Vernon Nixon Wenger Vipers defenders Reid Williamson (left) and Kyle Gillick (6) get their sticks in front a shot from Arbutus Club of Vancouver Avalanche forward Christopher Hart to help goalie Oscar Homeniuk during the gold-medal game Sunday, Nov. 3, of the Vipers’ Tier 3 Pee Wee hockey tournament at Kal Tire Place North. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Pee Wee Vipers win gold at home

Nixon Wenger Pee Wees win own eight-team invitational, beating Arbutus Club of Vancouver in final

Captain Reid Williamson’s three goals lifted the host Vernon Nixon Wenger Vipers to a 5-2 win over the Arbutus Club of Vancouver Avalanche in Sunday’s gold-medal game of the Vipers’ eight-team invitational Tier 3 Pee Wee rep hockey tournament at Kal Tire Place North.

Williamson scored in each period as Vernon built up leads of 1-0 and 3-1.

Teigan Kelley had a goal and two assists and Nolan Wilson scored the other Vipers goal to back the solid goaltending of Oscar Homeniuk in the final. It was the Arbutus Club’s first loss of the season.

Vernon parent (Culinary) Curt Jensen made the tournament’s championship trophy in his home ‘therapy room.’

The Vipers secured its spot in the championship Saturday with a 5-4 win over the Vancouver Thunderbirds, thanks to Kelley’s natural hat trick goal with 6:59 remaining that snapped a 4-4 tie. The goal was set up by Addison Bradley and Luke Mitchell.

Williamson scored once and set up Kelley’s first goal while Nolan Jensen opened the scoring for Vernon. Ethan Whitney picked up the win in goal.

READ MORE: Vernon Pee Wee Vipers blitz Penticton

The Vipers opened the tournament Friday by doubling the Williams Lake Timberwolves 8-4. Kelley had four goals as Vernon jumped out to a 4-0 first-period lead. Bradley scored twice and added an assist while singles went to Jensen and Williamson. Whitney got the win in goal.

Vernon then thumped the Langley Eagles 9-1. Kelley had three goals and Williamson added a deuce to support Homeniuk in the Vipers’ net. Single goals went to Tylen Lewis, William Heighway, Mitchell and Jace Nemirsky. Lucas VanderVelde and Kobe Maltman chipped in assists.

The Avalanche won their preliminary games, 6-2 over the Winfield Bruins, 5-3 over the Semiahmoo Ravens of White Rock and 11-3 over the Chilliwack Bruins.

The Thunderbirds whipped the Ravens 9-2 in the bronze-medal game.


@VernonNews
roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Vernon Nixon Wenger Vipers goalie Oscar Homeniuk makes a stop with Arbutus Club of Vancouver Avalanche forward Jack Redpath looking for the rebound during the gold-medal game Sunday, Nov. 1, of the Vipers’ eight-team, Tier 3 Pee Wee hockey tournament at Kal Tire Place North. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Nixon Wenger Vipers forward Kobe Maltman (right) tangles with Arbutus Club of Vancouver Avalanche opponent Jack Redpath for puck possession during the gold-medal game of the Vipers’ eight-team Tier 3 Pee Wee hockey tournament Sunday, Nov. 1, at Kal Tire Place North. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Just Posted

Salmon Arm beats Vernon in BCHL video final

Silverbacks to meet Cowichan Valley Capitals in league’s simulated video Fred Page Cup final

Coldstream’s Korol top UBCO graduating female athlete

Jordan Korol goes out as one of the all-time best to wear a Heat uniform

Vernon nordic centre loses out on 2021 nationals

Sovereign Lake was to host 2020 Canadian championships, canceled due to COVID-19

COVID-19: More infected passengers on planes flying to and from Okanagan and Kamloops airports

The BC Centre of Disease Control has identified numerous flights with COVID-19 cases

COVID-19: North Okanagan spring leagues wiped out

Ladies softball, indoor and beach volleyball leagues shut down over pandemic

‘Better days will return’: Queen Elizabeth delivers message amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Queen said crisis reminds her of her first address during World War II in 1940

Mitchell’s Musings: Pandemics and parking meters don’t add up

Despite COVID-19 crisis, City of Vernon insists on paid parking downtown

Emergency aid portal opens Monday, cash could be in bank accounts by end of week: Trudeau

Emergency benefit will provide $2,000 a month for those who have lost their income due to COVID-19

Education, not enforcement: B.C. bylaw officers keeping a watch on physical distancing

A kind word, it turns out, has usually been all people need to hear

COVID-19: Hospitals remain safe for childbirth, say Vancouver Island care providers

North Island Hospital has been asked to share its perinatal COVID-19 response plan

Canadian cadets to mark 103rd anniversary of Vimy Ridge April 9 virtually

Idea of Captain Billie Sheridan in Williams Lake, B.C. who wondered what to do in times of COVID-19

B.C. VIEWS: Pandemic shows need for adequate care home staffing

Seniors in B.C. care homes face challenging times

Most Read