Vernon Flyers take Bantam Rec tourney

Vernon Interior Savings Flyers ground Kelowna Flyers 7-4 in the final of South Okanagan Bantam Recreation Hockey Tournament.

Vernon Interior Savings Flyers won their third tournament in a row Sunday, defeating the Kelowna Flyers 7-4 in the final of the South Okanagan Bantam Recreation Hockey Tournament.

Landon Munk, Brett Lambert and Logan Imrich gave Vernon a 3-2 lead second-period lead.

The Flyers brought home the championship with a four-goal outburst in the third with Jakob Marshall netting two and singles coming from Tim Ufimsteff and Eamon Miller. Nikolai Negraiff netted three assists.

Goaltenders Corey Lehoux and Dustin Beckner shared the win.

Coaches Curtis Petersen and Jonathon Miller loved the team’s hard work and commitment.

The Flyers started by downing the Kelowna Leafs 8-2 with Miller leading the way with a hat trick and Leland Riguedell potting a pair. Singles came from Lambert, Ufimsteff and Imrich.

The Flyers ambushed South Okanagan 11-2, with Lambert and Miller each pulling hat tricks and Munk netting a pair. Ufimsteff, Negraiff and Imrich added singles.

The Flyers then outlasted the Kelowna Bruins 8-6.

Lambert led the way with three goals while Munk added a pair and Leland Riguedell and Negraiff netted singles. Forwards Connor Grainger, Landen Ehnes and Dylan Oberle worked hard all weekend, while defencemen Daniel Desjarlais, Tyler McMillian, Codie Lowe, Julien Haynes and Layk Petersen were solid all tournament.

In Bantam Super League play Saturday, the Scotiabank Velocity stopped the host Winfield Bruins 5-3, stretching their win streak to seven.

The Velocity quickly jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first on goals by Marcus Finn (from Jeffery Hiscoe and Cole Bradley), Isaiah Wenger (from Hiscoe and Brandon Magnus), and Magnus, unassisted.

Winfield responded with an early goal in the second, but Finn scored another from Jeremy Pogue and Paul Rogers before the Bruins banged in two goals before the break. Sylvain Lucet was stellar in goal the first half.

Jacob Holland played net in the second half and made 22 saves, while Finn scored, from Austin Pickard.

The Lumby Atom Stars, sponsored by Armstrong Co-op and Kineshanko Logging, took over first place in the Super League with two wins.

On Friday, they stopped the Vernon K2 Stone Crushers 6-2 at Wesbild Centre behind two goals from Nic Teale and 1+3 from Tage Kineshanko.

Matthew Yaremcio was between the pipes for the Stars and made several saves, including a breakaway.

Ethan Beliveau, Wyatt Whitcomb, Liam Macleod, Emily Romailler and Conner Seehaver played great two-way games.

On Saturday, the Stars clipped the Winfield #2 Bruins 3-2. Drew Mackenzie, from Desilets, Kineshanko, from Williamson and Jordan Romailler, and Teale, with the winner, with 31 seconds left, scored.