The undefeated Merritt Ramada peewee reps polished off South Okanagan 5-1 on Saturday in Osoyoos to take their best-of-three series in two games straight, and capture the OMAHA banner. The Ramada squad scored two goals in the second period and two more in the third to blow open a tight contest and secure the title.

Max Graham led the Merritt scoring with a hat trick, while Chase Cooke and Jayden Story added singles. Assists went to Breanna Ouellet (3), Matthew Newman and Cooke. Bryce Garcia went the distance in net. The Ramada peewees will now prepare for the provncial tier 3 championships, slated for the week of March 12 to 18 in West Vancouver.

In other Merritt minor hockey news, the Fountain Tire atoms came away with a divisional banner from their playoff finals in Revelstoke on the weekend. Look for more coverage of the atoms in next Thursday’s Merritt Herald.