BANTAM TIER 3
The North Kamloops Lions finished the regular season with a pair of weekend victories.
The Lions got two goals each from Parker Matheson, Zac Austin and Garrett Kellington in a 9-1 victory over Salmon Arm. Wyatt Brook, Colten Gerlib and Conan Poss also scored in support of winning goaltender Nic Boehm, and Matthew Richardson had three assists.
The Lions defeated Merritt 9-1 in their next game. Brook had two goals and two assists, with Pearce and Matheson each getting a goal and two helpers.
Harrison Rosch, with two, Gabe Graham-Boyde, Poss and Richardson had the other Kamloops goals. Boehm was the winning goaltender.
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BANTAM MIDGET FEMALE
Kala Stone had a big weekend in leading Kamloops to a pair of weekend victories.
Stone had three goals and Alex Harpauer posted the shutout in a 6-0 victory over Merritt. Katy Thorne, Emily Kellington and Monica Maher also scored.
Stone had two more goals and Harpauer again earned the victory as Kamloops topped Merritt 4-1. Thorne and April Woods had the other goals.
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The Western Roofing Nailers hammered the competition at a Kelowna tournament, going 4-0 to take the title.
Kamloops opened with a 4-3 victory over the Coquitlam Chiefs. Adam Niles was the winning goaltender, with Harrison Ewert scoring twice and Logan Stankoven and Matthew Mariona singling.
Stankoven had four goals as the Nailers topped the Kelowna Legends 8-5. Carter McLellan, with two, Jackson Proulx and Ewert also scored in support of winning goaltender Austin Krug, and Nolan Virgo had two assists.
The Nailers scored another 8-5 victory, this one over the Westside Warriors, with Niles and Krug splitting the goaltending. Stankoven and Ewert each scored twice, and Andrew Senger, Brendan Kirschner and Mariona also scored.
Stankoven had four more goals as the Nailers defeated the Kelowna Knights 8-2 in the final game. Ewert, Kirschner, Virgo and Proulx also scored, and Krug and Niles split the goaltending.
Trey Dergousoff scored the lone goal for the Scotiabank Bandits in a 6-1 loss to the Kelowna Legends in a semifinal at the Winter Whiteout tournament in Kelowna on the weekend.
Bailey Monteith was in net for the Bandits. Dergousoff was named game MVP and Branden Toye won the heart-and-hustle award, while Ty Haywood-Farmer was given the team's hardest-working-player hardhat.
The Bandits won their pool to advance to the semifinals. They opened with a 6-4 victory over the Penticton Jr. Vees. Game MVP Brendan Hunchak scored four times to lead the way, with Keagan Fletcher and Cole Senum each tallying once in support of winning goalie Monteith. Senum won the heart-and-hustle medal, and Aidan Sutter was awarded the hardhat.
Hunchak scored again as the Bandits edged the Kelowna Capitals 3-2. Sutter and Ethan Kaban also found the net. Fletcher was game MVP and Tyson Galloway won the heart-and-hustle. Monteith stood tall to win the team hardhat.
The Bandits then ran into the formidable Vernon Wolfpack and fell 9-1. Sutter, who scored the only Kamloops goal, was game MVP, while Connor Jensen won the heart-and-hustle and Reagan Milburn was awarded the hardhat. Zach Kohorst started between the pipes, but retired due to injury partway through and split the loss with Monteith.
The Bandits have a busy weekend ahead, playing host to a visiting Arbutus team on Saturday at 9 a.m., in exhibition play at the Ice Box Arena, before taking on Merritt in OMAHA league action that evening. Game time at Valleyview Arena is 6 p.m. On Sunday, the Bandits travel to Kelowna for a rematch with the Legends.
The 7 Points Millworks Ice Hawks got past the Merritt Junior Cents 5-3.
Luke Bateman, with two, Brett MacDonald, Harjun Serown and Ashton Taylor scored for the winners. Jared Sucro and Kimberley Davidson each took a turn in goal.
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Ryan Larsen scored four times to lead the Timbits Rockets to a 14-5 victory over the Timbits Coyotes in Novice Orange action Saturday at Valleyview Arena.
Anthony Ibbetson added two goals and three assists for the Rockets, and David Browning and Jarrett Dumais had two goals apiece. Matteo Rawlings, Rylan Newport, Kaden Linquist and Ryan Watson each singled, while Max Smith set up four goals in support of goaltender Kolby Hay.
Mathew Ward tallied three times and Levi Toye and Evan Smith each scored a goal for the Coyotes, who went with Benjamin Giddens in net.
The Flyers won a pair of weekend games, downing the White Bullets 7-2 and the Fire Warriors 4-2.
Landon McGillis had two goals against the White Bullets, and Brett Calhoon had a goal and three helpers. Reid Lougheed, Jeremy McInnis, Frankie Padar and Liam Grover also scored in the victory.
William Locan had both of the White Bullets' goals.
The Flyers got two goals from Calhoon and Gabe Wingerak in their victory over the Fire Warriors. McGillis had two helpers.
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Elijah Joly backstopped the Titans to a 7-3 victory over the Southgate Radiators Ice Dawgs.
Liam Rose, with two, Chris Penner, Spencer Shyiak, Nathan Fraser, Braeden Bartlett and Kyle Brayer also scored for the Titans.
Conner Hall, Colton Davoren and Braeden Crowe replied for the Ice Dawgs, who had Austen Martin in goal.
The New Westminster Royals defeated the Kelowna Predators 4-1 to win the Kamloops peewee recreational tournament on the weekend.
The Steelheads went 2-2 at the tournament.
The Steelheads opened with a 6-5 victory over the Rampage. Andrew Warner had three goals, Jack Wilhelm had a goal and two assists and Ethan Smith and Cordell Davidson also scored in support of Summit Krause-Love, the winning goaltender.
Ryan Anderson, with two, Deegan Ludwig-Konrad, C.J. Ferguson and Derek Panter scored for the Rampage, which had Birch Mierau in goal.
The Steelheads went on to lose 5-2 to the Vernon Bannister Flames, with Smith scoring both Kamloops goals, Davidson assisting on both and Krause-Love, who play in goal all weekend, taking the loss.
The Steelheads were edged 4-3 by the Abbotsford Thunder. Davidson, Josh Jensen and Warner scored the goals.
The Steelheads wrapped up the tournament with a 6-1 victory over the Predators. Jensen, with two, Warner, Taylor Russell, Wilhelm and Davidson scored in the victory.
Rhys Blundell scored for the Preds.
The Predators were 1-3 at the local tournament.
They opened with a 5-4 loss to the Mini-Blazers. Nolan Mongey, with two, Jordan Calibaba and Ben Prokopetz scored for the Preds, who had Ryan Clark in goal.
The Predators lost 7-1 to the New Westminster Royals. Kai Farenholtz had the goal and Josh Harris was in goal for the loss.
The Predators went on to defeat the Kelowna Avalanche 4-3, with Clark backstopping the victory.
Mongey, Calibaba, Sage Pavlovich and Farenholtz had the goals.
Rhys Blundell scored and Harris was in goal for a tournament-ending 6-1 loss to the Kamloops Steelheads.
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PEEWEE TIER 2
The Raiders came out on the wrong end of a pair of weekend league games.
Kamloops lost 6-2 to visiting Kelowna on Saturday. Breckin Erichuk assisted on both Raiders goals, which were scored by Justin MacInnes and Elias Wallace. Ethan Langenegger made 30 saves in the Kamloops goal.
The Raiders fell 8-2 to host Westside on Sunday. Cole Howaniec and Erichuk scored the goals, with Tyler Bruins-Slot assisting on both. Jarrett Larsen made 21 saves.
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The Royal Purple Mystix fell 4-1 to Kamloops midgets on Friday.
Allison Borrow scored in support of Mystix goaltender Sydney Carter.
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Ethan Dicostanzo and Brady McCutcheon each had three goals and Elessio Louvros scored twice as the Sandman Snipers topped the Sandman Oilers 10-9.
Ethan Gremaud and Reese Jones also scored in support of winning goaltender Matthew Yon.
Liam Edstrom had three goals for the Oilers, who went with Ashton Dovey in goal. Kaedyn Bert, with two, Landon Kynley, Cameron Ryles, Zachery Kramer and Jackson Diehl also had goals for the Oilers.
The Sandman Roughnecks defeated the female HERricanes 4-3 on Sunday.
Ben Smith backstopped the Roughnecks, who got goals from Colby Cooper, Keegan Leblanc, Xander Denis and Delwyn Neveu. Rebekah Schmutz was in goal for the HERricanes, whose goals came from Nicole Thomas, Cassidy Stasiuk and Natalie Knight.
The Roughnecks went on to defeat the Warriors 10-4.
Maxwell Hinkson and Ben Smith each had three goals for the Roughnecks, who got a pair from Domenico Comita and singles from Denis and Aidan McPhee. Josh Glover, Comita and Neveu each had three assists, Hinkson and Quentin Ouimet had two apiece and Sam Fawcett was the winning goaltender.
Liam Campbell, with three, and Connor Defoe scored goals for the Warriors, who had Joey McKinnon in goal.
Braiden Clark scored five goals - four of them in the third period - as the Blazers dropped the Titans 8-3.
Stran Smith, Luken Murray and Kobe Pavlovich also scored for the Blazers, who had Brady Pawlachuk in goal.
Jameson Rende, with two, and Max Card scored for the Titans.
Tyler Fernie had four goals and Bryce Bertuzzi scored one goal and assisted on three others as the Legends beat the Hurricanes 5-2.
Bryton Neufeld was the winning goaltender.
Josh Rankin and Eric Crawford scored to lead the Hurricanes, who had Colton Day in goal.
Matthew Coxon had four goals and two assists and Mitchell Coxon scored three times as the Ice Kings defeated the Assassins 9-2.
Hayden Buttazoni was the winning goaltender, as Austin Burke and Zachary Teale also scored. Dexter Williams had two assists.
Ryan Sanderson and Tristan Coetzer scored for the Assassins, who had Sam Lewis in goal.
Evan Kissack had four goals and Jacob Patton scored three as the Vipers won for the first time, 10-7 over the Thunder.
Josh Hamling also scored twice and Liam Brechin scored once for the Vipers, who had Sheehan Tobler in goal.
Tristan Hunt, with four goals, led the Thunder, which had Kiel Schriml in goal. Adam Gordon scored twice, and Jared Floodstrom also scored in the loss.
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BANTAM TIER 2
It was a three-point weekend for the Player's Bench Predators, who tied visiting Westside 3-3 on Saturday before beating Salmon Arm 3-0 in Sicamous on Sunday.
Matthew Hicketts was in goal for Kamloops on Saturday, and Rylan Douglas had two assists. Max Patterson, Rylan Van Unen and Stefan Nesci had the goals.
Reid Gladman posted the shutout on Sunday. Michael Van Unen, Nesci and Tony Dennis provided the offence.
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PEEWEE TIER 3
The North Kamloops Lions were unstoppable in earning a pair of weekend victories.
Kaden Dempsey had a goal and three helpers as the Lions defeated Vernon 5-2. Ben Ward, Hunter Dairon, Lane Grunerud and Nathan Thiessen also scored in support of winning goaltender Taylor Kaban.
Nathan Nesci posted the shutout as the Lions rolled past Merritt, 4-0. Thiessen, Brandon Gremaud, Adam Harrison and Corson Nordick had the goals.
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Riley Polacik had three goals and two assists and Tyson Johnston and Josh Campbell each scored twice as Dirty Brian and the Boys beat Team 8, 11-3.
Seven Scheifele had a goal and two assists, and Brenden Ruttan, Dylan O'Grady and Brian Rockvam also scored. D.J. Lapierre and Jake Birkland split the goaltending.
Brendan Shaw-MacLaren, with two, and Libby Gottfriedson scored for Team 8, which had Chris Lentz in goal.
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MIDGET TIER 1
The North Kamloops Lions split their weekend games, losing a Friday exhibition game 4-2 to a visiting California team before taking down Prince George 2-1 in league action Sunday.
Brendan Law and Brodie Moorman scored in support of Riley Woodland on Friday.
Adam Struch and Colten Moore scored against Prince George, and Nolan Munden backstopped the victory. The Lions are to play Pursuit of Excellence next weekend.
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Pacific Thompson had three goals and two assists as the Rockets edged the Zimmer Auto Group Jets 6-5.
Pierce Huser, with two, and Dimitri Louvros had the other goals for the Rockets, who had Colin Clark in goal. Jarred Ehler added two assists.
Slater Gordon had two goals for the Jets, who had Emma Gottfriedson in goal, and Brandon Frenks, Ryan Fielding and Austin Morphy also scored.
The Big-O Tire Eagles lost 3-2 to the Beauts.
Cael Carter and Zach Rachynski scored for the Eagles, who had Teagan Leslie and Jesse Stahl in goal.
The Northern Trailer Oilers tied the Scotiabank Majors 6-6.
Kyle McIlwain had three goals for the Oilers, Carter Eschyschyn had a goal and three helpers, and Brayden Jensen scored twice in support of goalie Scott Poelzer.
Kyle Bergman and Mark Takeuchi each scored twice for the Majors, and Ryan Wightman and Nicholas Dobrovolny also scored. Mackenzie Sakaki-Hodder and Zach Thorniley were the Majors' goaltenders.
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