Bob Williams scored two goals and was named MVP as the Kamloops Old Dogs defeated Chilliwack Jolly Miller 5-0 in a 65-plus game Wednesday at the 13th annual Kamloops Senior Hockey Tournament at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.
Bob Reid also scored two goals for the Old Dogs, and Wayne Hooten scored once in the victory. Goaltender Ken Haggerty was named Chilliwack’s MVP.
Wednesday’s other 65-plus game — between the Kamloops Steamers and Grande Prairie — ended in a 0-0 draw. Kamloops’ Bob Creasser and Grande Prairie’s Mike Garlinski were named MVPs after posting the shutouts.
The Chilliwack Jolly Miller 60-plus team scored a 9-4 victory over the Canoe Cubs. MVP Richie Kramp had three goals for Chilliwack, as did Dennis Parker, and Ron Vandyke, Les Maxwell and Ken Jones also scored.
Rick Chartwell had two goals and was MVP for Canoe, which also got goals from Gary McLeod and Glenn Smith.
Salmon Arm Barley Station beat Kamloops Honda 3-2 in Wednesday’s other 60-plus game. MVP Vic Wasilenko, Darryl Koskimaki and Gary Forbes scored for Salmon Arm.
John Anhorn was MVP for Kamloops Honda, which got goals from Ray Vandette and Grant Goodall.
In the 70-plus division, the Kamloops Old Dogs got two goals from MVP Murray Owen in a 3-2 victory over Chilliwack Jolly MIller. Gord Lindal also scored for the winners.
MVP Bob Gordon and Ben Weber scored for Chilliwack.
The other 70-plus game had the Penticton Elks dropping the Kamloops Blazers 8-2. MVP Jerry McKenna, Gerry Neilsen and Bill Searle each scored twice for Penticton, and Bob Jablonski and George Yamada each scored one goal.
Bob Esdale and Brian Taillefer scored for the Blazers, whose MVP was Al Raymond.
The action continues today at McArthur Island. The first game is scheduled for 8 a.m., with the last to start at 11:30 a.m.
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The South Kamloops Titans dropped an 89-60 decision to the visiting Kelowna Owls on Tuesday, leaving them 2-2 in Okanagan senior AAA boys basketball action.
Drew Eliason had 29 points for the Titans, while Buster Truss had 22 to lead the Owls, who are ranked No. 8 in B.C.
The Titans have a home tripleheader this weekend — they are to play host to the Kelowna-Rutland Voodos on Friday, 7:45 p.m., before taking on the West Kelowna-Mount Boucherie Bears on Saturday at 12:45 p.m., and the Penticton Lakers at 3:45 p.m.
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Jessica Hewitt of Kamloops has been named to Canada’s short track speed skating team for the world championships and two World Cup stops.
The world championships are scheduled to run March 8-10 in Debrecen, Hungary. Before then, Hewitt and her Canadian teammates will partake in World Cup events in Sochi, Russia, from Feb. 1-3, and Dresden, Germany, from Feb. 8-10.
The team was selected after the Canadian open championships in Calgary on the weekend. Hewitt finished third among women.
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Cora Sutton of Kamloops has been turning heads during her rookie season with the SAIT Trojans women’s hockey team, and the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference has taken notice.
Sutton, a defenceman, was one of five Trojans players named to the ACAC all-star showcase in Calgary. The showcase will feature two games between the ACAC all-stars and Team Alberta of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League — they will be played Saturday and Sunday.
Sutton has nine points, four of them goals, in 14 games.
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The Kamloops Storm has a new assistant coach.
Todd Rasmussen, a former KIJHL player with the Grand Forks Border Bruins, has signed on to assist head coach Brad Priestlay. He joined the team before its weekend split.
The Storm is scheduled to play the Eagles in Sicamous on Friday and will return to McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Saturday to play the Chase Heat at 7 p.m.
Kamloops also will be playing host to a spring camp alongside the Victoria Grizzlies. The dates are May 3-5, with location and further details expected soon.