Maddex Minard (second left) and Connor Cecchini (right) of the Vernon Flyers battle against a pair of Kamloops Warriors’ players at the Vernon Dodge Winter Classic Novice Tournament Thursday at Civic Arena.

Maddex Minard (second left) and Connor Cecchini (right) of the Vernon Flyers battle against a pair of Kamloops Warriors’ players at the Vernon Dodge Winter Classic Novice Tournament Thursday at Civic Arena.

Midgets Vipers bow to Storm

Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers fall 3-1 to the South Delta Storm at Richmond International Midget Tournament.

The Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers had the lead but couldn’t maintain it as they fell 3-1 to the South Delta Storm in their final round-robin game of the 31st annual Richmond International Midget Tournament Thursday afternoon.

The Vipers, who finished tied for fourth in the Yzerman Division at 2-2, opened the scoring midway through the second period on a goal by Curtis Sexsmith, assisted by Cody Hendrickson.

Meanwhile, the Vernon Battery Chargers played in Friday night’s AA final of the Ridge Meadows Juvenile Rep Tournament in Maple Ridge.

The Chargers slammed Langley 7-1 Thursday night to advance. They used a pair of goals each from Aaron Campeau and Clay Ricketts to secure the win. Cliff High, Ryan Dubetz and Lynden Enger also scored. Austin Lewarne added three assists.

Meanwhile the Okanagan Major Midget Rockets went 1-2-1 in round-robin play at the Mac’s Midget AAA Tournament in Calgary.

After falling 9-1 to the Prince Albert Mintos Thursday, Okanagan ended pool play with a 5-5 draw against the Calgary Buffaloes Friday morning.

Vernon’s Harlan Orr recorded the Rockets’ lone goal against Prince Albert, assisted by Parker Bowles and Brett Mennear, both of Kelowna.

Mat Lambert (2), Mac Ferner, and Colton Thibault, all from Vernon, drew assists in the draw. Harrison Whitlock, another Vernon product, recorded 26 saves.