Morning Star Staff
The H & L Glass Vipers started their Atom Harvest Hockey Classic by outlasting Coquitlam 8-6 Friday afternoon at Civic Arena.
Game MVP Maguire Nicholson bagged a deuce, including the empty-net insurance tally. His first snipe came on an assist from Zack Casagrande.
Team captain Charlie Swartz also scored twice, his first after a nice build up of passes from Trey Schober and Ty Whitney. Swartz converted the winner from linemate Ryan Cox.
Jeffrey Curtis opened the scoring with a breakaway goal and added another to level the score 5-5 on a nice pass from Cox. Marcel Green tied the game at 3-3 in the second getting helpers from Rielly Beer and Lyndon Carleton.
Beer rounded out the scoring in the third when he gave the Vipers a 6-5 lead, assisted by Carleton. Special teams played their parts as well with the winning goal coming on the power play.
In B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League action, the Thompson Okanagan Lakers clipped the Fraser Valley Rush 3-2 Friday night at Civic.
Riley Burd (Kelowna) scored the first goal assisted by Brenna Hannon and Samantha Head (Vernon).
The Lakers got their second goal from Jenna Fletcher (Vernon) with some help by Kendall Fitzgerald and Anna Morrish of Kamloops. Head connected on the winner, assisted by Fletcher The winning goaltender was Kendra Woodland. The Lakers went to 2-3-2, while the Rush dipped to 3-3-1. The teams play today at 1 p.m. at Kal Tire Place.