Troy Bingham (left) of the Kal Sports Bar Flyers is knocked off the ball in A division action at the B.C. Ball Hockey Championships last weekend at Kal Tire Place.

Troy Bingham (left) of the Kal Sports Bar Flyers is knocked off the ball in A division action at the B.C. Ball Hockey Championships last weekend at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Flyers third in provincial A division

Kal Sports Bar Flyers go 0-2-2 in their A division debut at the B.C. Ball Hockey Championships last weekend in Vernon.

The Kal Sports Bar Flyers finished with a tie and two losses in their A division debut at the B.C. Ball Hockey Championships last weekend in Vernon.

The Flyers, coached by Jim Armstrong, opened with a 6-1 loss to the Vancouver Falcons, who went on to win the tournament.

The Kal crew rebounded with a pair of 3-3 draws against the Kamloops Blackjacks and Vancouver HC. They fell 9-5 to Vancouver HC in the semis.

“It was a good experience for the guys,” said Armstrong. “This was their first time at the A division, and they did very well.”

Armstrong said the Flyers’ tournament highlight was rallying from a 3-1 deficit with seven minutes to play to tie the Blackjacks.

Former Prince George Cougar James Dobrowolski led the Flyers with three goals and two assists in the preliminary round. He sniped a hat trick in the semis.

Corey Webb (2+2), ex-Vernon Viper Bryce Kakoske (1+3) and Ryan Caig (4A) each supplied four points in the four-team round-robin.

Braden Armstrong and Jordan Vallance shared netminding duties.

Daniel Lafortune recorded the OT winner as the Falcons grounded Vancouver HC 2-1 in the final.

Meanwhile, Vernon is hosting men’s B and C provincials this weekend.

The Vernon Kings open C division play against Burnaby Bombers #2 tonight (5:30) at Priest Valley Arena, while the Vernon Whalers take on the Bombers #1 in B bracket action, 7 p.m. at Kal Tire Place.

The Kings battle the Coquitlam Sabres Saturday morning (8:30), and end preliminary play against the Kamloops Studs that afternoon (2:30). Both games are at Kal Tire Place.

The Whale face the Kelowna Drillers (1 p.m.) and Victoria Rangers (7 p.m.) Saturday at Kal Tire Place.

The C final (2 p.m.) and B final (3:30 p.m.) go Sunday at Kal Tire Place.