Wolfpack stop Bruins

Defenceman Powell Connor scored twice as the H&L Glass Wolfpack brushed back the Winfield Bruins 4-1 in Okanagan Mainline Senior Atom Development Hockey League play Saturday at Wesbild Centre.

Vernon Sun Valley Sports Renegades’ Dennon Leibel puts himself in the way of a pass by Kamloops Blazers’ Alexander Winters in Okanagan Mainline Bantam Tier 1 Hockey League action Sunday at Wesbild Centre.

Vernon Sun Valley Sports Renegades’ Dennon Leibel puts himself in the way of a pass by Kamloops Blazers’ Alexander Winters in Okanagan Mainline Bantam Tier 1 Hockey League action Sunday at Wesbild Centre.

Defenceman Powell Connor scored twice as the H&L Glass Wolfpack brushed back the Winfield Bruins 4-1 in Okanagan Mainline Senior Atom Development Hockey League play Saturday at Wesbild Centre.

Josh Bridge added 1+2 and Joe Eggert also scored for the 6-4-1 Pack. Forwards Eric Noren and Zach Agar showed strong two-way hustle, while Nick Mitchell sparkled alongside Connor on defence.

Eli Zummack answered for the 2-8 Bruins, who gave up three third-period goals.

The Wolfpack iced the North Okanagan Knights 5-3 in exhibition Senior Atom Development play Sunday morning at the Nor-Val Centre.

Nicholas Cherkowski scored twice for Vernon, who led 4-0 after one period. Connor (1+3), Drayden Dougan and Noren added singles.

Michael Kormany supplied 1+2 for the Knights, who also got goals from Bryan Brew and Mitchell Brown. Ethan Maarhuis chipped in with two assists.

The Valleywood Remanufacturing Vernon toppled the Knights 8-1 in exhibition action Sunday afternoon.

Tyler Sedlacek sparkled in net for the Venom, who got a hat trick from CJ Storey and two goals from Mika Burns.

Cody Webb scored a sweet goal on a powerful shot from the point while Levi Danbrook, Ben King and Colton Bilodeau each provided singles.

Power forward Lincoln Connor pulled the hat trick as the flu-ravaged Wolfpack held off the Venom 6-3 in exhibition action Friday at Priest Valley Arena.

Home Building Centre Midgets fall 6-2

The Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers lost 6-2 to the Pursuit of Excellence in Midget Tier 1 league play Sunday night at Civic Arena

The fast-skating POE built up a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes and led 6-0 in the second period before the Vipers fought back with a pair.

Defenceman Joshua Vetter, on a blast from the point in the second frame, assisted by Brad Phillips and Chris Nonis, and defenceman Chris Gillies, from Ryan Beach, in the third finished the scoring.

First-place POE (13-2) outshot Vernon 44-26, with Michael Hails and Danny Todosychuk sharing goaltending duties.

The 6-9-2 Vipers host the Kamloops Lions (4-8-3) Saturday at 3:15 at Wesbild Centre in the battle to host an OMAHA playoff series.

In Bantam Tier 1 league play, the Kamloops Blazers ambushed the Sun Valley Sports Renegades 10-0 Sunday afternoon at Wesbild.

Kamloops improved to 11-1-1, while the Renegades dropped to 1-9-1.

Coca-Cola Vipers lose to SilverBacks

The Vernon Coca-Cola Vipers lost 12-6 to the Salmon Arm Siverbacks in exhibition Midget Tier 2 play Saturday night.

The Vipers ran up a 2-0 first-period lead on goals by Jared Barendregt and Travis Churchill.

A goal by Liam Revell at the beginning of the second period, assisted by Jared Barendregt and Aaron Benjaminsen, put the Vipers up 3-0.

A second goal by Revell, assisted by Owen Barker, wasn’t enough to combat the eight goals Salmon Arm fired in the second period.

Third period goals by Barendregt, unassisted, and Conor Payne, from Barker, completed the Coke crew’s offence.

The Vernon Veterinary Clinic Knights played with heart and determination in losing 3-1 to South Okanagan in Bantam Tier 3 league play Sunday in Oliver.

Hayden Chase scored a powerplay goal for Vernon, assisted by Shayne Groenveld and Austin Derkach. Louis Springer played great between the pipes for the Knights.

The B.C. Major Midget League Okanagan Rockets – with seven Vernon products on their roster – had the weekend off before entertaining the last-place Thompson Blazers Saturday (3 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.) at the Kelowna Capital News Centre.

The Rockets are ninth at 10-15-3, while the Blazers sit at 1-28-1 after bowing 5-3 and 9-3 to the North Island Silvertips last weekend at Art Holding Memorial Arena in Chase.

The Valley West Hawks are first at 20-4-6.