Thursday April 24, 2014






Minor Hockey: Blazers take series, advance to provincials

Keith Anderson

Dylan McNeil (8) of the Jardine's Blazers moves the puck while under pressure from Joel Aitken of Kelowna during an OMAHA peewee Tier 1 playoff game Sunday at Valleyview Arena.

BANTAM TIER 1

The Jardine's Blazers went into Kelowna and won the OMAHA championship on Saturday, beating Kelowna 3-1 in the third game of a best-of-three final.

The Blazers now move on to provincials in Cowichan, March 17-21.

Brendan Semchuk scored the Blazers' first and third goals, with Aiden Bar-Lev-Wise getting the second one.

Daniel Toews earned the goaltending victory.

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PEEWEE TIER 3

The North Kamloops Lions advanced to the next round of playoffs with an overtime victory and a blowout.

The Lions had lost the series opener last weekend, 4-3 in overtime to South Okanagan. Facing elimination, Kamloops went into Osoyoos and scored a 3-2 overtime victory on Saturday.

With all the momentum on their side, the Lions returned to Kamloops and beat the visitors, 7-0.

Brandon Gremaud had two goals in Saturday's victory, and Hunter Dairon also scored. Taylor Kaban was the winning goaltender.

Kaban posted the shutout in the second game, in which Gremaud had a goal and two helpers and Lane Grunerud scored twice. Dairon, Corson Nordick, Brendan Mucha and Nathan Thiessen had the other goals.

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PEEWEE RECREATIONAL

Jamie Daniels had two goals to help the Vikings score a 4-4 draw with the Ice Dawgs.

Xavier Cannon was in goal for the Vikings, who also got goals from Cole Standen and Connor Humphrey.

Jarret Daoust, with two, Conner Hall and Will Alberts scored for the Titans, who had Austen Martin in goal.

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Tyson Dmyterko scored three times as the Kamloops Raiders defeated the Kamloops Titans 6-3 in at Brock Arena on Sunday.

Austin Chrystall, Garrick Cassidy and Dakota Hofmann rounded out the Raiders scoring.

Scoring for the Titans were Akexander Viventi, with two, and Angus McQuillan-Gordon.

Victor Church was in goal for the Raiders, while Atticus Foulds and Elijah Joy shared goaltending duties for the Titans.

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The Steelheads got goals from three players in beating the Rampage 3-1 on Saturday at Interior Savings Centre.

John Blaclk, Joshua Jensen and Andrew Warner had goals for the Steelheads, who had Summit Krause-Love in goal.

Deegan Ludwig-Konrad replied for the Rampage, which went with Birch Mierau in goal.

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ATOM RECREATIONAL

Domenico Comita had two goals and two assists to lead the Roughnecks over the Junior Blazers 9-2 on Saturday.

Kyle Proulx also scored twice for the Roughnecks, who had Sam Fawcett in goal, and Xander Denis and Maxwell Hinkson each had a goal and two assists. Ben Smith also came through with a pair of helpers, and Aidan McPhee, Ben Anderson and Devin Smith had the other Roughnecks goals.

Luken Murray and Stran Smith scored for the Blazers, and Brady Pawlachuk took the loss in goal.

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Jameson Rende had six goals to lead the Warriors in a 9-9 draw with the Titans in a playoff game Saturday.

Nathan Underhill, with two, and Nicolas Bradley scored the other Titans goals, and Caleb Campbell was the Titans' goaltender.

Connor Defoe had a goal and three helpers for the Warriors, who got four goals from Jacob Haines, three from Liam Campbell and a single from Spencer Forsythe. Forsythe and Amanda Martin each had two assists in support of goaltender Joey McKinnon.

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Brady McCutheon had five goals, Elessio Louvros scored four and Ethan Dicostanzo scored three as the Sandman Snipers knocked off the Vipers, 14-2.

Matthew Yon was the winning goaltender, and Ethan Gremaud and Dax Dery also scored.

Josh Harding and Allessandro Lizzi scored for the Vipers, who had Sheehan Tobler in goal.

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Dexter Williams had three goals to lead the Ice Kings past the Hurricanes, 6-3.

Matthew and Mitchell Coxon each scored a goal, as did Andrew Gemsa. Hayden Buttazoni was the winning goaltender.

Eric Crawford had a goal and two assists for the 'Canes, who had Josh Rankin in goal. Matthew Rowand and Dakota Reid also scored in the loss.

The Ice Kings went on to knock off the Thunder, 4-2. Williams had two more goals, with Matthew Coxon and Austin Burke also providing offence for Buttazoni.

The Thunder had Kiel Schriml in goal, and got two goals from Raymond Shockey.

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BANTAM RECREATIONAL

The Zimmer Auto Group Jets went 1-2-1 at their home tournament.

The Jets opened with a 5-5 tie with the Winfield Bruins. Slater Gordon, with two, Ryan Fielding, Brandon Frenks and Lee McKinnon scored the goals and Austin Morphy had two assists. Landon Wamboldt was game MVP.

The Titans fell 6-3 to Port Moody, with Frenks, McKinnon and Tyson Koehl scoring the goals. MVP Landon Weiss had two assists.

MVP Gordon had three goals and three assists as the Jets knocked off the Kamloops Rockets 7-6. Morphy also scored twice, and Karn Mahal had a goal and two helpers. Koehl had the other Jets goal.

Frenks had a goal and was MVP as the Jets finished with a 4-3 loss to the Chilliwack Wolves. Gordon and Wamboldt also scored, with Morphy and Mahal providing assists.

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The Boltz dropped a 4-3 decision to the Vernon Coyotes in the championship game at a tournament in Kamloops on the weekend.

The Boltz, who went 3-2 in the tournament, got nine goals and three assists from Jake Barron and four goals and three assists from Riley White. Kevin Piercy added a goal and five assists and Mathew Sorenson had two goals and three assists. Brayden Patterson, Jake Boileau and Andrew Hall each had two goals. Zach Berrevoets and Ty Robinson added a goal each, while Zialen Watson and Liam Haberstock each had two assists.

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The Big-O Tire Eagles opened a weekend tournament in Kamloops with a 5-1 loss to the Chilliwack Wolves. Zach Rachynski scored for the Eagles.

In their second game, the Eagles dropped a 4-2 decision to the Vernon Coyotes. Justin Howson and Cael Carter had the goals.

On Saturday, the Eagles were doubled 6-3 by the Boltz. Nick Robins, Puneet Parihar and Carter scored.

On Sunday, the Eagles beat the Winfield Bruins, 5-0. Evan Wynne had a goal and two assists, with the other goals coming from Rachynski, Robins, Tristan Ernst and Alex Mori.

Teegan Leslie and Jesse Stahl shared the Eagles' goaltending in all four games.

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The Mansini Steel Beauts scored a 5-4 victory over the Northern Trailer Oilers.

Kyle McIlwain, Brayden Jensen, Carter Eschyschyn and Preston Guerra-Ibbetson scored for the Oilers. Bryan Caillier and Scott Poelzer shared the goaltending duties.

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PEEWEE TIER 1

The Jardine's Blazers won Game 1 of their OMAHA championship, beating Kelowna 6-1 on Sunday.

Game 2 is schedued for Sunday at Memorial Arena in Kelowna.

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FEMALE MIDGET A

The Kamloops Mystixs went 3-1-1 at a tournament in Cranbrook on the weekend.

The Mystixs opened with a 1-1 tie with Lethrbridge as Melissa Brunn scored their lone goal.

The host Cranbrook team then beat the Mystixs, 8-1. Jordan Finnie scored for Kamloops.

Finnie added a goal and an assist in a 4-2 victory over a team from Montana. Morgan Nowoczin, with two, and Shelby Danielle also scored, while Marcella Mondin had two assists.

Finnie then struck for four goals in a 7-1 victory over Strathmore, Alta. Nowoczin helped out with a goal and three assists, while Finnie and Mondin also scored. Sydney Gordon had two assists.

In the final, Emma Gottfriedson, who played all five games, earned a shutout in a 4-0 victory.The name of the other team wasn't available. Chloe Johnson had two goals, with Gordon and Olivia Merritt adding one. Finnie had two assists.

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ATOM DEVELOPMENT

The Scotiabank Bandits split their OMAHA games on the weekend, falling 5-2 to Kelowna 1 on Saturday before rebounding to beat Salmon Arm 6-1 on Sunday.

Trey Dergousoff and Branden Toye scored for the Bandits on Saturday. They had Zach Kohorst in net. Cole Senum earned the hardhat as hardest-working player.

On Sunday, Michael Hutchison led the Bandits with a pair of goals, and earned the hardhat for his efforts. Senum chipped in with a goal and two assists, and Dergousoff, Justin Vinterlik and Tyson Galloway also tallied in support of winning goaltender Bailey Monteith.

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NOVICE

The Timbits Rockets edged the Timbits Coyotes 10-9 in a Novice Orange game on Saturday.

Ryan Larsen scored three times for the Rockets and earned the team's hardhat for his efforts. Nate Van Unen contributed two goals and two assists, while Kieran Maloney also tallied twice. Anthony Guerra-Ibbetson, Jake Poulsen and Max Smith rounded out the scoring, and Matthew Pryor and Matteo Rawlings each picked up two assists in support of winning goaltender David Browning. Jarrett Dumais was awarded the coach's game puck.

Samuel Ward and Mathew Ward each scored three times to pace the Coyotes. Jaxon Klassen added two goals and Manny Recchi scored once as the Coyotes made it close with five goals in the third period.

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Cole Angsladt scored three times to leda the Golden Eagles to an 8-5 victory over the Flyers on Sunday.

Roman Wolynoc, with two, Ben Filiepine, Taylor Horner and Jake Bean also scored for the winners.

Hudson Daveron and Landon McGillis each scored twice for the Flyers, with Jeremy McInnis getting a singleton.

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The Titans spent the weekend at the Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association tournament.

They opened with a 5-4 loss to a Chilliwack team, with Logan Krug, Dreyden Bhe, Andon Rende and Connor Mark-Hashimoto scoring the goals.

In their second game, the Titans beat Hope. The score wasn't available. Rende scored three goals, with Krug, Mitchell Harnett and Tano Torchia also scoring.

Later came a 5-0 loss to another Chilliwack team and a 1-1 tie with a third Chilliwack team. Rende had the goal.

Ty Moffett and Kailen Huber shared the goaltending duties for the Titans.

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MIDGET TIER 1

The Lions skated to a 4-2 victory in the final game of a playoff series with Vernon on Sunday.

Jackson Scott, Joe Falsetta, Jacob Coelho and Adam Struch scored for the Lions, who had Nolan Munden in goal.

On Saturday, Vernon had posted an 8-5 victory. Struch, with two, Scott, Falsetta and Brody Moorman scored for the Lions. Riley Woodland and Munden split the game in goal.

The Lions will meet Kelowna in the league final.

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BANTAM TIER 3

The North Kamloops fell 2-1 to Kelowna in best-of-three playoff series.

Kelowna won the opener, 4-0.The Lions had Nic Boehm in goal.

The Lions came back to win 5-4 in overtime in Game 2. Conan Poss led the Lions with a goal and three assists, while Gabe Graham-Boyde, Lucas Lott, Kyle Hutton and Parker Matheson added a goal each. Dalton Johnston was in goal.

In the deciding game, Kelowna put up a 4-3 victory. Wyatt Brook, McCoy Pearce and Hutton scored for the Lions. Johnston was in goal.





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