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.