MIDGET TIER 1
Nolan Munden had the shutout as the North Kamloops Lions opened a best-of-three playoff series with a 2-0 victory over Vernon.
Cole Clifford and Jacob Coelho had the goals.
Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday in Vernon.
Add two more victories to the Western Roofing Nailers' winning streak.
The Nailers defeated the Winfield Bruins 9-4 and the Kelowna Kings, 6-3.
Logan Stankoven had six goals against Winfield, with Harrison Ewert scoring one goal and assisting on five others. Nolan Virgo and Matthew Mariona also scored in the victory, Jacob Proulx had four assists and Adam Niles and Austin Krug split the goaltending.
Brendan Kirschner had two goals and Carter McLellan had a goal and two helpers against Kelowna. Stankoven, Virgo and Proulx also scored in support of Krug and Niles.
The Kamloops Scotiabank Bandits had a perfect weekend at a Williams Lake Timberwolves tournament.
Ty Haywood-Farmer scored the game-winning goal as the Bandits opened with a 4-3 victory over the Prince George AtoMc Bombs on Friday. Reed Watson, Trey Dergousoff and Reagan Milburn also tallied in support of winning goaltender Bailey Monteith.
Kamloops then dumped the Prince George AtoMc Slashers6-1 on Friday night. Haywood-Farmer scored twice more, and Ethan Kaban added a goal and three assists. Milburn, Michael Hutchison and Aidan Sutter also scored, and Tyson Galloway picked up three helpers. Zach Kohorst stood tall in net, coming within a hair of recording a shutout.
The Bandits continued to roll with a 5-1 victory over the host Timberwolves on Saturday, with Milburn, Galloway, Dergousoff, Branden Toye and Justin Vinterlik providing the offence. Sutter set up two goals and Kohorst again was winning goalie.
The three victories landed Kamloops in a three-way tie for first place in the 10-team modified round-robin. After tiebreakers, the Bandits headed to Sunday's bronze-medal game, and finished their perfect weekend with an 8-2 drubbing of the Quesnel Thunder. Sutter had a hat trick to lead the way, with Brendan Hunchak tallying twice and Galloway, Milburn and Toye each scoring once. Monteith picked up the goaltending victory.
Game MVPs for the weekend were Haywood-Farmer, Galloway, Kohorst and Sutter. Hardhat winners were Luke Petrie, Kohorst, Milburn and Watson.
The Bandits play host to a pair of OMAHA league games this weekend, with Kelowna 1 paying a visit to Valleyview Arena on Saturday, 4:15 p.m., and Salmon Arm coming to McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Sunday, 3 p.m.
PEEWEE TIER 2
The Raiders dropped the first two games of their best-of-three playoff series with the Westside Warriors and had their season end.
The Warriors won the opener, 4-1. Eric Marasco scored Kamloops' goal, with Ethan Langenegger stopping 32 shots.
Westside won the second game, 5-0, despite Jarrett Larsen's 37 saves.
BANTAM TIER 2
A third game is needed in the Player's Bench Predators' best-of-three series with Penticton after the teams split on the weekend.
Host Penticton won the opener 4-3 in overtime, before Kamloops bounced back with a 4-1 home victory. Game 3 is Saturday in Penticton.
Michael Van Unen scored twice in the opener, and Rylan Douglas had two assists. Stefan Nesci also scored in the loss.
Matthew Hicketts, who took the loss in goal in Game 1, backstopped the victory in Game 2.
Nesci had himself a game, scoring three times. Tony Dennis rounded out the scoring, and Bryce McDonald had two assists.
PEEWEE TIER 3
South Okanagan won its playoff opener with the North Kamloops Lions, 4-3 in overtime.
Game 2 of this best-of-three series is scheduled for Saturday in Osoyoos.
Ben Ward, Kaden Dempsey and Brendan Mucha scored for Kamloops, which had Nathan Nesci in goal.
Owen Geiger had two goals and Jake Bradley was in goal as the Crushers and the Thunder tied 6-6 on Saturday.
Zakery Anderson, Colton Day, Grady Egland and Jagger De La Gorgendiere also scored for the Crushers.
Cooper MacLeod and Carter Steek each scored three goals for the Thunder, which had Levi Costigan in goal.
Zach Rachynski and Tristan Ernst each had two goals and James Ridge had a goal and two assists as the Big-O Tire Eagles defeated the Surplus Herby's Boltz 6-4 in a playoff game.
Nick Robins also scored in the victory, which was backstopped by goaltenders Teagan Leslie and Jesse Stahl. Justin Howson came through with two helpers.
Jake Barron had a goal and three assists for the Boltz, whose other goals came from Andrew Hall, Ryan Rittinger and Ty Robinson.
The Predators went 1-2-1 at a tournament in Princeton.
They opened with a 3-0 loss to the Surrey Leafs. Josh Harris was the Predators' goaltender.
Harris came out and scored a goal as the Preds defeated Cloverdale, 2-1. Peter Buff also scored in support of winning goaltender Ryan Clark.
Harris was back in goal for a 7-3 loss to the Langley Rebels. Nolan Mongey had two assists, and Jacob Stewart, Sage Pavlovich and Kai Farenholtz scored in the loss.
Farenholtz and Buff scored as the Predators finished with a 2-2 tie with the Princeton Posse. Clark was in goal.
The Titans split their first two games of the playoffs.
The Titans opened with a 5-2 victory over the Vikings, before falling 6-1 to the Thunderbirds.
Christopher Penner, with two, Liam Rose, Sebastian Ouimet and Angus McQuillan-Gordon had the goals in the opener. Atticus Foulds was the winning goaltender.
Connor Humphrey and Cole Standon scored for the Vikings, and Xavier Cannon took the loss in goal.
Spencer Shyiak scored in support of McQuillan-Gordon in the loss to the T-Birds.
Jordan DeVries had four goals and two assists for the Thunderbirds, who had Josh Humphrey in goal, and Grayden Baker and Aidan Kennedy also scored.
Jarrett Daoust scored twice as the Southgate Radiators Ice Dawgs earned a 4-2 victory over Team 1.
Wil Alberts and Austin Stanton also scored in the victory, and Austen Martin was the winning goaltender.
Josh Olynyk had both goals for Team 1, which had Nik Shufletoski in goal.
Keaton Dell had two goals and two assists as the Mini-Blazers defeated the Steelheads, 6-3.
Luke Rodrigue, with three, and A.J. McInnis also scored in the victory. Kieran Outerbridge was the winning goaltender.
Summit Krause-Love was in goal for the Steelheads, who got two goals from Ethan Smith and a single from Taylor Russell.
Jakob Bennett and Tristin Coetzer each scored twice as the mixed Assassins defeated the female atom HERricanes 7-6.
Skylar Wiltsie, Tristin Collins and Conlin Erichuk also scored in the victory, which was backstopped by Spencer Ducharme.
Cassidy Stasiuk had four goals for the HERicanes, with Natalie Knight also scoring twice. Rebekah Schmutz was in goal for the loss.
Jesse Bingham-Hall had three goals and two assists as the Jani King Stars defeated the North Kamloops Elks, 6-5.
Max Mittelsteadt had two assists in support of winning goaltender Cole Loring, and Ty Nielsen, Jordan Moore and Lucas Kemp rounded out the scoring in the victory.
Parker Klassen had three goals in the loss, and Spencer Hamer-Jackson and Clinton Hutchinson also scored. Kyle Ellis had two assists, and Jared Poelzer and Dylan Campbell split the goaltending.
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