Colby Feist of the Sun Valley Source For Sports Vipers

Mustangs take gold in Kamloops

The Watkin Motors Mustangs mauled the Kamloops Jr. Blazers 7-3 Sunday in the final of the Kamloops Pee Wee Tier 2 Winter Classic.

Morning Star Staff

The Watkin Motors Mustangs mauled the Kamloops Jr. Blazers 7-3 Sunday in the final of the Kamloops Pee Wee Tier 2 Winter Classic.

Austin Roest pulled the hat trick while Bennett Kuhnlein, Jace Weir, Cosmo Wilson and Brock Holliday picked up the other snipes in support of a solid Austin Seibel.

The Mustangs crushed the Kelowna Rockets 7-2 and then ambushed the Nanaimo Clippers 15-0 in opening games.

The offensive outburst carried over into Saturday as Vernon lassoed the Williams Lake Stampeders 14-0 and then zapped the Penticton Vees 11-4.

On semifinal Sunday, Watkin Motors battled back from a two-goal deficit to stop West Kelowna Warriors 6-3. Matthew Kuhnlein was solid in the win.

“The boys battled hard all weekend. I am very proud of each of them and their effort” said Mustang head coach Trevor Seibel. “Some adversity and illness forced the boys to dig deep and find an extra gear. We moved the puck very well, played solid defensively and got solid goaltending all weekend long. All in all, It was a good weekend of hockey for the Mustangs.”

The Vernon Source for Sports Bantam  Vipers took both games off the visiting Prince George Cougars in Okanagan Mainline Tier 1 Bantam Hockey Association action.

The Vipers fell behind 2-0 after the first period Saturday but regrouped and fought back to take a 3-2 lead before Prince George tied it up mid way through the third.

Colby Feist’s second goal of the night gave the Sun Valley crew a 4-3 victory in front of goaltender Cayden Hamming.

Defenceman-turned-forward Dawson Martian opened the scoring for Vernon on a nice two -way passing play with Mason Robinson, while speedy Trevor Kennedy scored Vernon’s second goal. Issac Thomas netted a couple of helpers.

Vernon came out much more focussed in Sunday’s rematch and took a 4-0 lead into the third before PG netted a pair to end the game at 4-2.

Kobe Grant took the victory. Steel Quiring rang up a deuce, while Funk and Kennedy each converted once. Feist had a pair of assists.

Mason Robinson had a strong physical game and K.T. Walters was solid on defence.

The Coca-Cola Vipers lost 5-1 to host Invermere in Sunday’s final of a Midget Tier 3 tournament at Eddie Mountain Arena.

Lincoln Connor scored for the Vipers, who earlier clipped Eckville, Alta. Eagles 4-3 on goals from Chris Moore, Drew Mackenzie, Cole Martin and Ethan Joe.

Jake Brewer and Connor supplied snipes in Coke’s 4-2 loss to the Bow Valley Flames of Calgary.

Dayton Bryan (2), Mackenzie, Connor, Lucas Halvroson, Zayne Hanke and Joe counted goals in a 7-2 win over Creston Valley Clippers.

The Fix Auto Vipers split a pair of Bantam Tier 3 league games, opening with a 5-4 win over the Kelowna Rockets at Kal Tire Place.

Kassidy Schaper-Kotter went the distance in net and the Vipers got offence from Jacob Wettlaufer (2), Reilly Teager (2) and Ben Reinhardt.

The Fix Auto crew lost 6-2 to the Winfield Bruins Sunday afternoon at Priest Valley Arena, goals going to Ronac Chauhan and Jaxxon Collard. Teja Sheldrake was in net.


The Vipers start their home tournament Friday, 1:45 p.m. versus the Yukon/NWT.



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