Friday April 18, 2014






Minor Hockey Roundup: Female atoms roll through tourney, meet hockey icon

FEMALE ATOM

The Kamloops HERricanes finished first in the Tier 3 atom division at the Wickenheiser Festival of Women’s Hockey in Burnaby on the weekend.

The team’s players were awarded medals by hockey icon Hayley Wickenheiser, the host of the tournament.

Rebekah Schmutz posted the shutout as Kamloops opened with a 15-0 victory over the Vancouver Angels. Kennedy Robidoux scored a goal and was MVP, and Nicole Thomas scored three goals and had two assists and Katie Brayer scored twice and helped out on two others.

Natalie Knight had a goal and two helpers, Nola Clarke, Carsen Moffett and Cassidy Stasiuk each had two goals, and Amanda Thomas and P.J. Ouimet also scored.

Schmutz had another shutout and Ashley Irvine was MVP in a 10-0 victory over the North Shore Avalanche. Camryn Filimek scored twice, and Nicole Thomas, Brayer, Moffett, Stasiuk, Robidoux, Knight, Ouimet and Amanda Thomas had the other goals.

Moffett had three assists.

Amanda Thomas was MVP of the third game, a 9-3 victory over the Meadow Ridge Barracudas. Nicole Thomas had two goals and two assists, with Stasiuk scoring once and picking up two assists and Knight earning two helpers.

Nola Clarke had three goals, and Filimek, Brayer and Moffett also scored in support of Schmutz.

Stasiuk’s two goals earned her MVP in an 11-1 semifinal victory over the Angels. Brayer had three goals, Clarke had two goals and two helpers, Knight scored twice and Ouimet and Moffett also scored.

Schmutz posted her third shutout — and fifth victory —as the HERricanes defeated the Barracudas 5-0 in the final. Nicole Thomas had three goals and was MVP, with Stasiuk and Moffett also scoring in the victory.

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PEEWEE TIER 3

The North Kamloops Lions lost in the final at a weekend tournament in Nelson.

Taylor Kaban posted the shutout and Haden Nordick had a goal and three assists as the Lions defeated Salmon Arm 6-0 in the opener. Lane Grunerud and Nathan Thiessen each had two goals, Hunter Dairon singled, Corson Nordick had two assists and Adam Harrison was MVP.

Nathan Nesci posted the shutout and MVP Brendan Mucha had two assists in a 5-0 victory over Penticton. Brandon Gremaud, with two, Harrison, Kaden Dempsey and Eric Bertuzzi scored for the winners.

MVP Josh Bymoen had a goal as the Lions played to a 3-3 draw with Castlegar. Thiessen and Dempsey also scored in support of Kaban.

The Lions needed double overtime to defeat Penticton 3-2 in a semifinal. Mucha had two goals and Gremaud singled in support of Nesci, who earned the MVP award.

In the final, the Lions fell 5-3 to Castlegar. Kaban took the goaltending loss, with MVP Bymoen, Benjamin Ward and Dairon scoring the goals.

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ATOM RECREATIONAL

Mitchell Coxon’s two goals helped the Ice Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Roughnecks at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Saturday.

Dexter Williams, Austin Burke and Olen Gelineau also scored for the winners, who had Hayden Buttazoni in goal.

The Roughnecks, with Sam Fawcett in goal, got goals from Xander Denis, Ben Smith, Ben Anderson and Keegan LeBlanc. Smith also had two assists.

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Jacob Haines, Amanda Martin and Liam Campbell scored three goals each as the Warriors dumped the Assassins 17-8 on Saturday at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.

Connor Defoe, Justin Smailes and Corbin Guenther added two goals each for the winners, who had Joey McKinnon in goal. Singles came from Hunter Haukeness and RJ Gerow. Haines had three assists and Campbell had two.

The Assassins, with Samuel Lewis in goal, got two goals apiece from Ryan Mitchell and Tristen Coetzer, and singles from Jakob Bennett, Ryan Sanderson, Adam Surgenor and Zachary Gilbert.

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Colton Woitas struck for three goals to lead the Legends past the Junior Blazers 8-3 on Sunday at Brock Arena.
Tyler Fernie and Bryce Bertuzzi, each with two, and Chase Bodger also scored for the Legends, who got two assists from Julien Fehr. Bryton Neufeld earned the goaltending victory.

Braidon Clark, with two, and Bhavin Serown scored for the Blazers, who had Josh Thom in goal. They gave their MVP award to Michael Baudin.

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Kaedyn Bert, Cameron Ryles and Jackson Diehl each scored twice on Saturday, helping the Oilers to a 9-6 victory over the Titans.

Tye Kitamura, Liam Edstrom and Jax Anderson also scored in support of goaltender Ethan Hardy.

The Titans got two goals from Jameson Rende and singles from Rylen Trent, Nathan Underhill, Caleb Campbell and Brooke Cave. Ethan Bottle was in goal.

In an exhibition game, the Oilers lost 5-1 by the Roughnecks.

Domenico Comita and Maxwell Hinkson, with two each, and Colby Cooper scored for the Roughnecks, who went with Sam Fawcett in goal. Edstrom stored for the Oilers, who had Hardy in goal.

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Zac Banks and Hunter Coleman each had two goals as the Thunder dumped the Vipers 7-2 on Sunday at Brock Arena.

Jared Flodstrom, Adam Gordon and Tristan Hunt also scored for the winners, in support of goaltender Nolan Austin.

The Vipers, with Sheehan Tobler in goal, got goals from Evan Kissack and Jacob Paton.

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Tristen Coetzer had three goals as the Assassins defeated the Junior Blazers 9-5.

Zach Gilbert, Ryan Mitchell and Skyler Wiltsie each scored twice for the Assassins. Samuel Lewis was the winning goaltender.

Stuart Holland, Connor Kennedy, Brady Pawlachuk, Stran Smith and Luken Murray had goals for the Junior Blazers, who went with Josh Thom in goal.

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MIDGET TIER 1

The North Kamloops Lions beat Winfield, 3-2.

Jacob Coelho, Myles Jarvis Rorison and Kolten Moore scored for the Lions, who had Nolan Munden in goal.

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PEEWEE TIER 2

The Player’s Bench Raiders lost in a semifinal at a tournament in Penticton.

The Raiders opened with a 4-1 victory over the Chilliwack Bruins, with Breckin Erichuk scoring two goals in support of goaltender Jarrett Larsen. Elias Wallace and Eric Marasco had the other Kamloops goals, and Tyson Gayfer had two assists.

Ethan Langenegger stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Raiders drumped the Coquitlam Chiefs 5-0. Hunter Klassen scored two goals in the victory, and Justin MacInnes, Gayfer and Erichuk singled. Wallace and Tyler Bruins-Slot each had two assists.

The Raiders wrapped up the round-robin with a 2-2 draw against Seafair. Wallace assisted on both goals, scored by Cole Howaniec and Erichuk, and Larsen was the Kamloops goaltender.

The tie moved Kamloops into a semifinal, where it dropped a 3-2 heartbreaker in overtime. Marasco had both Kamloops goals, and Langenegger was in goal.

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BANTAM RECREATIONAL

Austin Mark-Hashimoto scored four times Saturday but it wasn’t enough as his Thunder lost 7-6 to the Rockets.
Ryland Nakashima and Tyson Jones also scored for the Thunder.

The Rockets got three goals from Pacific Thompson and singles from Jared Ehler, Hayden Smale, Pierce Husser and Tim Lapierre.

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Zach Rachynski scored two goals and set up two others Saturday as the Big-O Tire Eagles got past the Northern Trailer Oilers, 7-5.

Matthew Erichuk, with two, Justin Howson, Cael Carter and Alex Mori also scored for the Eagles, who had Teagan Leslie and Jesse Stahl share the goaltending.

Brayden Jensen, with two, Kyle McIlwain, Cody Ouelette and Keyron Pavlovich scored for the Oilers, who were short on goaltenders and were “graciously lent” the use of Leslie and Stahl for the game.

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BANTAM TIER 2

The Player’s Bench Predators spent the weekend at a tournament in Salmon Arm.

They opened with an 8-4 victory over Kelowna on Friday. Bryce McDonald and Rylan Van Unen, each with two, Brysen Watson, Rylan Douglas and Michael Van Unen had seven of the goals. The other scorer’s name was unavailable. Matthew Hicketts was in goal.

In their next game, the Predators got three goals and two assists from Max Patterson and two goals and three assists from McDonald in an 8-2 victory over Prince George. Mac Alberts, Matthew Facchinelli and Shae Bruyere also scored, while Stefan Nesci had four assists. Reid Gladman was in goal.

On Saturday, Kamloops got two goals and two assists each from Patterson and Douglas as it beat Abbotsford, 8-4. Alberts helped out with a goal and two assists, while McDonald, Tony Dennis and Ryan Ignace also scored. Hicketts and Gladman split the goaltending.

That put the Predators into a semifinal where they were beaten 4-2 by Williams Lake. Dennis and Nesci had the goals. Hicketts went the distance in goal.

Douglas, McDonald, Patterson and Hicketts were Kamloops’ MVPs.

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PEEWEE RECREATIONAL

Nolan Mongey scored three times as the Brock Auto Centre Predators dumped the Vikings 5-1 on Sunday at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.

Jacob Stewart and Kai Farenholtz, who had two assists, also scored for the Predators, who had Ryan Clark in goal.

Connor Humphrey scored for the Vikings. Jordan Munegatto was in goal.

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The Titans and Steelheads played to an 8-8 draw.

Spencer Shyiak, with four, and Liam Rose and Christopher Penner, each with two, scored for the Titans, who went with Atticus Foulds in goal. Shyiak also had two assists.

The Steelheads, who had Summit Krause in goal, got two goals from each of Ethan Smith, John Black and Taylor Russell, and one each from Jarrett Mirtle and Cordell Davidson.

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Devon Tournour had two goals and two assists, Carson Desmarais scored twice and Dawson Bradley had a goal and two helpers as the Badgers defeated the Kamloops Office Systems Thunderbirds 6-3.

Thomas Ratuski had the other goal and Nathan Sandulescu was the Badgers’ goaltender.

Aidan Kennedy, Jordan Devries and Ryan Henderson scored for the T-Birds, who split the goaltending between Matthew Giroux and Josh Humphrey.

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ATOM DEVELOPMENT

The Scotiabank Bandits earned a victory and a draw in OMAHA play on the weekend.

Branden Toye and Aidan Sutter each scored twice to lead the Bandits to an 8-5 victory over Merritt on Saturday. Reagan Milburn and Tyson Galloway each added a goal and two assists, and Luke Petrie and Ethan Kaban each singled in support of winning goalie Zach Kohorst.

On Sunday, the Bandits had to settle for a 2-2 tie with the Kamloops 7 Points Millwork Ice Hawks. Brendan Hunchak and Reed Watson scored for the Bandits, while Jarrod Semchuk and Harjun Serown replied for the Ice Hawks. Bailey Monteith stood tall for the Bandits, and Kimberley Davidson was between the pipes for the Ice Hawks.

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The Western Roofing Nailers won two games from visiting Westside on the weekend.

Logan Stankoven scored three goals and set up three others in an 11-1 victory on Saturday. Jacob Proulx added three goals and two assists, with Harrison Ewert getting a goal and six assists. Brendan Kirschner, Noah Bradley, Nolan Virgo and Carson Evoy also scored. Austin Krug was in goal.

On Sunday the score again was 11-1, this time with Adam Niles in goal. Stankoven scored seven times, with Ewert getting three goals and two assists. Kirschner also scored, with Proulx getting three assists.

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NOVICE

The Timbits Rockets made it as far as the semifinals before they were edged 3-2 by the Timbits Flyers at the Go Wild in Revelstoke tournament on the weekend.

The Flyers were led by Brady Milburn, who scored twice, and Reggie Newman, who singled.

Ryan Larsen had both Rockets’ goals, and Jake Poulsen picked up two assists in support of Kolby Hay, who was in the Rockets’ net. Larsen earned game MVP honours, and Poulsen earned the team’s hardest-working-player hardhat. Ryan Watson won the coaches’ game puck.

The Rockets earned a trip to the playoffs with a pair of victories in pool play. The Rockets opened the weekend with a 9-3 victory over the Salmon Arm Mustangs. Jarrett Dumais scored twice to lead the way, with singles coming from Poulsen, Larsen, Kieran Maloney, David Browning, Nate Van Unen, Max Smith and Matteo Rawlings. Larsen also had two assists. Poulsen was named game MVP, Browning was the hardhat winner, and winning goaltender Hay was given the coaches’ game puck.

The Rockets then dumped the Golden Rams, 18-1. Smith, Poulsen and Larsen each had three goals, with Smith adding two helpers. Rawlings scored two goals and three assists, Hay tallied twice and Dumais had a goal and three helpers. Van Unen and Anthony Guerra-Ibbetson each scored once and set up two others, and Kaden Linquist and Rylan Newport each tallied once to help Browning to the goaltending victory. Guerra-Ibbetson was game MVP, Maloney was given coaches’ game puck, and Newport won the hardhat.

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Landon McGillis scored five goals as the Flyers defeated the Fire Warriors 5-3.

Hudson Davoren had two assists in the victory, which Zander Ward backtopped. Kyle Woitas, with two, and Colton Canuel scored for the Fire Warriors, who had Micah Brownlee in goal.

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Matthew Ward had seven goals as the Coyotes defeated the Titans 13-6.

Brendan Smith, with two, Jemeke Gottfriedson, Manny Recchi and Samuel Ward also scored for the Coyotes.
Allesandro Comita and Kaiden Wiltse each had three goals for the Titans, who got two assists each from Tano Torchia and Daniel Ma. Kailen Huber was in goal for the Titans.

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The Crushers won four games to win a tournament in Revelstoke.

They opened with an 8-0 victory over the Vernon Royals, with Grady Egeland, Sawyer Mynio, Colton Yawney, Zakery Anderson, Jed Smallman, Owen Cupello, Jagger De la Gorgendiere, and Colton Day scoring and Owen Geiger posting the shutout.

Braden Gouin had the shutout and Anderson, Yawney, Jake Bradley, De la Gorgendiere, Day, Ty Turner and Jake Bradley scored in a 7-0 victory over Westside.

The Crushers got goals from Yawney Mynio and Anderson inbeating the Kamloops Thunder, then got goals from Anderson and Egeland in beating the Flyers in overtime in the final.

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MIDGET RECREATIONAL

Tru Market scored an 8-3 victory over Team 3 on Sunday.

Condon Mackenzie, A.J. Wood and Brady Georget each scored twice for the winners, with singles from Riley Peterson and Corlin Georget. Nicolas Gamracy added three assists.

Cody Kirbyson, with two, and Justin Devries scored for Team 3.

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The Dan’s Collision Roos finished third at a weekend tournament in Quesnel, where they were named the most sportsmanlike team.

Kamloops opened with a 3-0 loss to Williams Lake, with Mac Whitmore taking the loss in goal.

Whitmore helped the Roos to a 2-2 draw with McBride. A.J. Hanna and Matt Norman had the goals.

Whitmore posted the shutout in a 10-0 thrashing of Quesnel Red. Hanna and Tyler Wightman each scored three goals, with Aiden Demers scoring twice and Brett Campbell and Aaron Larnder each scoring once.

The victory moved the Roos into the consolation final, where they dumped Quesnel Blue 14-3. Whitmore backstopped the victory, and Wightman scored three goals. Norman and Mario Bruno each scored twice, with Hanna, Joel Knuttila, Demers, Larnder, Breanna O’Brien, Mitch Bymoen and Keaton Noble each scoring once.

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BANTAM TIER 3

The North Kamloops Lions made it to a semifinal at their home Todd Campbell Memorial Tournament.

The Lions got two goals from MVP Conan Poss in a 2-1 victory over Dawson Creek. Gabe Graham-Boyde had two helpers in the victory, and Nicolas Boehm was the winning goaltender.

The Lions won another close one, beating Prince George 3-2 behind Dalton Johnston’s goaltending. Zac Austin, Garrett Kellington and Poss scored the goals, and Kyle Hutton was MVP.

McCoy Pearce had two goals and two assists and Parker Matheson had a goal and two helpers in an 8-3 victory over Penticton. Kellington had two goals, and Colten Gerlib, Wyatt Brook and Poss also scored. Graham-Boyde had two assists, Boehm was the winning goaltender and Chris Dakers was MVP.

The Lions ran into Smithers in a semifinal, losing 6-3. Matheson, with two, and Austin had the goals. Pearce had two assists in support of Johnston.

Smithers defeated Dawson Creek 5-4 in the final.

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BANTAM TIER 1

The Jardine’s Blazers finished fourth at a tournament in Calgary.

Kamloops opened with a 7-3 loss to Sherwood Park, with Dario Piva, Brendan Semchuk and Rob Johnson scoring in support of goaltender Daniel Toews.

Austen McKean and Cody Allen each had two goals, Piva and Alexander Buchanan also scored, Tyler Baker had two assists and Spencer Eschyschyn was the winning goaltender in a 6-4 victory over the Calgary Flames.
The Blazers went on to tie Red Deer White, 4-4, as Piva scored two goals and Semchuk and Johnson singled in support of Toews.

Buchanan had a goal and two assists in a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Sharks. Tre Dupilka-Sales scored two goals, Semchuk and Johnson singled and Piva and Allen had two assists in support of Eschyschyn.

The Blazers, with Eschyschyn in goal, lost 7-0 to the Winnipeg Monarchs in a semifinal.

In the consolation final, the Blazers lost 5-1 to Sherwood Park. Eschyschyn was in goal and Johnson scored.





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