BANTAM TIER 1
It was a good weekend for the Jardine’s Blazers, who won three Super Series exhibition games.
The Blazers opened with a 5-4 victory over the Okanagan Hockey Academy of Penticton on Saturday morning. Ryan Chyzowski scored two goals, and Ty Kolle, Matthew Facchinelli and Solomon Seibel added one apiece. Chyzowski’s second goal, with 24 seconds remaining, was the game winner.
It was another close finish against Langley, as Tyler Ward scored with 46 seconds remaining to help Kamloops to a 3-2 victory. Brendan Semchuk and Chyzowski had the other goals.
Ward had two more goals as the Blazers beat Coquitlam, 5-3. Brendan Mongey, Nic Sourtzis and Kolle had the other Kamloops goals.
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MIDGET TIER 1
The North Kamloops Lions managed a draw and a loss during a weekend set in Prince George.
The Lions came out with an 8-2 loss. Reade Bentz and Jackson Scott scored for the Lions, who had Josh Shank in goal.
The Lions came back with a 2-2 draw on Sunday. Jordan Fidanza and Scott scored for Kamloops, and Troy Gerard had two assists. Kolby Pauwels was in the Lions’ goal.
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The Western Roofing Nailers dropped a 4-3 decision to the Vernon Vipers on Sunday.
Logan Stankoven, Jakob Sherwood and Justin Vinterlik scored the goals. Jared Sucro and Austin Krug were the Nailers’ netminders.
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BANTAM TIER 3
Ethan Langenegger backstopped the North Kamloops Lions to a 7-2 victory over the host Salmon Arm SilverBacks on Sunday.
Tyson Gayfer and Keenan Gannon each had two goals in the victory. Seiji Brown, Jayden Davidson and Brendan Roche also scored for the Lions, and Trevis John had two assists.
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PEEWEE TIER 3
The North Kamloops Lions dropped a 10-0 decision to Merritt at Memorial Arena on Saturday.
Bailey Monteith and Justin Mitchell were the Lions’ goaltenders.
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BANTAM TIER 4
Kamloops Thompson Hotel lost 9-2 to Merritt Tier 3 in an exhibition game.
Preston Guerra-Ibbettson opened the scoring for Kamloops, before Merritt scored six straight goals. Guerra-Ibbettson scored again in the second period. Kaleb Virgo, for Kamloops, and Mack Stead, for Merritt, were the goaltenders.