Forget flowers, chocolates or wine.
Instead, the Vernon Watkin Motors Vipers marked Valentine’s Day by treating their hockey moms to a drama-jammed 4-2 comeback win Friday afternoon.
Coletyn Boyarski netted the winner with 87 seconds remaining as Vernon stopped the Nanaimo Clippers in the 43rd annual Coca-Cola Invitational Pee Wee Hockey Tournament at Civic Arena.
The Vipers (2-1 in the round-robin) meet the undefeated Calgary Blackfoot Chiefs in semifinal action today at 2:45 p.m. The 2-1 Warman Wildcats of Saskatchewan battle the Edmonton Knights of Columbus Lancers (2-1) in the other semi at 12:45 p.m.
Nanaimo iced Seattle 13-4 in consolation side play Saturday morning.
The Amy Myles Memorial A event title game goes Sunday at 5:30 p.m. with the Alex Kuly Memorial B final set for 3:15.