Midget Vees Team 1 powers to tournament win

It was a taste of gold for members of the Penticton Midget Vees Team 1 at the 12-team All Stars Christmas Classic Tournament in Penticton last weekend.

The champs continued their tournament-long scoring assault on the opposition by banging in eight goals en route to an 8-3 drubbing of the runner up Penticton Team 2.

Over the course of the three-day event the winners racked up 38 tallies, the least productive output being a pair of seven-goal games.

Penticton opened the series with an 8-6 decision, their closest match, to the Kamloops Hawks.

They followed that up with wins over Langley, 7-2, North Okanagan, 9-3 and the semi final against Williams Lake 7-0.

Starting goalie Taylor Crook and backup Ethan Konyi shared the netminding duties in the shutout, Konyi playing the first 20 minutes and Crook the final two frames.

As part of it’s plan to help the less fortunate, a donation bin was set up for the visiting teams and spectators where they could donate clothing items.

Penticton Vees Midget 1 centre and captain Cam Davie keep his eye on the puck in the face off circle. Mark Brett/Western News
Penticton Vees Nich French watches as this shot is kicked away by Langley goalie Spencer Davies in the Christmas All Stars midge hockey tournament action at the OHS rink. Watching is Langley defender Josh Laird. The Vees went undefeated to clinch the tournament championship. Mark Brett/Western News
Starting netminder Taylor Crook kicks out this shot for the Penticton midget Vees Team 1. Crook shared in one of the team’s shutout victories. Mark Brett/Western News
Taylor Crook of the Penticton Vees Team 1 midgets with the gold medal spoils after the team won the Penticton tournament championship. Submitted photo

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