Thursday July 31, 2014






Sports Briefs: Wilkinson strikes gold in Penticton

Jared Sucro backstopped the Kamloops 2003 Ice Pirates spring hockey team to three exhibition road victories.

The Pirates spread around the scoring in a 7-2 victory over the Okanagan All-Stars in Penticton on Saturday.

Logan Stankoven, Reagan Milburn, Andrew Senger, Quinn Disher, Connor Barrett, Brett MacDonald and Branden Toye had the goals.

Stankoven had four goals and two assists and Senger scored twice as the Pirates went on to defeat the Penticton Speedway Hornets 7-3 on Saturday. Lane Bull also scored, with Tyson Galloway and Tristan Allen each dishing two assists.

Stankoven had three goals and Matthew Mariona scored twice as the Pirates beat the Kelowna Heat 9-3. Disher, Senger, Toye and Bull also scored in the victory.

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Gabriel Wilkinson of the Kamloops Renshikan Karate dojo won a pair of gold medals at the Zone 1 and 2 playoffs in Penticton on Saturday.

Wilkinson, in the boys 8-9 intermediate division, took gold in kata (forms) and kumite (sparring). Michael Wilkinson also won a medal, taking bronze in the boys 7-and-under novice kumite.

Felix Dempsey, in boys 8-9 novice, took gold in kumite, silver in kata and bronze in kobudo (weapons), while Jayme Fennell was first in girls 10-11 intermediate kumite and third in kata. Cheyenne Fennell also was in the girls 10-11 intermediate, and was third in kumite.

Jocelyn Fennell won silver in the girls 14-15 elite kata and gold in the under-54-kilogram kumite. Charles Fennell also took gold in kumite, in the boys 14-15 under-52kg elite division, and took third in kata.

In the men’s black belt division, Phil Dufault took gold in kumite.

All eight Kamloops Renshikan Karate members qualified to compete with the Zone 2 team at provincials in Richmond on May 25-26.

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The Kamloops female atom HERricanes went 1-3 in the Tier 1 division at the Richmond Ice Classic hockey tournament on the weekend.

Kamloops opened with a 9-2 loss to North Shore. Dakota Reid and Amanda Martin had the goals and Rebekah Schmutz was Kamloops’ MVP.

After losing 8-0 to Richmond, in which Nicole Thomas was MVP, the HERricanes skated past Juan de Fuca 5-1. Schmutz, who was in goal for the entire weekend, was the winning goaltender, and got help from Cassidy Stasiuk’s three goals and two unassisted markers from Thomas. Reid was MVP.

Carsen Moffett was MVP and Thomas had the goal as the HERricanes wrapped up the tournament with a 2-1 loss to Tri-Cities.





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