The Thompson Blazers swept a weekend doubleheader from the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds, winning 3-1 on Saturday and 8-5 on Sunday. Both games were played at Interior Savings Centre.
On Saturday, the Blazers got two first-period goals from Cole McCaskill and one from Nick Chyzowski, and rode that cushion to victory in front of goaltender Griffin Baillie, who stopped 32 shots.
On Sunday, the Thunderbirds led 3-1 early in the second period and 3-2 going to the third, but the Blazers roared back for the victory.
Riley Harder, with two, David Larouche, Dexter Robinson, Riley Jepson and Carson Richards scored third-period goals for the Blazers. Dante Caillier, 16 seconds into the game, and Chyzowski also scored. Kyle Michalovsky made 32 saves for the goaltending victory.
Dustin Watt and Richards both had three-assist weekends.
The Blazers are 2-0-2 in their last four games as they go into the Christmas break. They will play in the Richmond International tournament, Dec.27-31.
The Blazers next are at home in Chase when they entertain the Vancouver-North East Chiefs, Jan. 5 and 6.
Jameson Rende scored four goals and Nathan Underhill and Brooke Cave added two each as the Titans defeated the Legends 9-7 on Saturday.
Kyle Sandher also scored in support of winning goaltender Isaac Bean, who earned Heart and Hustle honours.
Tyler Fernie, with four, Colton Woitas, with two, and Bryce Bertuzzi scored for the Legends, who had Bryton Neufeld in goal.
Dakota Reid had three goals and Colton Day was the winning goaltender as the Hurricanes took down the Snipers 7-5 on Saturday.
Joshua Rankin also scored twice in the victory, and Elias Newport and Eric Crawford added one apiece.
Elessio Louvros, with three, Adam Bennee and Ethan Gremaud scored for the Snipers, who had Matthew Yon in goal.
The Warriors defeated the Hurricanes, 7-1.
Jacob Haines had four goals in the victory, with Connor Defoe scoring twice and Alex Deneault-Isnardy singling. R.J. Gerow had two assists in support of goaltender Joey McKinnon.
Dakota Reid had the goal for the Hurricanes, who had Ryerson Palmer in goal.
Dexter Williams had four goals and two assists and Mitchell Coxon scored twice as the Ice Kings and goaltender Hayden Buttazoni beat the Vipers, 11-6.
Matthew Coxon, Kaleb Costigan, Austin Burke, Ryan Hurst and Olen Gelineau also scored in the victory. Ethan Schazenbach also had two helpers.
Josh Hanling was in goal for the Vipers, who got two goals from Evan Kissack and singles from Hank Brekin, Jacob Patton, Bryan Fraser and Douglas Pryor.
Ethan Hardy posted the shutout and Eric Thibault won the hard worker award as the Oilers beat the Thunder, 2-0.
Kaedyn Bert and Cameron Ryles provided the goals for the Oilers.
Nolan Austin was in goal for the Thunder, whose hard workers were Zack Banks and Kiel Schrimer.
BANTAM TIER 2
The Player's Bench Predators picked up a pair of home victories.
The Predators got two goals each from Bennett Hunter and Matthew Facchinelli in a 5-2 victory over the Okanagan Hockey Academy on Saturday. Reid Gladman was the winning goaltender, as Stefan Nesci also scored and Rylan Van Unen had two assists.
The Predators went on to dump Kelowna 3-1 on Sunday. Facchinelli, Van Unen and Nesci scored in support of goaltender Matthew Hicketts, and Brendan Mongey had two assists.
Kyllan Thibault, Dylan Dudley and Cole Standen each scored two goals as Xavier Cannon backstopped the Vikings to a 9-8 victory over the Titans on Saturday.
Caleb Jeffery, Tyler Standen and Connor Humphrey also scored for the Vikings.
Spencer Shyiak, with four goals, led the way for the Titans, who got three goals from Christopher Penner, a singleton from Foster Wynne and goaltending from Atticus Foulds.
Andrew Warner, John Black, Ethan Smith and Joshua Jensen each had two goals as the Steelheads skated past the Mini Blazers, 10-5.
Cordell Davidson and Taylor Russell also scored for the Steelheads, who had Summit Love-Krause in goal.
The Mini Blazers had Kieran Outerbridge in goal, and got goals from Riley Moore, Luke Rodrigue, A.J. McInnis, Chloe Jordan and Erik Anderson.
The Scotiabank Honeybadgers got goals from Devon Tournour, Lauren Walkey and Branded McKimmie in beating the Predators 3-0 on Sunday at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.
The Rampage, with Birch Miereu in goal, dumped the Raiders 8-3 on Sunday morning at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.
Jordan Swoboda, with two, Jake Tabor, Ryan Anderson, Derek Panter, Charlie Kinloch scored for the winners. The names of the other scorers weren't available.
The Raiders, who had Nik Shufletoski in goal, got scores from Garrick, Cassidy, with two, and Josh Olynyk.
The Timbits Rockets downed the Timbits Thunder 6-4 on Saturday at Brock Arena.
David Brown, Jake Poulsen, Kaden Linquist, Kieran Maloney, Rylan Newport and Jarrett Dumais scored to lead the Rockets, who got a standout performance from goaltender Kolby Hay. Dumais claimed the team's hardest-working-player hardhat, and Newport received the coaches' game puck.
Nolan Viesner tallied twice to pace the Thunder, with Carter Streek and Mathew MacDonald each getting singles to round out the scoring.
Zakery Anderson had three goals, Grady Egeland scored twice and Jed Smallman, Colton Yawney and Owen Geiger scored once each as the Crushers defeated the Coyotes 8-7.
Mathew Ward, with four, Brendan Smith, with two, and Manny Recchi scored for the Coyotes, who had Samuel Ward in goal.
The HERricanes needed a shootout, but ended up winning gold at the Penticton Fire on Ice tournament.
The HERricanes opened with a 6-3 victory over the Wenatchee Icebreakers.
Rebekah Schmutz was the winning goaltender and MVP, and Natalie Knight had two goals and two assists. Katie Brayer, Cassidy Stasiuk, Carsen Moffett and Sam Yawney also scored in the victory, and Stasiuk also had two assists.
Schmutz backstopped the HERricanes to a 6-1 victory over the Penticton Ice Dragons. Nola Clarke scored twice, and Amanda Thomas, Moffett, Brayer and Knight each scored once. Nicole Thomas had two assists, and P.J. Ouimet, who had an assist, was MVP.
The HERricanes raced past Merritt 5-3 in their next game, with Schmutz posting the victory and MVP Carsen Moffett scoring a goal. Stasiuk had two goals and two assists, and Knight had the other two goals.
Kamloops and Merritt met in the championship final, with the HERricanes winning 4-3 in a shootout. After 10 minutes of overtime solved nothing, Knight scored the only goal of the shootout as Schmutz put up another MVP performance.
Nichole Thomas had two goals in regulation, with Moffett also tallying.
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It was a split for the North Kamloops Lions.
The Lions beat host Salmon Arm 5-1 on Saturday, before falling 5-4 to Winfield in Valleyview on Sunday.
Lane Grunerud scored two goals in the Salmon Arm victory, with Corson Nordick, Brandon Gremaud and Ben Ward also scoring. Nathan Nesci backstopped the victory.
Nordick had two goals on Sunday, and Grunerud and Brendan Mucha also scored. Taylor Kaban was in the Lions' goal.
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The North Kamloops Lions were nearly perfect in league play, beating Vernon 4-1, tying Kelowna 2-2 and dumping Winfield, 8-0.
Jacob Coelho, Kolten Moore, Eric Heichert and Adam Hildebrand scored against Vernon, and Riley Woodland was the winning goaltender.
Nolan Munden was in goal for the Kelowna tie, in which Heichert and Brodie Moorman scored goals.
Woodland posted the shutout against Winfield, and Kyle Pouncy had three goals. Coelho scored twice and Adam Struch, Hildebrand and Jackson Scott also scored.
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The North Kamloops Lions were beaten 2-1 by Revelstoke in the final of a tournament in Vernon on the weekend.
Parker Matheson scored the Lions' goal, while Nic Boehm was in goal.
The Lions had opened the tournament with a 4-1 victory over Kelowna. Kyle Hutton, with two, Colten Gerlib and Wyatt Brook had the goals. Boehm was in goal.
In their second game, the Lions lost 6-2 to Revelstoke. Brook and Matthew scored for the Lions, who had Dalton Johnston in goal.
The Lions then beat Merritt, 3-2, on goals from Chris Dakers, Garrett Kellington and Gabe Graham-Boyde. Boehm was in goal.
In their semifinal game, the Lions, with Johnston in goal, beat Vernon, 5-3. McCoy Pearce, Ethan Kasten, Dakers, Hutton and Kellington looked after the goals. Matheson had three assists.
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The Tk'emlups Tomahawks won three games on the weekend, beating the Chase Broncos 8-3, the North Okanagan Knights 7-4 and the host Revelstoke Grizzlies, 6-3. No other details were available.
PEEWEE TIER 1
The Jardine's Blazers swept a doubleheader with host Prince George on the weekend, winning both games by 5-1 counts. No other details were available.
The Blazers, who will play host to Prince George on Jan. 5 and 6, are 10-1 going into the break.
The 7 Points Millwork Icehawks edged the Scotiabank Bandits 3-2 in an OMAHA clash of cross-town rivals Saturday at McArthur Island Sports Centre.
Jarrod Semchuk, Ashton Taylor and Harjun Serown scored in support of Icehawks goaltender Jared Sucro. Tristan Allen had two assists.
Reed Watson and Ty Haywood-Farmer scored for the Bandits, who went with Bailey Monteith in net. Haywood-Farmer also earned the hardhat as the Bandits' hardest-working player of the game.
On Sunday, the Icehawks won 6-4 in Kelowna. Jackson Steed, Taylor and Jakob Sherwood each scored twice.
The Western Roofing Nailers were beaten 5-2 by the Vernon Wolfpack, which has yet to lose this season, at Valleyvieew Arena on Saturday.
Logan Stankoven and Jacob Proulx scored for the Nailers, who tied the Wolfpack in a previous meeting. Harrison Ewert had two assists, with Adam Niles in goal.
On Sunday, the Nailers lost 4-3 to the host Kelowna Kings. Stankoven, with two, and Matthew Mariona had the goals in support of goaltender Austin Krug.
The Zimmer Auto Group Jets beat the Eagles 5-2 on Saturday.
Austin Morphy, Ryan Fielding, Landon Wamboldt, Slater Gordon and Connor McCoy scored for the Jets, who had James Lamb in goal.
The Eagles, who split their goaltending duties between Jesse Stahl and Teagan Leslie, got goals from Kyle Haggerty and Tristan Ernst.
The Jardine's Blazers lost 5-0 to visiting Pursuit of Excellence. Spencer Eschyschyn and Matt Hicketts shared the Blazers' goaltending duties.