Kamloops Daily News
January 8, 2013 01:00 AM
BANTAM TIER 2
The Player's Bench Predators finished second at a tournament in Langley.
Kamloops opened with a 3-3 draw with Vancouver. Max Patterson, Tony Dennis and Brysen Watson scored for the Predators, who had Reid Gladman in goal, and Stefan Nesci had two assists.
Kamloops lost 6-2 to Langley, with Matthew Facchinelli and Dennis scoring and Dalton Johnston in goal.
Nesci had two more assists and Johnston earned the victory as Kamloops edged Coquitlam, 3-2. Patterson, Dennis and Watson scored the goals.
Kamloops finished the round-robin with a 5-3 loss to Abbotsford. Nesci had a goal and two assists and Bryce McDonald scored twice in support of Gladman.
The Predators again defeated Abbotsford, this time 4-2 and this time in a semifinal. Gladman was the winning goaltender and McDonald, with two, Mac Alberts and Facchinelli scored the goals. Nesci had two more helpers.
Nesci had a goal and two assists and McDonald scored twice in support of Johnston as Kamloops lost 5-3 to Langley in the final.
PEEWEE TIER 2
Ethan Langenegger backstopped the Player's Bench Raiders to a 4-1 victory over Trail on Sunday.
Luke Recchi, Evan Vinterlik, Justin MacInnes and Cole Howaniec scored the goals. Hunter Klassen and Elias Wallace each had two assists.
PEEWEE TIER 3
The North Kamloops Lions lost in the final of their home tournament on McArthur Island.
The Lions opened with a 6-2 victory over Cloverdale. MVP Ben Ward had two goals, and Lane Grunerud had a goal and two assists in support of goaltender Taylor Kaban. Corson Nordick, Brandon Gremaud and Hunter Dairon also scored in the victory.
Nathan Nesci had the shutout as the Lions defeated Penticton 5-0. Gremaud scored three of the goals, Nordick and Kaden Dempsey had the others, Ward had two helpers and Lachlan Tomm was game MVP.
Kaban was solid in a 3-1 victory over Ridge Meadows. MVP Gremaud, Grunerud and Brendan Mucha scored.
MVP Haden Nordick and Gremaud, who also had two assists, each scored twice as the Lions defeated North Delta 8-2 in a semifinal. Mucha, Adam Harrison, Josh Bymoen and Ward had the other Kamloops goals. Nesci was the winning goaltender and Ward had two assists.
The Lions fell 8-5 to Castlegar in the final. Ward, with two, Nathan Thiessen, Gremaud and Mucha had Kamloops' goals. Kaban was the Lions' MVP.