Morning Star Staff
The Valley Wood Remanufacturing Vipers claimed the bronze medal in the Vernon Harvest Atom Hockey Classic with a 9-3 Sunday win over Coquitlam.
Deagan McMillan (3) and Erik Pastro and JJ Milne, with 1+2 apiece, led the Vipers. Logan Killingbeck, Taryk Filipuzzi, Zach Milne and Bryson Helmer added singles.
Austin Seibel was solid in earning the win, making a sweet glove save on a penalty shot late in the third period.
“That was the most complete game of the season by far” said Valley Wood head coach Trevor Seibel.
“Everybody came to play today; our goaltending was strong, we played outstanding defensively and all three lines contributed offensively.”
The Vipers extracted some revenge after dropping their opening game of the six-team A tournament 9-5 to Coquitlam.
Pastro (2+3) and Deagan McMillan (3+2) led the Vipers offensively with Josh Donison suffering the loss.
On Saturday morning, the Vipers ambushed Aldergrove 9-2 with McMillan pocketing 5+1, Cosmo Wilson rolling a deuce and Pastro posting 1+2 in support of Seibel.
The Vipers then smothered Langley 19-0 with several players enjoying multiple-point nights and Donison taking the shutout.
The H&L Glass Vipers finished fourth in the six-team C portion of the tournament.
After outlasting Coquitlam Chiefs 8-6 Friday, the Vipers bowed 9-3 to Port Coquitlam Pirates Saturday morning with game MVP Matthew Kuhnlein making several saves to keep the game close early.
Maguire Nicholson, Jeffrey Curtis and Marcel Green scored for H&L.
Semiahmoo Ravens of White Rock then bounced the Vipers 4-1, with Curtis scoring from Nicholson.
Game MVP Colter Louis hustled both ways all game.
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The same two teams played for third place Sunday morning with Semiahmoo winning 9-2.
Game MVP Hudson Kibblewhite was dangerous most shifts and had a goal and then assisted on Lyndon Carleton’s late goal. Joshua Mark, Trey Schober and Luke Walsh hustled all tournament.
The Vernon Coca-Cola Tier 3 Vipers lost 12-2 to Smithers in Sunday’s semifinals of the Winfield Midget Tournament.
Vernon opened the round-robin Friday with a 4-2 loss to Kelowna with game MVP Josh Evans spectacular in net to keep the game close.
Captain Joe Eggert, from Aidan Rysen, and Mika Burns, assisted by call-up Liam Hennig, handled the Coke scoring.
Vernon rebounded Saturday morning by slamming Surrey 7-0 with call-up Issac Waldemaras registering the shutout and Damian Coljee-Fehr picking up 2+2.
Burns rang up a deuce, while Eggert produced 1+2 and singles came from Caden Bracken and Tyson Sampert. Game MVP went to Jakob Alexis.
Evans fashioned the shutout as the Coke crew crushed Aldergrove 7-0 with MVP Eggert pulling the hat trick and other goals coming from Coljee-Fehr, Ethan Joe, Stillborn and Bracken. Burns bagged three assists.
“The team is coming together as a group,” said Vernon head coach Sam Mowat. “I am very happy how they are learning on their own the value of team work and trusting one another.”
The Midget AAA Female Thompson Okanagan Lakers completed a three-game sweep of the Fraser Valley Rush by winning 2-0 Saturday and 3-0 Sunday at Kal Tire Place.
Jenna Fletcher of Vernon scored both goals Saturday with Sydney Carter of Kamloops taking the shutout.
Fletcher, Samantha Head of Vernon and Mairyn Tucker of Armstrong handled the Laker offence with Kendra Woodland of Kamloops recording 27 saves for the shutout.
The Vernon Home Hardware Centre Midget Tier 2 Vipers blasted the Trail Smoke Eaters 8-1 in exhibition action Sunday afternoon.
Brady Marzocco pulled the hat trick with singles coming from Kyle Sherwood, Carl Main, Grady Caton, Connor Johnson and Harvey Pawsey. Jason Shaigec and Bryce Pyle chipped in with a couple of assists each in front of a solid Billy Cawthorn.
The Sun Valley Source for Sports Bantam Tier 2 Vipers iced the Okanagan Hockey Academy Prep 3-1 Saturday and then grounded West Kelowna Grizzlies 8-3 Sunday at Civic.
Colby Fiest, Corbin Hanson and Nic Teale supplied two goals apiece for the 7-1 Vipers, while Cole Johnson and Trevor Kennedy had singles versus Kelowna.
The Vernon Fix Auto Vipers dropped two games in Bantam Tier 3 league, falling 5-4 to the Kelowna Rockets Saturday afternoon at Priest Valley Arena before losing 10-4 to the South Okanagan Hornets Sunday in Oliver.
Vernon took a 3-2 lead Saturday into the break on goals from Mason Robinson, Cole Boyarski and Jadon Foster. Kelowna came back to go in front 5-3 late in the third period. Lucas Zubrod closed the gap to within one with a minute to go but the Rockets held off the Vipers’ final flurry. Kael Black bagged two helpers and Aiden Spraggs was stellar in goal.
In Oliver, Ben Reinhardt sniped a pair of goals with Cory Lazar and Black adding singles. Jordan Foster took the loss.
The Watkin Motors Pee Wee Tier 2 Mustangs won the A pool in the Kamloops Tournament which due to a scheduling glitch Sunday, led to a coin flip semifinal loss to Vernon.
The Mustangs upended the Midnapore Mavericks of Calgary 4-1 in their opener, getting a hat trick from game MVP Jacob Jones and a single from Auston Roest. Teja Sheldrake was stellar in net.
Steele Quiring scored three times as Watkin Motors edged Abbotsford 5-4. Jones and Jacob Boden also converted.
Zack Funk and Quiring each produced deuces as Vernon iced Alaska 8-5 Saturday night. Jones, Roest, Boden and Isaac Thomas completed the offence in front of Cayden Hamming, who posted two great wins Saturday.
Wes Elliot, assisted by Jason Boden, Scott Palfreyman and Mike Weir are coaching the Mustangs.