Vernon Home Building Centre Midget Tier 2 Viper goalie Conor Webb makes a glove save in Penticton tournament.

Midget Vipers win Penticton tourney

The Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers iced Penticton 5-1 in the final of the Vees Midget Tier 2 Hockey Tournament.

Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers stopped host Penticton 5-1 in Sunday’s final of the Vees Invitational Midget Tier 2 Hockey Tournament.

Carl Main sniped two goals with singles coming from Nick Cherkowski, Brady Marzocco and smooth skating d-man Gage Kopp. Conor Webb took the victory.

Vernon reached the finals by dispatching Port Coquitlam Sunday morning, for the second time in as many days, 5-0. Billy Cawthorn earned the shutout.

Vernon’s offence was supplied by Bryce Pyle, with a deuce, Stephane Richard, Main and Marzocco, Logan Imrich. Cherkowski and Kopp chipped in with assists.

The Vipers knocked off Port Coquitlam 8-2 Saturday morning with Reed Cashato scoring twice. Connor Johnston (1+4), Kyle Sherwood, Dylan Sedlacek, Richard, Main and Grady Caton rounded out the scoring in front of  Cawthorn.

The Home Building crew bounced the Kamloops Blazers 6-4 to go 3-0 in the round-robin.

Dex Elders and Brady Marzocco each had a pair with singles going to Cherkowski and Sedlacek.

Josh Evans stopped 18 shots as the Coca-Cola Midget Tier 3 Vipers ambushed West Kelowna 6-0 Saturday at Civic Arena.

Ethan Joe opened the scoring by capitalizing on a 3-on-1 rush while Aidan Rysen and Zach Agar’s power play passing to Cody Webb for a point shot pulled Vernon ahead by two.

Joe fed Joe Eggert for a a breakaway snipe late in the second period. Bryce Stilborn and Rysen made it 5-0 Vipers, while Joe went top shelf for the final goal, assisted by Eggert.


Sam Mowat is head coach of the Coke crew.



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