The Sladen Moore Lakers opened their Bantam girls hockey tournament season with a silver medal last weekend in Kelowna.
The Lakers bowed 4-3 to Chilliwack in the championship game Sunday afternoon.
Chilliwack took an early two-goal lead, but the Lakers replied with two of their own to tie it up. The stalemate didn’t last as Chilliwack restored the two-goal cushion before half time.
Vernon scored shortly after the mid-game ice clean, and heavily outplayed their opponents, but were unable to solve the Chilliwack tender.
The Lakers fell 5-3 to Chilliwack in their tournament opener, but rebounded by cruising to a 10-4 win over Kelowna and tieing Kamloops in a hard-fought 4-4 draw.
Needing a two-point spread over Williams Lake to reach the final, the Lakers responded with a 4-1 win. Missing two defencemen, Vernon relied on a team game and dominated from start to finish.
The Lakers open the regular season Sunday in Penticton.