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Pee Wee Vipers in semifinal

Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star Gavin Fleck of the Vernon Watkin Motors Vipers takes a shot on Nanaimo Clippers’ netminder Campbell Arnold in the 43rd Coca-Cola Classic Pee Wee Hockey Tournament Friday at the Civic Arena. Vernon rallied for a 4-2 win to reach Saturday afternoon’s semifinals. - Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star
Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star Gavin Fleck of the Vernon Watkin Motors Vipers takes a shot on Nanaimo Clippers’ netminder Campbell Arnold in the 43rd Coca-Cola Classic Pee Wee Hockey Tournament Friday at the Civic Arena. Vernon rallied for a 4-2 win to reach Saturday afternoon’s semifinals.
— image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star

Forget flowers, chocolates or wine.

Instead, the Vernon Watkin Motors Vipers marked Valentine’s Day by treating their hockey moms to a drama-jammed 4-2 comeback win Friday afternoon.

Coletyn Boyarski netted the winner with 87 seconds remaining as Vernon stopped the Nanaimo Clippers in the 43rd annual Coca-Cola Invitational Pee Wee Hockey Tournament at Civic Arena.

The Vipers (2-1 in the round-robin) meet the undefeated Calgary Blackfoot Chiefs in semifinal action today at 2:45 p.m. The 2-1 Warman Wildcats of Saskatchewan battle the Edmonton Knights of Columbus Lancers (2-1) in the other semi at 12:45 p.m.

Nanaimo iced Seattle 13-4 in consolation side play Saturday morning.

The Amy Myles Memorial A event title game goes Sunday at 5:30 p.m. with the Alex Kuly Memorial B final set for 3:15.

 

 

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