Silver winners: The Okanagan Lakers won a silver medal in the annual Ice Breaker Classic hockey tournament in Penticton last weekend.

Lakers start season with silver

Best of the best: Select team gets season off to impressive start.

The Okanagan Lakers spring hockey team started their spring season last weekend with a silver-medal performance.

The annual Ice Breaker Classic hockey tournament took place in Penticton and was contested by teams from across western Canada.

The kids tried out for the Okanagan Lakers during the Christmas break.

The Lakers are a regional team made up of the top 2007 hockey players in the North Okanagan area from Vernon to Revelstoke.

On route to the gold medal game, the Lakers defeated Kamloops in a thrilling 5-4 win.

Tayden Lake scored with two seconds remaining in the game to book a date with the Calgary Havoc.

In the semifinal, Levi Hollatz recorded a shutout, and goals were scored by the quarterfinal hero, Tayden Lake and Hudson Kibblewhite to win 2-0.

Despite, controlling most of the play in the final game the Lakers came up short losing to the hometown Penticton Nighthawks 7-4.

Tournament game MVPs were Hudson Kibblewhite, Tayden Lake, Ben Tudan against Kamloops, Levi Hollatz against Calgary and Tristen Bailey in the final against Penticton.

Representing Salmon Arm were Levi Hollatz, Sawyer Mayes, Hailee Hunt, Tristen Bailey, Quinn Doray, Ben Tudan and Riley Hunt, as well as coaches Mike Bailey and Brad Hunt.

The Lakers play in Kelowna this Saturday in the morning before playing two games in the afternoon in Armstrong.

On April 17-19 the team hosts Okanagan Challenge at the Shaw Centre.


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