The Greater Trail Bantam Tier 2 Smoke Eaters skated to a convincing 11-3 win over Calgary’s Lake Bona Vista Breakers Saturday and followed that up with a consolation final win over Salmon Arm. Vernon Vipers won the tournament with a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over Penticton.

GTMHA: Vipers victorious over Vees

The Vernon Vipers Bantams won the Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association’s Bantam Tier 2 tournament on the weekend

The Vernon Vipers Bantams won the Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association’s Bantam Tier 2 tournament on the weekend, with an exciting 3-2 overtime win against the Penticton Vees on Sunday.

The Greater Trail Bantam Smoke Eaters came up a little short in the round robin but finished with a strong 7-2 victory over Salmon Arm in the consolation final Sunday morning.

Despite a number of injuries, the Bantam Smoke Eaters had a good tournament, losing to the eventual winners Vernon in a close 2-1 game Friday night.

The Vipers team that attended was reportedly a Tier 1 team so the Smokies could take some satisfaction from the close result.

Trail then took on the Cranbrook Hornets, dropping another close match, 3-2, before routing Calgary’s Lake Bona Vista Breakers 11-3 on Saturday.

In the final, Vernon and the Penticton Bantam Tier 2 Vees were tied 1-1 with five minutes remaining when Vernon netted what looked to be the winner. But Penticton replied with two minutes left in regulation to make it 2-2 to send it to OT.

In the extra period both teams missed sparkling opportunities and the game looked to be headed to a shoot out when the Vipers struck, scoring with two seconds left on the clock to win the tournament title.

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