BANTAM TIER 3
Nathan Weninger had two goals but it wasn’t enough as the North Kamloops Lions fell 5-2 to host Kelowna in a Saturday league game.
Max Palaga and Ethan Langenegger combined to make 19 saves in a game Kamloops never led.
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Reggie Newman had a productive weekend as the Ice Hawks split their games.
They came out on the wrong end of a 5-4 decision to the Crushers. Newman scored twice in the loss, with Owen Aura and Evan Smith also scoring in support of a busy Johnny Hicks, who took the loss.
Wyatt Gowans, Jobie Siemens, Cooper MacLeod, Sawyer Mynio and Nikolas Dimopolous scored for the Crushers, whose winning goaltender was Joey Galloway.
Newman had four more goals — as did Aura — in the Ice Hawks’ 11-9 victory over the Vernon Steelers in Armstrong on Sunday. Smith also scored twice and Roman Wolynec also scored. Matthew MacDonald was the winning goaltender.
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Evan Pascoe was in goal for the 7 Point Millworks in a 2-2 draw with Penticton on Sunday.
Brendan Hunchak and Branden Toye scored the goals.
Austin Krug and Jared Sucro backstopped the Western Roofing Nailers to a pair of blowout exhibition victories on the weekend, 7-2 against Penticton and 11-1 against Salmon Arm.
Against Penticton, the Nailers had three goals from Logan Stankoven and pairs from Reagan Milburn and Matthew Mariona.
On Sunday’s game against Salmon Arm in Enderby, Stankoven, Milburn and Andrew Senger had two goals apiece, while Carson Evoy, Jakob Sherwood, Manny Recchi, Matthew Ward and Mariona picked up singles.
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BANTAM TIER 4
Brendan Mucha and Preston Guerra-Ibbetson each filled the net to help the Thompson Hotel Titans enjoyed a weekend sweep of Chase.
The Titans won 13-6 in the opener, with Mucha scoring four goals and Guerra-Ibbetson adding three. Hayden Smale and Wyatt Trent added two goals apiece, and Brogen Taphorn and Jackson Marshall each scored once in support of winning goaltender Kaleb Virgo.
Guerra-Ibbetson had two goals as Kamloops beat Chase 4-1. Ryan Allen and Evan Vinterlik also scored in the victory, and Dalton Johnston was in the Titans’ goal.
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BANTAM TIER 2
Parker Matheson’s two goals helped the Player’s Bench Raiders to a 7-2 victory over Salmon Arm on Friday night.
Conan Poss, Harrison Rosche, Jaxon Reid, Matthew Braga and Chris Dakers also scored in the victory. Kendra Woodland was the winning goaltender.
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MIDGET TIER 2
The North Kamloops Elks dropped a pair of games against the Penticton Vees on the weekend, losing 5-2 and 4-2.
Bryce McDonald had a three-point weekend for the Elks, while Matt Fichter and Stephan Nesci had a pair of points each.
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Ali Borrows and Ashley McCabe scored two goals apiece in weekend action against Prince George to lead the Mystixs to a pair of victories.
On Saturday, Borrows’s two goals and a single from Makenna Fitzgerald gave the Mystixs a 3-1 victory. Goaltender Ashlynn Neurauter backstopped the victory.
On Sunday, the game again ended 3-1, with McCabe scoring two. Taylor Knauff added a single and Sydney Carter picked up the victory in goal.
PEEWEE TIER 3
The North Kamloops Lions lost a tight game to West Kelowna on Saturday, losing 7-6.
With Bailey Monteith in net, the Lions got goals from Zach Bachand, Jayden Russell, Tyler Fernie, Connor Jensen, with two, and Harjun Serown. Bachand added three assists as well for a four-point game.
On Sunday, playing host to Salmon Arm, Kamloops won 10-1.
Russell netted a hat trick, while Joshua Bishop potted a pair. Bachand, Fernie, Jensen, Serown, and Jameson Rende all scored singles and Rende and Bachand added a pair of helpers each.
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Kendall Fitzgerald scored the only goal for the Mystixs in a 1-1 tie against Salmon Arm on Saturday.
Sage Denenault was in goal for Kamloops.
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Tyson Johnston’s four goals and two assists propelled the Dirty Nuggets to a 12-1 victory over the Jets.
Ty Fuoco added a hat trick, while Corey Testawich, Eric Bell, Mathew Sorenson, Allan
Testawich and Blain Pigeon scored singles. Riley Acres picked up two helpers in the victory and Austin Peel and Alexander Cooper split time in goal.
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Zachary Kramer had the shutout as the Sandman Spitfires hammered the Sandman Blades, 10-0.
Stran Smith had four goals and Colton Woitas added three for the Spitfires, who also got a goal from Jacob Taylor.
Jacob Bradley was in goal for the Blades.
The Crushers split a pair of games.
They opened the weekend with a 4-1 loss to the Titans, who got three goals from Adam Gordon. Liam Brechin also scored in support of winning goaltender Kiran Rayson. Max Card scored for the Crushers, who gave Ty Moffett the start in goal.
The Crushers came back to beat the Oilers 4-2. Owen Geiger, Andon Rende, Zach Clark and Seth Damini scored in the victory, which Tyson Aspeslet backstopped. Adam Surgenor and Ty Turner scored for the Oilers, who had Colton Day in goal.
The Hitmen got four goals from Tristan Coetzer and two more from Jordan English in a 9-4 victory over the Warriors on Saturday.
Lochlan Scholefield, Evan Humphrey and Nick Bradley also scored in the victory. Jacob Hufty, with three, and Micah Brownlee scored for the Warriors.
The Vikings got six points from Mitch Coxon en route to a 9-7 victory against the Vipers.
Coxon had five goals and an assist and Zack Banks added another two markers. J. Mclean and Matt Coxon also found the scoresheet, scoring goals in support of goaltender Matthew Macdonald.
Chase Bodger and Brady Pawlachuk had two goals apiece for the Vipers, while Raymond Shockey, Keil Schriml and Elayne Einfeld potted singles. Liam Reid was in goal for the Vipers.
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The Northern Trailer Eagles went 2-2 at a home tournament on the weekend.
The Eagles opened with a 5-4 loss to Penticton. Chris Penner, with two, Karn Mahal and Derek Panter scored in support of goaltender Kieran Outerbridge.
Kordell Davidson had a goal and three assists in support of Outerbridge in a 7-2 victory over New Westminster. James Ridge, Dawson Reid, Keegan Emsland, Ethan Maarhuis, Jack Thomson and Gavin Coxon also scored in the victory.
Maarhuis and Davidson scored in a 3-2 loss to the Kamloops Hawks.
The Eagles finished with a 4-2 victory over Chilliwack, with Maarhuis scoring twice to help out Outerbridge. Ridge and Delray Willis also scored.
Rylan Nakashima had three goals and Kyle Bergman had a goal and three helpers as the Boltz defeated the Oilers 8-5.
Kelsey Bentz, Tyson Dmyterko and Slater Gordon were among the other goal-scorers for the Boltz, who split the goaltending between Nicolas Boehm and Colin Clarke.
Chris Buchanan had three goals for the Oilers, Connor Hall had a goal and three assists and Riley Moore also scored. Jarret Daoust had two assists in support of goaltender Austen Martin.
The Hawks won a pair of games in bantam tournament action on the weekend but fell to the Winfield Bruins in a Sunday semifinal to end their weekend.
On Friday, the Hawks won their tournament-opening game against the New Westminster Royals 4-2. Brayden Jensen had a hat trick and Brandon Schanzenbach added a single for the Hawks.
Saturday against Penticton, Kamloops was shut out 6-0, but later that evening played to a 3-2 victory against the Kamloops Eagles. Hawks goals came from Hunter Klassen, with two, and Jake Stanley scored the game-winner. Josh Harris picked up the goaltending victory.
On Sunday, facing the Bruins in a semifinal, the Hawks lost 9-5.
Braeden Delaney and Jensen each had a pair for the Hawks, while Klassen added a single.
The Capitals played to a tie and three losses in weekend tournament action.
On Friday they lost 8-4 to the Winfield Bruins. They then fell 5-1 to the Chilliwack Bruins and 4-3 to the Kamloops Coyotes on Saturday. In the team’s final game, on Sunday, it tied the New Westminster Royals 5-5.
In Kelowna for the Bantam Christmas Classic, the Petes lost in the championship final to the Kelowna Predators.
Kamloops won all three of its round-robin games and was the only team to go undefeated.
The Predators scored in the final minute of the final to take gold.
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The Rangers beat the Honey Badgers 8-6.
Team 8 defeated the North Kamloops Royal Purple Mystixs 6-3 in an exhibition game Sunday.
Jordan Munegatto, Devan deVries, Brooke Cave, Spencer Shyiak, Alexander Viventi and Sam Fawcett all found twine for the Eights, while Kassidy Neil, Amanda Martin and Nicole Thomas answered for the Mystixs.
The Ice Kings reigned over the Coyotes on Sunday, winning 8-5.
Nolan Vigo, Garret Grubisa, Ryan Clark, with two, and Sebastian Ouimet scored the goals for the Coyotes, who went with Halie Birch in goal.
Devon Tournour had a hat trick for the Ice Kings and Summitt Krause-Love picked up a pair. Jacob Patton, Liam Rose and Micheal Hutchison added singles and Jonathon Rinaldi had a pair of helpers in support of winning goaltender Michael Love.