The Sladen Moore Bantam A Female Lakers opened up their home hockey tournament Friday by grounding Williams Lake Timberwolves 9-1 at Civic Arena.
Olivia Comeau pulled the hat trick for the Lakers, while Hunter Joseph and Taylor Vandale each scored twice and Andie Kaneda and Paige Chapdelaine contributed singles.
Bailey Berndt’s shutout bid was stopped late in the third when Williams Lake was able to chip in a rebound after she made a great save on an initial shot.
In other Friday games, Richmond defeated Terrace 2-1, West Kootenay iced Kamloops 2-0 and South Island toppledAbbotsford 4-2.
Vernon played South Island and Abbotsford in Saturday action. The finals go today at 11:45 a.m. at Civic Arena.
Kade Toews pulled the hat trick as the Vernon Scorehawks iced Kelowna Wildcats 7-1. Kaden Funk had two goals, with one assisted by Wyatt Riemer, and Landon Toews also scored. Kobe Funk was shut down on two breakaways. Aidan Demetrick, Carson Maquire, Jackson Cooper and Jonah Donnelly were solid.