Morning Star Staff
The Watkins Motors Mustangs finished round-robin action in Kelowna’s Silky Mitts Pee Wee Tier 1 tournament with a 8-1 victory over the Hollyburn Huskies of West Vancouver.
Brayden McAamond, Nick Teale and Trevor Kennedy each recorded deuces, while singles went to Jacob Boden and Lucas Zubrod. Lochlan O’Keefe picked up three assists while Cole Boyarski netted a couple of helpers.
Cameron Moger, Steel Quiring, Zubrod, Teale and Kennedy also had an assist each.
D-men Scott Gilowski and Connor Elliott were solid in front of Cayden Hamming.
Vernon, Prince George Cougars and Kamloops all finished 2-1 in their pool so goal differential was used which put the Cats first and Vernon second.
The Mustangs were eliminated 7-1 by the eventual champion Kelowna Rockets in Sunday morning’s early semifinal. McAmmond tied the game early on a nice feed from O’Keefe.
The Coca-Cola Tier 2 Vipers bowed 7-2 to Kelowna in Midget Tier 2 play Saturday at Civic Arena.
Jayden Pedersen and Mason McLennan scored for Vernon, assists going to Cordell Oppenheimer, Julian Darkazanli and Jeremy Pogue.
The Salmon Arm Midget A Female Silvertips (sponsored by Armstrong Co-Op) posted a loss and a tie in action versus Kelowna and Penticton.
On Saturday, the Tips lost 4-3 to Kelowna with Emily Clarke and Cassidy Marshall scoring early goals for the Tips and captain Hailey Haskell converted on a rocket one-timer from the point to get them close.
On Sunday in Penticton, the Tips gave up a lead in the third and then battled back to tie 4-4.
Mikayla Stirling scored twice on great one-timers, while Clarke scored far side on a breakaway to put the Tips up 3-1.
Down a goal late in the third, the Tips pulled their goalie for the extra attacker and Brooke Miller scored to equalize.
The Sun Valley Source for Sports Tier 1 Bantam Vipers fell 3-2 to the Kamloops Blazers Saturday to just miss a spot in the semifinals of the Salmon Arm tournament.
Despite outshooting the Blazers, the Vipers trailed 3-0 early in the third after Kamloops got their second powerplay goal of the game.
Despite the deficit, Vernon kept coming hard and Nick Cherkowski fired home a feed from game MVP Joe Eggert less than three minutes into the third. Dylan Sedlacek then buried a rebound making it a one-goal game with more than 11 minutes to go.
Vernon brushed off Mission 8-2 early Saturday morning at the Shaw Centre with Kael Black taking MVP.
Aiden Rysen backhanded home a rebound off a Drew Mackenzie shot in the opening period before Mission equalized in the first minute of the second on the powerplay. It looked as though the teams were heading to the ice clean tied until Damien Colee-Fehr fed a pass from the corner to Dawson Chase, who slid the puck in low glove side on the very last play of the half.
Up 2-1 after the flood, Eggert made it 3-1 when he jumped on a loose puck and fired it high blocker side. Tyson Sampert and Keegan McRae picked up helpers. Less than a minute later, Cherkowski skated across the hash marks and sniped a wrister with Chase and Eggert getting assists.
Black ended the second period scoring by putting away the rebound off a Sedlacek point shot.
Mika Burns fired a shot high glove side on a play from Eric Noren and McRae. Black then redirected a shot with Rysen and Sedlecek getting the assists. Sedlacek closed out the scoring when he pounced on a rebound and went high gloveside. Chase Coljee-Fehr earned the helper. Brendan Forman was stellar in net.
In Bantam Tier 2 league play, the Fix Auto Vipers lost 16-3 to Pursuit of Excellence of Kelowna and bowed 12-2 to Penticton.
Nick Mitchell, with 2+1, and d-man Zach Agar, on a low wrister from the point, handled the Vernon offence Saturday morning versus POE at Nor-Val Sports Centre.
D-man Ethan Joe and Mitchell, with a top-shelf howitzer from just inside the blueline, connected against the Vees Sunday at Priest Valley Arena.
The Nixon Wenger Tier 2 Pee Wees fell 6-3 to the Trail Smoke Eaters Saturday at Kal Tire Place.
Trail went in front 4-0 after 20 minutes and make it 5-0 early in the second. The Vipers responded with a goal from Ronac Chauhan, assisted by Benjamin Reinhardt and Anne Cherkowski.
Vernon added two in the third with Issac Thomas, unassisted, and Owen Palfreyman, from Thomas, scoring.The Valley Wood Remanufacturing Atom A Vipers finally got their full roster back and that was bad news for the West Kelowna Warriors.
The Vipers throttled West Kelowna 8-4 behind an aggressive forecheck, strong defensive play and timely scoring.
Austin Roest (2+1), Erik Pastro (2+1), Scotty Hoffman (2), Cash Anderson and Bennett Kuhnlein provided goals, while Jace Weir and John Spraggs each pocketed two assists. Braeden Schmiegelt, Brady Kuziw and and Brock Holliday chipped in with single helpers in support of Colten Colmorgen.
The H&L Glass Atom Vipers outlasted the Kamloops Mystix Pee Wee girls 9-8 in Atom B action Saturday at Kal Tire Place.
Nolan Thomas produced 2+1 on his 10th birthday, while Zac Milne and Deagan McMillan also earned decues. Gunnar Nyberg, with 1+2, Jonah Strachan and Rylan Petty also scored in support of Matthew Kuhnlein. H&L is 3-1.