Sunday April 20, 2014

Minor Hockey Roundup: Johnston has six-point night for Nuggets

Nolan Benner, 6, of Team Black dukes it out with Team Yellow’s Keegan Fretz, 6, during the Timbits Jamboree at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Saturday afternoon.


The North Kamloops Lions lost a semifinal game to Quesnel at a tournament in Kelowna on the weekend.

Brendan Roche, Tyson Gayfer and Jayden Davidson had goals in the 5-3 loss and Ethan Langenegger was in the Kamloops goal.

It was a tough way to end the tournament, as the Lions had gone undefeated in the round-robin. In its first game, on Friday, Kamloops defeated Surrey, 11-0.

Nathan Weninger finished the game with three goals and three assists, while Davidson and Justin MacInnes each had two goals and four assists. Trevis John chipped in with a hat trick and Gayfer had a goal and two assists. Mitchell Fargey and Eric Marasco also found the scoresheet with a pair of helpers each.

Max Palaga was in net for the shutout.

On Saturday, MacInnes continued his fine weekend with a pair of shorthanded goals in a 7-4 victory over Aldergrove. Roche, with two, Gayfer, Matthew Lee and Marasco had goals also. Elias Wallace helped out with two assists in Langenegger’s victory.

In their final round-robin game, also on Saturday, the Lions shut out West Kelowna 9-0.

John and Fargey, with two apiece, Gayfer, Lee, Weninger, Roche and Marasco scored the goals. Davidson and Keegan Gannon each had two assists and Palaga grabbed his second shutout of the weekend.

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The Rockets blasted past the Blades on Saturday, winning 5-4.

Ethan Gremaud led the way for the Rockets, scoring two goals. Dillan Paul, Caleb Campbell and Brady McCutcheon also found twine in support of the Rockets’ goaltender, Brendan Smith.

Carter Noble, with two, Nicholas Kuhlmann and Kelly Kosofski had the goals for the Blades, who alternated between Jacob Bradley and Mathew Murphy in goal.


In another weekend game, the Sandman Spitfires sank the Sandman Vikings, 7-5.

Jacob Taylor had four goals, while Colton Woitas chipped in three assists. Jase Hanghofer and Stan Smith, with two, also scored. Matthiew and Mitchell Coxon each had two goals for the Vikings.


The Eagles soared over the Titans, 6-3, on the weekend also. Bradley Boudreau, Adam Gordon and Blake Jahnke scored for the Titans, but two goals from each of Maxwell Hinkson and Grady Egeland, and singles from Conner Guenther and Liam Grover put the game out of reach.


In exhibition action between the Kamloops Ice Hawks and the Salmon Arm Oil Kings, the Ice Hawks left as 6-2 victors.

A hat trick from Evan Kissack and a single from Jax Anderson put the Ice Hawks ahead, and two goals, coming 17 seconds apart, from Ryan Sanderson put the Oil Kings on ice. Jack Garner added two assists in support of winning goaltender Sam Benastick.

In another weekend game the Ice Hawks topped the Crushers 7-5 on Sunday at Brock Arena.

Max Card, Matthew Pryor, Alessandro Lizzi and Andon Rende scored for the Crushers, but five goals from Anderson and singles from Kissack and Hudson Doll gave the Ice Hawks the victory.

Sanderson took the victory in goal for the Ice Hawks, while Tyson Aspeslet took the loss.


Tristan Coetzer had five goals and two assists to lead the Sandman Hitmen over the Sandman Vipers 8-4.

Lochlan Scholefield added a goal and two assists to the winning cause, and Jordan English and Nick Bradley each scored a goal. Joey McKinnon and David Browning split the goaltending.

Alesandro Comita had two goals for the Vipers, who had Liam Reid in goal. Kiel Schriml and Brady Pawlachuk also scored in the loss.

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The Kamloops Northern Trailer Eagles rolled into Clearwater and beat the home team 6-4.

Chris Penner, with two, and Keegan Emsland scored for the Eagles, with Ethan Maarhuis chipping in a pair of goals. Cordell Davidson also had a goal and two assists in support of winning goaltender Kieran Outerbridge.


The Hawks defeated the Chiefs 7-6 on the weekend.

Bailey English, Brendan Smith and Brayden Jensen each had a pair of goals for the Hawks and Braeden Delaney added a single. English also had two assists in support of winning goaltender Kalen Aujla.

Brecklin Erichuk was the leader for the Chiefs, netting a hat trick in support of losing goalie Teagan Leslie. Tyson Koehl, Zach Berrevoets and Jordan Devries rounded out the scoring for the Chiefs.


The first game of December ended in victory for the Kamloops Petes, who topped the Kamloops Coyotes 6-1.

Justin Howson and Garrett Miller each scored twice for the Petes and Jaymie Mackenzie picked up a pair of helpers. Matthew Richardson and Guneet Parihar also found the back of the net to bring the Petes to six. Scott Poelzer recorded the netminding victory.

Pierce Huser scored the only goal for the Coyotes, who went with Josh Humphrey in goal.


The Mooseheads topped the Boltz, 13-5, in large part because of five goals from Trevor Banks.

Deegan Ludwig-Konrad had a goal and two assists in the victory, while Josh Olynyk had a pair of markers.

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The Western Roofing Nailers got goals from four players in a 4-2 victory over visiting West Kelowna on Saturday.

Nate Van Unen, Logan Stankoven, Kaiden Wiltsie and Reagan Milburn scored for the Nailers. Jared Sucro and Austin Krug split the goaltending.

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Summit Krause-Love had three goals as the Ice Kings beat the Kamloops Rebels 6-5 in the third-place game at a tournament in 100 Mile House.

The Ice Kings also got goals from Michael Hutchison, Jacob Patton and Liam Rose in coming back from a 2-0 hole against the Rebels. Michael Love was in goal for all four of the Ice Kings’ games.


Nolan Virgo and Braeden Crowe carried the Coyotes’ offence in a pair of weekend victories.

Virgo had three goals and Crowe scored twice in a 7-6 victory over the Broncos. Noah Halowski and Sebastian Ouimet also scored in the victory, which Ryan Clark backstopped.

Colton Davoren had four goals for the Broncos, who had Sam Fawcett in goal, and Jamie Daniels and Dakota Reid also scored.

The Coyotes went on to defeat the Grizzlies 11-5, with Virgo scoring three goals and Crowe scoring one and assisting on four others. Jarrett Mirtle and the multitalented Clark each came through with three goals, and Christiansen also bulged twine to help Haley Critch record the goaltending victory.

Branden McKimmie, with two, Quinton Maurer, Jonah Saemerow and Matthew Nixon replied for the Grizzlies, who went with Josh Hofmann in goal.


The KMHA Sixes defeated the Southgate Radiator and Autoservice Rangers 8-4 on the weekend.

Carson Desmarais and Sorren Farenholtz each had hat tricks for the Sixes.
Kyllan Thibault also scored.


Keaton Dell’s hat trick helped propel the Spitfires to a 7-3 victory over the Broncos on Sunday.

Dell was joined on the scoresheet by Elyssio Louvrous, TJ O’Laney, Payton Robb abd Tyson Pratt. Atticus Foulds was the winning goaltender.

The Broncos got scoring from three players as Spencer Shyiak, Alexander Viventi and Jordan Calibaba each bulged twine in support of goaltender Benjamin Smith.

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The Ice Hawks went 2-1 at a weekend tournament.

Owen Aura and Evan Smith each scored three goals as the Ice Hawks sunk the Destroyers, 8-5. Reggie Newman added two goals and three assists in support of Johnny Hicks, who earned the victory in goal. Brady Milburn, with two, Sam Ward, Brett Calhoon and Williams Hendricks scored for the Destroyers. Kyran Prasad took the loss in goal.

Newman, Smith and Aura did all the damage in a 7-4 victory over the Crushers, with Newman scoring three goals and Smith and Aura each scoring twice. Smith also had four helpers and Newman added a pair in support of Hicks.

Joey Galloway was in goal for the Crushers, whose goals came off the sticks of Zack Denis, Sawyer Mynio, Logan Krug and Wyatt Gowins.

The Ice Hawks ended the tournament with a 9-3 loss to the Predators, who got two goals each from Nic Leggett, Colton Meikle and Rory Mumford. Danny Lewis, Cole Angstadt and Jack Kennedy also scored in support of winning goaltender Evan Leggett.

Newman, with two, and Aura scored for the Ice Hawks, who had Talan Horner in goal.

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The North Kamloops Lions and Prince George split a pair of league games on the weekend, with Prince George taking a 4-2 victory on Saturday and Kamloops bouncing back with a 6-5 victory on Sunday.

Darion Nordick and Jackson Scott were the only Lions to find the net on Saturday, with goaltender Kolby Pauwels taking the loss in goal.

On Sunday, a hat trick from JJ Hanemaayer and singles from Scott, Kolten Moore and Brodie Moorman propelled the team to victory. Josh Shank was the winning goaltender.

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The Jardine Blazers travelled to Prince George on the weekend and came back to town with a victory and a tie to their credit.

In their first game, the Blazers played to a 2-2 draw with Prince George. Adam Gammel and Cole Howaniec netted the markers for Kamloops.

Sunday, the Blazers doubled up on their opponents, with Connor Milburn leading the squad with a hat trick and two assists. Howaniec, with two, and Kaden Dempsey also found twine, while Brandon Gremaud netted a pair of helpers.

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The Players Bench Raiders went undefeated in tournament play in Spokane on the weekend, winning four straight.

On Friday, the Raiders defeated the host Spokane Chiefs 4-1 and on Saturday grounded the Tacoma Rockets with an 8-1 shellacking. Kamloops also defeated the Trail Smokeaters that night, 3-1.

While the team was held out of the playoffs — it failed to qualify based on goal differential — it won Sunday’s game for fifth place, defeating Tacoma 11-0.

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The Dirty Nuggets reached double digits on the weekend, defeating Team 3 by a score of 10-3.

Ryley Acres potted two goals and two assists and Tyson Johnston had a goal and four assists. Ty Fuoco, with two, Lucas Lott, Richard Baker, Alan Tesawich, Brett Nagy and Blair Piegeon also scored for the Nuggets.

Baily Henry chipped in with a pair of helpers and Austin Peel and Alexander Cooper split the victory in goal.

In their second game of the weekend, the Dirty Nuggets lost a close game to The Bears, falling 7-6.

Johnston was in on all six of the Nuggets’ goals, with five goals and one assist, the assist coming on Rich Baker’s marker. In the end however, it wasn’t enough for the Nuggets to get Austin Peel the victory.

For The Bears, Shaymus Stachoski netted a hat trick. Kyle Hutton, Justin Bruno and Ty Nielsen each added singles, while Talis Pittman and Nick Panter added two assists apiece. DJ Lapierre and Jesse Stahl shared the victory in goal for The Bears.

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Morgan Nowoczin, Larissa Kolle, Kacey Seymour and Kendall Fitzgerald scored the goals in Kamloops’s 4-2 victory over Kelowna on Sunday.

Sage Deneault picked up the victory in goal.

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