The Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers lost 4-3 to the Anchorage North Stars Tuesday morning in the 31st annual Richmond International Midget Hockey Tournament.
Curtis Sexsmith scored goals two minutes apart, midway through the first period, to lead the Vipers. Dennon Leibel made it 3-0 Vernon with 2:28 left in the first. Trevor Pickett had three helpers. Alaska got goals from Kody Frantz (2) and Brandon Sakumoto in the second period and the winner, five minutes into the third, from Josh Smith.
Vernon plays the San Jose Jr. U15 AAA Sharks and the Spokane Jr. Chiefs in games today.