care of the offence against North Delta in front of Billy Cawthorn.

In Midget Tier 3 play, the Coca-Cola Vipers bowed 4-3 to the host Clearwater Raiders Sunday.

Vipers were down by three late in the first period before Joe Eggert and Damian Coljee-Fehr set up Lucas Halvorson for a  top-shelf wrister.

The Vipers kept clawing back with Tyson Sampert and Jakob Alexis setting up Eggert’s tap in.

Kieran Watts’ fantastic saves kept the Coke crew in the game. Ethan Joe’s top of circle wrister, off a feed from Halvorson, tied it late in the second period. Clearwater scored in the dying minutes.

Vernon Fix Auto Vipers ambushed Salmon Arm 12-2 in Bantam Tier 3 action Saturday afternoon at Kal Tire Place.

Gavin Fleck pulled the hat trick with Jadon Foster supplying a deuce. Singles came from Ben Reinhardt, Jacob Green, Tage Kineshanko, Zack Laranjo, Jacob Brewer, Kael Black and Mason Robinson.

The Vipers upended host Clearwater 6-3 Sunday with Cory Lazar, Green unassisted, Robinson,  Lucas Zubrob,  Jadon Foster and  Laranjo, from Ben Imrich and Black, rounded out Vernon’s offence. Goaltending duties were split between Aiden Spraggs and Jordan Foster.

The Valley Wood Remanufacturing Vipers lost 7-5 to the West Kelowna Warriors in Atom A league action Saturday.

Deagan McMillan (2+2) and Erik Pastro (1+2) led the Viper offence. Gunnar Nyberg and Theo Van Wyk provided singles in support of Austin Seibel.

“We controlled the game for 50 minutes. The kids stopped skating for 10 minutes in the third and it cost us the game,” Vernon said head coach Trevor Seibel.

The H and L Glass Atom C Vipers used a third-period comeback for a 5-3 win over Kamloops.

Marcel Green was awarded a penalty shot and deked the goalie to his backhand and buried the puck upstairs to level the score 1-1.

Kamloops took a 3-1 lead into the third period with the Vipers ringing up three quick goals midway through the frame. Austen Vandenbrand received a pass from Zack Casagrande to start the comeback.

Maguire Nicholson scored his third of the year and Green put in another to take the lead. Charlie Swartz added insurance with a pass from Vandenbrand. Matthew Kuhnlein made several great saves to preserve the win.

 

Head coach Dallas Walsh attributes the victory to “a good week of practice and the players really starting to buy into what the coaching staff is teaching them. All members of the team contributed in the game today and the effort level is the key to our team’s success.”

 

 

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