Minor Hockey: Eagles roll to second place


The Player's Bench Raiders lost in a semifinal at their home tournament on McArthur Island.

Kamloops opened with a 4-0 victory over Salmon Arm, with Matthew Hicketts providing shutout goaltending. MVP Tony Dennis, with two, Max Patterson and Stefan Nesci had the goals, and Rylan Van Unen had three assists.

Patterson had a goal and four assists and Ryan Ignace had a goal and four helpers in a 10-5 victory over Prince George. Nesci and MVP Mac Alberts each scored twice, and Dennis, Van Unen, Matthew Facchinelli and Bennett Hunter, who also had two assists, scored the other goals. Reid Gladman was the winning goaltender.

The Raiders went on to lose 3-2 to Okanagan Hockey Academy. Nesci and Van Unen had the goals, Dennis had two assists and Hicketts was in goal. Ethan Kasten was game MVP.

Ignace scored twice and was MVP as Kamloops went on to tie Kelowna's Pursuit of Excellence Academy, 5-5. Nesci, Hunter and Van Unen also scored, Patterson had three assists and Shae Bruyere and Facchinelli each had a pair of helpers.

Gladman and Hicketts split the goaltending.

Kamloops lost 5-1 to Williams Lake in a semifinal. Nesci scored in support of Hicketts.


Nolan Viesner scored four goals and Cooper Macleod came through with three as the Thunder topped the Flyers, 8-3.

Levi Costigan also scored in support of winning goaltender Sam Benastick.

Brady Milburn, with two, and Reggie Newman scored for the Flyers, who had John Hicks in goal.


The Timbits Crushers edged the Timbits Rockets 8-7 in Novice Orange action Saturday at Valleyview Arena.

Zakery Anderson scored three times to lead the Crushers. Grady Egeland added two goals and Jagger DelaGorgendiere, Jake Bradley and Rhys Gustafson each tallied once.

Max Smith had two goals and two assists to boost the Rockets. Tyler Dhaliwal, Ryan Larsen, Rylan Newport, Jake Poulsen and Nate Van Unen each had one goal, and Ryan Watson picked up two assists for the Rockets, who went with Kolby Hay in net. Dhaliwal won the hardest-working-player hardhat, and Van Unen earned the coach's game puck.


Brett Calhoom scored two goals to lead the Flyers to a 6-3 victory over the She-Nucks on Sunday.

Reid Lougheed, Landan McGillis, Frankie Padar, with his first goal of the season, and Justin DeMaere also scored for the Flyers, who had Reegan Bruno in goal.

Elayne Einfeld, Linsay Mierer and Mya Mackreplied for the She-Nucks, who went with Haley Critch in goal.


Brett Olstad had three goals and three assists and Bailey Henry scored three goals and assisted on two others as the Beauts defeated the Shoppers Drug Mart Rockets, 10-8.

Nolan Dicostanzo had a goal and two assists for the Rockets and Pierce Huser also scored.

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Austin Mark-Hashimoto had four goals as the Thunder brought down the Jets, 7-4.

Ryland Nakashima, with two, and Josh Ippolito had the other goals for the Thunder, which had Dylan Czajkowski in goal. Hunter Braten had two assists.

Slater Gordon had a goal and two assists to lead the Jets, and Austin Morphy, Karn Mahal and Tyson Koehl also had goals in support of goaltender James Lamb.


The Big-O Tire Eagles wound up second at a tournament in Williams Lake over the weekend.

They opened with a 5-4 victory over the Williams Lake Orange. Evan Wynne, Justin Howson, Nick Robins, Cory Testawich and Zach Rachynski scored for the Eagles, with Testawich getting the Heart-and-Hustle Award.

In their second game, the Eagles got past the Williams Lake Blues Brothers, 3-1. Wynne, Rachynski and Alex Mori had the goals, with Kyle Haggerty earning the Heart-and-Hustle Award.

The Eagles then took out Quesnel Amboy Logging, 5-3, as Wynne scored twice and singles came from Nick Robins, Testawich and Rachynski, who got the Heart-and-Hustle Award.

That put the Eagles into the final, where they lost 6-3 to the Williams Lake Red Wings. Wynne, Haggerty and Puneet Parihar scored, with Cael Carter getting the Heart-and-Hustle Award.


The Warriors split a pair of weekend games.

They opened with a 3-1 victory over the Thunder. Connor Defoe scored twice and R.J. Gerow also scored in support of goaltender Joey McKinnon.

Michael Nolander scored for the Thunder, which had Nolan Austin in goal.

The Warriors went on to lose 10-9 to the Assassins, who got five goals from Tristan Coetzer and two each from Conlin Erichuk and Zachary Gilbert. Tristan Collins also scored, and Coetzer, Gilbert and Ryan Mitchell each had two assists for the Assassins, who started Spencer Ducharme in goal.

McKinnon was in goal for the Warriors, who got two goals and three assists from Jacob Haines. Corbin Guenther and Liam Campbell also scored two goals for the Warriors, with Amanda Martin, Spencer Forsythe and Defoe singling. Martin had three helpers, and Gerow helped out with two.


The Ice Kings lost in the B final at a tournament in Sicamous.

The Ice Kings opened with a 7-4 loss to the Kelowna Gators Hayden Buttazoni was in goal, and Dexter Williams was MVP after scoring twice. Matthew Coxon and Ethan Schanzenbach each scored a goal.

Kamloops went on to beat the Sicamous Predators, 8-3. Williams had four goals, and Evan Humphrey, Ryan Hurst, Coxon and Andrew Gemsa also scored. Schanzenbach was MVP.

The Ice Kings beat the Kamloops Legends, 8-2.

Williams had five goals, Coxon scored twice and Zachary Teale also scored in support of Buttazoni. Austin Burke was MVP.

Tyler Fernie and Michael Degasso scored for the Legends.

The Ice Kings went on to lose 3-2 to the Kamloops Roughnecks in the B final.

Coxon had both Kings goals. Maxwell Hinkson, with two, and Kyle Proulx scored for the Roughnecks.


The Titans lost twice, 8-4 to the Assassins and 13-11 to the Titans.

Nathan Underhill, with two, Ethan Bottle and Jameson Rende scored in the loss to the Assassins. Caleb Campbell was in goal and Rilen Trent won the heart and hustle belt.

Tristan Coetzer, with three, Jakob Bennett, with two, and Tristen Collins, Zach Gilbert and Conlin Erichuk scored for the Assassins, who had Spencer Ducharne in goal.

Rende had four goals and Underhill scored three in the loss to the Titans. Brooke Cave also scored twice, with Campbell and Max Card singling, Isaac Bean in goal and Denise Jackson winning the heart and hustle belt.

Nolan Austin had four goals and two assists for the Titans, Zac Banks and Adam Gordon each had three goals and two assists, and Raymond Shockey scored twice. Jacob Sherlock also scored and Kiel Schriml backstopped the victory.


The Roughnecks went 3-1 in winning the B final at a tournament in Sicamous.

The Roughnecks got three goals from Domenico Comito and two from Kyle Proulx in a 7-1 victory over the Westside Warriors. Player of the game Xander Denis and Keegan Leblanc also scored, with Colby Cooper chipping in three assists and Sterling Van Dehn picking up a pair. Sam Fawcett stopped 18 shots for the victory.

The Roughnecks lost 9-7 to the Kelowna Vipers. Max Hinkson, Devin Smith, Comita and Ben Smith were among the goal-scorers, while Fawcett's 35-save effort earned player-of-the-game honours.

Fawcett slammed the door shut in a 5-0 victory over the Salmon Arm Inferno, and Van Dehn was player of the game. Leblanc, Aidan McPhee, Josh Glover, Comita and Ben Smith had the goals.

The Roughnecks beat the Kamloops Ice Kings 3-2 in the B final. Hinkson, with two, and Proulx scored in support of Fawcett, who stopped 22 shots. Ben Smith had two helpers.


Tristan Coetzer scored five goals and added two assists as Team No. 6 edged Team No. 8, 10-9, on Sunday.

Conlin Erichuk and Zachary Gilbert, each with two, and Tristan Collins also scored for the winners. Gilbert and Ryan Mitchell each added two assists.

Team No. 8 got two goals from each of Jacob Haines, Corbin Guenther and Liam Campbell, and singles from Spencer Forsythe, Conor Defoe and Amanda Martin. Martin had three assists and Haines had a pair.


The Jardine's Blazers won their last two league games.

Kamloops beat Kelowna 7-2 on Saturday and 7-3 on Sunday to finish 14-1 and first overall.


Tyson Johnston scored three times and Riley Polacik had a goal and three helpers as Dirty Brian and the Boys beat the Gringos, 6-3.

Dylan O'Grady and Brenden Ruttan also scored in support of Jake Birkland and D.J. Lapierre, who split the goaltending.

Eli Peris, with two, and Chad Ketsa scored for the Gringos, who had Blake Rose and Kolby Pauwels in goal.


The Brock Auto Centre Predators got two goals from Jacob Stewart and one each from Sage Pavlovich, Callum Gorman and Rhys Blundell in a 5-2 victory over the Vikings.

Jamie Daniels and Connor Humphrey scored for the Vikings. Josh Harrison, for the Preds, and Xavier Cannon, for the Vikes, were the goaltenders.


Jarret Daoust scored three times as the Southgate Radiators Ice Dawgs beat Logan Lake 3-1 in the third-place game at a tournament in Lillooet on the weekend.

Daoust was named the game MVP.

The Ice Dawgs had opened the tournament by playing to a 4-4 tie with the Titans. Braden Crowe, with two, Connor Hall and Daoust had the goals, with goaltender Austin Martin, who played the entire tournament, the game MVP.

The Ice Dawgs then dropped a 5-3 decision to the Lillooet Pistons. Jake Thomas, Hall and Will Alberts, the game MVP, had the goals.

In their third game, Hall scored three times in a 9-2 victory over the Lillooet Pistons Girls. Crowe and Daoust, each with two, Alberts and Anthony Corea also scored. Becky Ramgren was the game MVP.

Hall then scored twice in a 5-2 victory over 100 Mile House. Devan Devries, Daoust and Crowe also scored. Georgia McLellan was the game MVP.


The Rampage and the Steelheads played to a 4-4 tie at Interior Savings Centre on Sunday.

Luigi Comita, with two, CJ Ferguson and Deegan Ludwig-Konrad scored for the Rampage, which got two assists from Ryan Anderson and had Birch Mierau in goal.

The Steelheads, who had Summit Love-Krause in goal, got goals from Ethan Smith, Ethan Crawford, Joshua Jensen and Taylor Russell.


The Honeybadgers got past the Raiders 8-3 at Interior Savings Centre on Sunday.

Lauren Walkley, with two, Grace Miller, Jack Thomson, Madison Ouellette, Blake Ablitt, Riley Toporowski and Carson Desmarais scored for the winners, who had Nathan Sandulescu in goal. Thomas Ratuski had two assists.

The Raiders, with Nik Shufletoski in goal, got goals from Hudson Irvine and Ben Pearse.


The Titans went 3-1-1 and finished second to the host team at a tournament in Lillooet on the weekend.

Kyle Brayer's two goals helped the Titans open with a 4-4 tie with the Ice Dawgs. Christopher Penner and Spencer Shyiak also scored in support of goaltender Atticus Foulds. Jayden Williams was the game MVP.

The Titans then got three goals from Shyiak, the game MVP, and two fromPenner in a 6-1 victory over Logan Lake. Brayer also scored, while Foulds again was in goal.

Foulds followed that up by shutting out 100 Mile House, 4-0. Penner, with two, Joseph Benastick and Rose had the goals. Foulds was the game MVP.

The Titans completed the tournament with a 12-2 victory over a Lillooet girls team. Penner and Shyiak each scored three times, with Brayer getting two. Singles came from Rose, Williams, Foster Wynne and Sebastian Ouimet. Penner and Brayer each had two assists. Alexander Viventi was in goal, with Rose the game MVP.


The Raiders dropped two games on the road.

Kamloops fell behind 3-0 and lost 3-1 to Penticton on Saturday. Justin MacInnes scored and Ethan Langenegger and Jarrett Larsen split the goaltending.

The Raiders went on to lose, 8-4. MacInnes had a goal and two helpers, and Breckin Erichuk, Elias Wallace and Lane Grunerud also scored. Langenegger was in goal for the loss.


The HERRicanes split a pair of games with Williams Lake's Da Bomb.

Rebekah Schmutz backstopped Kamloops to a 5-1 victory. Natalie Knight, with two, Cassidy Stasiuk, Nola Clarke and Nicole Thomas had the goals.

Williams Lake came back to win, 9-5. Thomas had two goals in a losing effort, and Stasiuk, Knight and Carsen Moffett also scored.


The Scotiabank Bandits picked up a pair of exhibition road victories Saturday, downing the host Williams Lake Timberwolves 7-3 and 8-1.

Aidan Sutter scored twice to lead the Bandits in the opening game. Reed Watson, Justin Vinterlik, Branden Toye, Cole Senum and Tyson Galloway also tallied in support of winning goaltender Zach Kohorst.

The Bandits spread the scoring around in the second victory, with Galloway, Vinterlik, Sutter, Watson, Trey Dergousoff, Reagan Milburn, Brendan Hunchak and Connor Jensen all finding the twine. Bailey Monteith picked up the netminding victory.

The Bandits are off to Kelowna for a tournament this weekend.


The Nailers split their weekend games, beating the visiting Winfield Bruins 8-7 and losing 7-2 to the visiting Vernon Wolfpack.

Logan Stankoven had two goals and two assists against Winfield, as Noah Bradley came through with a goal and two assists and Andrew Senger added two helpers. Austin Krug was the winning goaltender, and Harrison Ewert, Carter McLellan, Brendan Kirschner, Matthew Mariona and Jacob Proulx also had goals.

Stankoven had both of his side's goals against Vernon, with Ewert assisting on both. Adam Niles took the loss in goal.


The 7 Point Millworks Ice Hawks dropped a pair of weekend games.

On Saturday, Harjun Serown and Evan Clark scored the goals in a 6-2 loss to Kelowna. Jared Sucro was in goal, while Jarrod Semchuk had two assists.

On Sunday, Vernon erased a 3-1 deficit and beat the Ice Hawks, 5-3. Semchuk, Ashton Taylor and Serown scored for the Ice Hawks, who had Kimberley Davidson in goal.


Corson Nordick set up two goals to help the North Kamloops Lions to a 4-1 victory over host Merritt on Sunday.

Brendan Mucha, Brandon Gremaud, Ben Ward and Adam Harrison also scored for the Lions, who had Nathan Nesci in goal.


The Boltz finished third at a tournament in Williams Lake.

They opened with a 6-2 victory over the North Okanagan Knights, with Jack Baron scoring five times and Brayden Patterson adding the other.

The Boltz then lost 5-2 to Williams Lake, before scoring an 8-2 victory over a team whose name wasn't available. Baron, Patterson and Riley White each had two goals while Mathew Sorenson added another. The name of the other scorer wasn't available.

In the third-place game, the Boltz beat an unidentified team, 2-0, on goals by Ty Robinson and Patterson. Taylor Booth and Ethan Herndier shared the shutout.


The Jardine's Blazers took a pair of weekend games from Prince George, winning 4-3 and 7-0.

On Saturday, the Blazers got two goals from Tre Dupilka-Sales and singles from Tyler Ward and BrendanSemchuk. Spencer Eschyschyn earned the goaltending victory.

On Sunday, Aidan Bar-Lev-Wise, with two, Dario Piva, Michael Fidanza, Alexander Buchanan, Cody Allen and Brendan Semchuk scored for the Blazers, with Daniel Toews earning the shutout. Tyler Baker and Ward each had two assists.


The Kamloops Thunder dropped a 4-3 decision to host Chase on Saturday.

Ellie Gartrell, Shyla Fletcher, Tahina Denault and Tenisha Denault scored for Chase, with the Thunder getting all three of its goals from Emma Knight.

Tenisha Denault scored into an empty net, giving Chase a 4-2 lead, after which Knight completed her hat trick.

On Sunday, the Thunder scored a 5-1 victory over Thompson-Cariboo at Ashcroft.

Knight, with two, Charlotte Hutchison, Gabby Paulsen-Chamberlain and Abby Gilbert scored for the Thunder. Monica Paules counted for Thompson-Cariboo.


The North Kamloops Lions split a pair of weekend games, losing 5-1 to Revelstoke and beating Vernon, 4-1.

Zac Austin scored the Lions' lone goal against Revelstoke as they lost their first league game this season.

Against Vernon, Harrison Rosch, Garrett Kellington, Conan Poss and McCoy Pearce had the Lions' goals. Nic Boehm was in goal.

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