Austin Dixon (right) of the Vernon Machine Vipers tries to get the puck from Kiki Richardson of the Richmond Blues in their Vernon Fall Classic Bantam Tier 3 Hockey Tournament opener Friday night at Civic Arena.

Machine Vipers roll win

Vernon Machine Vipers opened their Vernon Fall Classic Tournament with a 6-1 win over the Richmond Blues Friday night at Civic Arena.

The host Vernon Machine Vipers opened their Vernon Fall Classic Bantam Tier 3 Hockey Tournament with a 6-1 win over the Richmond Blues Friday night at Civic Arena.

After a scoreless first period, Vernon’s Richard Thompson opened the scoring on a pass from Austin Dixon. The same line connected less than a minute later, with Dixon scoring from Bryton Stead and Thompson.

Ryley Harrison, burying a pass from Gabriel Mu during a 5-on-3, supplied Richmond’s lone goal.

Colton Skead, assisted by Easton Jones and Kaden Black, Jarett Campbell, assisted by Stead and Josh DeCoffe, Dixon, on a hard point shot, and Zach Manton, assisted by Brian Ferguson and Black, rounded out the scoring.

In other Friday tournament action, Kamloops scored with four seconds remaining to shade Winfield 6-5; Revelstoke iced Summerland 9-1; and Merritt came back to double Burnaby Winter Club 8-4.

Burnaby opened the game with three straight goals before Merritt replied with six of their own.

The A final goes 1:45 p.m. today at Civic.

Meanwhile, the Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers tamed the Prince George Cougars 5-2 at Civic Arena Friday night for their first victory of the young Tier 1 Midget season.

Trevor Pickett and defenceman Austin Garrington potted a pair each to lead the offence as the Vipers stormed back from 1-0 first-period deficit.

Logan Geefs got the home team on the scoreboard early in the second period, after a faceoff win and assist by Cody Hendrickson. Geefs also assisted on both of Pickett’s goals as the line was flying all night long.

The teams were tied at two after 40 minutes and Pickett’s second marker early in the third turned out to be the winner. The Cougars got into penalty trouble late in the game, leading to Garrington’s two powerplay goals to seal the victory.

Evan Campagnolo made 32 saves for the win while the Cougars’ netminder faced 41 Viper shots.

The Vipers faced the Cougars again in Vernon on Saturday before heading to Kamloops today.

In Pee Wee Super League play Friday at Wesbild Centre, the Stevenson Mechanical Blues clipped the Bannister Blazers 2-1.

Captain Aaron Botterill took a corner feed from Nick Mitchell and went roof daddy on Rhys Larsen for the winner with 9:15 remaining.

Mitchell opened the scoring in the first period on a low slapshot from the point, assisted by Riley Bos.

Alex Laurila scored for the Blazers, who were robbed several times by goalie Garrett Adams, first star for the Blues.

 

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