Gavin Fleck (right) of the Nixon Wenger Rattlers goes up against Matthew Koehle of the West Kelowna Warriors in Vernon Pee Wee Tier 3 hockey tournament play Friday night at Civic Arena.

Gavin Fleck (right) of the Nixon Wenger Rattlers goes up against Matthew Koehle of the West Kelowna Warriors in Vernon Pee Wee Tier 3 hockey tournament play Friday night at Civic Arena.

Vernon Rattlers open home Tier 3 tourney with split

Nixon Wenger Rattlers open home Pee Wee Tier 3 hockey tourney at 1-1 at Civic Arena in Vernon.

The Nixon Wenger Rattlers lost their first Pee Wee Tier 3 hockey game of the season Saturday morning, bowing 9-2 to Castlegar in their home tourney.

Zac Agar earned player of the game for his shutdown role against a talented Castlegar scoring line. Rattlers got a pair of goals from Cory Lazar, with Gavin Fleck, Lee Christiensen, and Tanner Wright providing the helpers.

The Rattlers opened the tournament Friday night with a 5-0 win over West Kelowna in a spirited game.

Tyler Sedlacek earned game MVP for his full-game shutout. Vernon offence came on unassisted goals from Kayden Beauregard, Lazar and Eric Noren. Cole Johnson had a goal and an assist, while Gavin Fleck added a helper.

In other Friday action, it was Castlegar 5-3 over Quesnel, Kelowna 17-0 over Summerland and Chilliwack 4-3 over Nelson.