Whalers harpoon Eagles

The Willms Electric Whalers are through to the championship game of the Boston Pizza 3-on-3 Pond Hockey League playoffs.

  • Mar. 29, 2013 10:00 a.m.

The Willms Electric Whalers are through to the championship game of the Boston Pizza 3-on-3 Pond Hockey League playoffs.

The Whalers outgunned the Vernon Square Liquor Store Eagles 12-10 in an A-Bracket playdown Tuesday night at Okanagan Training Rink to advance.

Jeff Straight, with five goals, and Bryce Kakoske, with four and an assist, led the harpoon crew. Gord (Hoon) Cochrane chipped in with a deuce, and Erik Locke had a single in support of netminder Rodger Sewell.

Tim Proctor paced the Eagles with four goals, Dave Brown had 3+1 and Troy Killingbeck, Brad Wick and George Agar each had singles. Bruce Shaw took the loss.

The Eagles rebounded Wednesday night, bouncing Vernon Battery 12-8 in a B semifinal.

Proctor, with 3+4, and Killingbeck and Brown, each with a pair, powered the Eagle offence. Brett Williams (3+2) and Braydon Sophonow (2+1) had big nights for the Battery crew.

The liquor boys faced Pinnacle Pellet Thursday night for a berth in Monday night’s (6:00) championship game.

In B Bracket play Tuesday night, Williams produced 7+3 as Vernon Battery zapped the Extreme Pita Puckers 19-12.

Malcolm McPhee pocketed five goals for the Battery boys, with Sophonow (3+2), Brad Jones (2+7) and Justin Mitchell (2+3) completing the attack in front of Clay Coles.

Russell Hickman was good for 5+1 for the Puckers, who had Tyler Yawney in net. Cory Davis collected three snipes, Brandon Yawney added 1+4 and Kunal Chander and Jared Sochan scored once each.

Pinnacle thumped Dinoflex 22-12 in their Tuesday tilt, with Corey Massie exploding for 10+1.

Tyler Usselman (5+1), Laird Fawcett (3), Kevin Delaney (1+4), Jeff Kuzniar (1+3), Philip Klein (1+2) and Christian Gauthier (1+2) all hit the scoreboard to help Travis Rypkema pick up the win.

Yanik Fillion Murphy led Dinoflex with a 7+1 showing. Mark Francis supplied 3+4 and Nadene Keller and Russ Parr each added 1+2. Scott Simpson was in net.