PEEWEE TIER 3
The North Kamloops Lions wrapped up the OMAHA title with a 3-2 victory over Winfield on Saturday at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.
The Lions will represent the Okanagan at provincials in Creston from March 17-21.
Brandon Gremaud had two goals in Saturday’s victory, and Lane Grunerud scored once. Taylor Kaban was the winning goaltender.
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Keegan Leblanc and Domenico Comita each scored three times and Xander Denis had two goals and three assists as the Sandman Roughnecks beat the Vipers, 10-2.
Kyle Proulx had a goal and three assists in the victory, and Maxwell Hinkson also scored. Ben Smith and Colby Cooper each had two helpers in support of winning goaltender Sam Fawcett.
Josh Hamling and Evan Kissack scored for the Vipers, who had Sheehan Tobler in goal.
Millan Webster had two goals and two assists and Bryton Neufeld was the winning goaltender as the Legends defeated the Thunder 6-5 in a playoff game Saturday.
Bryce Bertuzzi also had two goals for the winners. Colton Woitas and Jacob Taylor also scored.
Nolan Austin had two goals and two helpers for the Thunder, which had Kiel Schriml in goal. Hunter Coleman also scored twice, Zac Banks singled and Tristan Hunt had two assists.
The Ice Kings finished second at the Atom Blast tournament in Kamloops on the weekend.
The Ice Kings opened with a 7-5 victory over the Assassins. Hayden Buttazoni, who played the whole weekend in goal, was the winning goaltender.
Dexter Williams and Evan Humphrey each had two goals in the victory, and Mitchell Coxon had two assists. Zachary Teale, Ethan Schanzenbach and Olen Gelineau had the other goals for the winners.
Ryan Mitchell had two goals for the Assassins, with singles from Conlin Erichuk, Skyler Wiltsie and Brooklyn Crawford. Jakob Bennett had two assists.
The Ice Kings got two goals from Gelineau and singles from Coxon, Williams and Andrew Gemsa in a 5-5 draw with the Chilliwack Spitfires. Schanzenbach had two assists.
The Ice Kings lost 5-2 to the Chase Vipers. Coxon and Humphrey scored the goals for Kamloops. Parker Sauer and Carden Alec each had two goals for Chase, Ethan Jones singled and Cassius Duck Chief was the winning goaltender.
The Ice Kings knocked off the Kamloops Junior Blazers 8-5 in a semifinal. Williams scored three goals and Matthew Coxon and Mitchell Coxon each scored twice. Humphrey also scored. Braidon Clark, with two, Connor Kennedy, Stran Smith and Luken Murray scored for the Junior Blazers.
The Ice Kings met up with the Vipers again in the final, with Chase winning, 4-2. Williams and Schanzenbach scored for Kamloops. Jones, Sauer, Keegan Pittendreigh and Reid Gartrell scored for Chase, and Duck Chief was the winning goaltender.
Nola Clarke had four goals as the HERricanes female team defeated the Titans mixed team 7-4 on Saturday.
Carsen Moffett, Cassidy Stasiuk and Alexis Bishop also scored for the HERricanes, who had Rebekah Schmutz in goal. Nicole Thomas had two assists.
Rylan Trent, Jameson Rende, Nicolas Bradley and Isaac Bean scored for the Titans, who had Caleb Campbell in goal.
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Sydney Carter posted the shutout as the Royal Purple Mystixs defeated Williams Lake 3-0 in a Saturday exhibition game.
Taylor Knauff, Lilly McLellan and Keisha Johnson had the goals.
Williams Lake won Sunday’s exhibition rematch, 2-1. Kendall Fitzgerald scored for the Mystix, and Ashlynn Neurauter was in Kamloops’ goal.
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MIDGET TIER 1
The North Kamloops Lions fell short of provincials, their season ending with a 3-2 loss to Kelowna on Saturday.
Adam Struch and Colten Moore scored for the Lions, who had Riley Woodland in goal.
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The 7 Point Millworks Ice Hawks finished sixth at a tournament in Penticton.
The Ice Hawks opened with a 5-2 loss to the Western Roofing Nailers. Harjun Serown and Parker Erickson scored for the Ice Hawks.
The Ice Hawks lost 7-1 to the Vernon Venom, with Serown scoring, and then fell 6-4 to Kelowna. Jarrod Semchuk, with two, Erickson and Luke Bateman scored against Kelowna.
The Titans wrapped up the tournament with a 5-3 victory over Penticton. Semchuk, Serown, Erickson, Bateman and Ashton Taylor scored in the victory.
Kimberly Davidson and Jared Sucro split the goaltending throughout the weekend.
The Scotiabank Bandits’ season came to an end with a semifinal loss at the OMAHA playoffs Sunday in Penticton.
Ethan Kaban and Luke Petrie scored, but it wasn’t enough as Scotiabank fell 5-2 to Salmon Arm. Bailey Monteith was in net for the Bandits, who had defeated Salmon Arm 5-2 en route to the semifinal round.
Monteith was a standout in an earlier round-robin victory over Salmon Arm. Brendan Hunchak, Trey Dergousoff, Keagan Fletcher, Cole Senum and Ty Haywood-Farmer scored for the Bandits. Dergousoff earned the team’s hardest-working player hardhat.
The Bandits went undefeated in the round-robin to finish as first seed heading into the semis, twice coming back with late-game heroics to earn ties.
In Friday’s weekend opener, the Bandits rallied from a 3-0 deficit to earn a 4-4 draw with Merritt. Hardhat winner Tyson Galloway scored with 44 seconds left and an extra attacker on the ice to forge the tie. Hunchak, Justin Vinterlik and Reed Watson also tallied in support of winning goalie Zach Kohorst.
On Saturday, Galloway had six points, four of them goals, and earned another hardhat as the Bandits three times rallied from two-goal deficits to tie Winfield, 8-8. Reagan Milburn got the game-tying marker with 39.5 seconds left and the extra attacker on – it was his second goal of the game. Watson and Aidan Sutter also scored and Petrie picked up two assists in support of Kohorst, who was between the pipes.
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Austin Chrystall had three goals, Josh Olynyk scored twice and Garrick Cassidy and Jordan Mariona also scored as the Raiders defeated the Vikings, 7-6.
Ry Thibault, with two, Tyler Standon, Matt Surgenor, Connor Humphrey and Caleb Jeffery scored for the Vikings.
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Brady Milburn scored three goals and added two assists as the Flyers skated to a 10-8 victory over the Titans on Saturday.
Reggie Newman also scored three goals, with Nicolas Leggett adding two. Singles came from Owen Aura and Branden Belley, while John Hicks had two assists.
The Titans got five goals from Kaiden Wiltsie, two from Andon Rende and one from Connor Mark.
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The Zimmer Auto Group Jets beat the Kamloops Blue Thunder 7-1 in Game 3 of a best-of-three playoff series.
Tyson Koehl, Austin Morphy and Brandon Frenks, with two each, and Conner McCoy scored for the Jets, who got two assists from each of Lee McKinnon and Landon Wamboldt.
Trevor Banks scored for the Thunder.
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NIGHT OF CHAMPS
The KMHA’s Scotiabank-sponsored Night of Champions is scheduled for March 13 at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.
The Atom final is scheduled for 5 p.m., on the NHL ice, with the Peewee final on the Olympic ice at 5:30. The Bantam final is to start at 7:15 p.m., on the NHL ice, with the Midget final on the Olympic ice at 7:45.
The participating teams will be announced once they have qualified for the finals.