Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Vipers goalie Austin Seibel makes an enormous glove save against the Abbotsford Hawks during a weekend Tier 2 Bantam Hockey tournament in Salmon Arm. (Tanya Seibel - photo)

Lumby Stars home for eight-team bantam event

House hockey tournament starts Friday and wraps Sunday with all games at Pat Duke Memorial Arena

The Lumby Stars will join seven other teams in their Monashee Classic Bantam minor hockey tournament this weekend at the Pat Duke Memorial Arena.

The host Stars will play the TCMHA Warriors of Ashcroft in the event’s opening game Friday morning at 11:30 a.m. Lumby will meet the Semiahmoo Chiefs of White Rock early Saturday at 5:30 a.m. and wrap up the round-robin Saturday at 5 p.m. against the Chilliwack Goats.

Teams in the other pool include the Clearwater Ice Hawks, Kamloops Bulldogs, Chilliwack Barracudas and Port Moody Panthers.

The championship game is set for Sunday at 3 p.m.


Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Vipers went 2-1-1 at a tournament in Salmon Arm, finishing off with a rare 0-0 tie against the Pursuit of Excellence Bantam Varsity Team in a game reminiscent of the defensive-style matchups in the NHL in the early 2000s. Game MVP goalie Quinn Scambler looked like a modern-day Martin Brodeur for the Vipers, thwarting POE at every opportunity.

The Vipers finished fifth in the 12-team field after losing a three-way tiebreaker for the fourth and final semifinal spot.

Vernon started the tournament Friday with a 2-1 win over Prince George. Bradley Scabar and Garrin Best, both with unassisted markers, propelled the Viper offence. Austin Seibel was solid in picking up the win. In the sunrise special Saturday morning, the Vipers dropped an 8-1 decision to the Edge Bantam Varsity team from Calgary. Gunnar Nyberg, assisted from Bryson Helmer, had the lone Viper tally. Scambler took the loss.

In their second game Saturday, needing a win to put themselves into contention for a semifinal spot, the Vipers faced off against the Abbotsford Hawks Bantam Tier 1 team. The Vipers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on goals from Johnathan Reynolds (2) and Tage Nanji. The Hawks tried to claw their way back into the game but goals from Garrin Best (1+1) and Reilly Beer put the game out of reach. Braden Tumber chipped in with two assists. Seibel, who was especially sharp in the third period, picked up the win in the Vipers net.


Vernon Nixon Wenger Vipers gave up a late goal and settled for a 1-1 draw at the Priest Valley Arena against the Winfield Bruins.

Tylen Lewis got Vernon’s only goal in the first minute of the second period, a powerplay marker set up by Shanahan Gare.

The Bruins tied the contest on a powerplay with 4:08 remaining in the game.

Oscar Homeniuk was in goal for Nixon Wenger, who were coming off a gold-medal win in their home eight-team tournament.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Vernon Nixon Wenger Vipers forward Shanahan Gare (far left) tries to get past a Winfield Bruins defender in Tier 3 Pee Wee Rep Hockey League action at Vernon’s Priest Valley Arena. (Carly Gare - photo)

Just Posted

Single lane traffic for Bella Vista in Vernon next week

Work planned for Monday, Wednesday to complete utility installation

Lake Country traffic bottleneck solution still lacks funding

No money committed yet but province will unveil solution options for Highway 97- Beaver Lake Road-Glenmore Road intersection this fall

COVID-19: Vernon Towne Cinema back in action!

Movie lovers rejoice, the historic theatre has reopened with safety protocols in place

Former Vernon Viper recognized for ALS fundraising

Coldstream’s Aaron Volpatti raised more than $27,000 competing in an Ironman triathlon last summer

Vernon shutterbugs capture rainbow

A rain event July 9 made way for a glorious sight

B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

One death, outbreaks remain in two long-term care facilities

VIDEO: Vancouver Island cat missing 18 months reunited with family

Blue the cat found at Victoria museum 17 kilometres from home

COVID-19 cases identified in Kelowna, after public gatherings

Those who were downtown or at the waterfront from June 25 to July 6 maybe have been exposed to COVID-19.

VIDEO: Alberta man rescues baby eagle believed to be drowning in East Kootenay lake

Brett Bacon was boating on a lake in Windermere when he spotted the baby eagle struggling in the water

Summerland Blossom Youth Ambassador Program to hold coronation

Event will be held by video as a result of COVID-19 precautions

Pooch abandoned at Penticton doggy daycare suffered from oral disease

A fundraiser for Okie held by the BC SPCA surpassed its goal of $1,700

Couple shaken up after homophobic encounter at Kelowna mall

‘We’re not in the States; we’re not in some little hick town; we’re in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. And it still happens’

Summerland to allow in-person attendance at July 13 council meetings

Two meetings will be held at Summerland Arena Banquet Room to accommodate public

Conservationists raise concerns over state of care for grizzly cubs transferred to B.C. zoo

‘Let them be assessed now before their fate is sealed,’ urges B.C. conservationist Barb Murray

Most Read