Simpson snipes three for Vees

The Penticton Murray GM Bantam Tier 2 Vees earned a split at a hockey tournament in Kelowna last weekend.

The Murray GM Bantam Tier 2 Vees won two of four games at a Kelowna tournament Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.

The Vees closed with a 4-3 victory over West Kelowna on goals by Levi Carter, Matt Olsen, Tyler Henderson and Aaron Funk. Jacob Obuck was named player of the game for the Vees. Opening against the Pursuit of Excellence Varsity team, the Vees lost 5-4. Gage Leclair, Kai Espenhain, Brennan Nelson and Carter scored. Owen Labadie was named player of the game. Against a strong Calgary Royals AA side, the winners of the tournament, the Vees lost 4-3. Kieran Simpson scored a hat trick, while Ryan Polvere earned player of the game. In their third round robin game, the Vees lost 4-2 with Prince George scoring an empty-net goal. Simpson scored both goals.

The Vees will be in Boise, Idaho from Oct. 14 to 16 for the Fall Face-Off, where they will face the Arizona Jr. Coyotes, Utah Grizzlies and Boise Steelheads. This weekend the team is hosting a barbecue at Rona from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.