Minor Hockey Roundup: Canadians champs in Verson; Jardine's Blazers lose in final


The North Kamloops Lions went 2-2-1 at the Richmond International tournament that ran from Boxing Day through Saturday.

The Lions opened with a 4-1 victory over the South Delta Storm. Jacob Coelho had a goal and two assists, with Braiden Jorgensen, Dylan Jamieson and Bobby Kashuba getting the other goals in support of goaltender Kyle Michalovsky.

In their second game, the Lions lost 2-0 to Anchorage. Tyrell Hamer-Jackson was in goal.

The Lions then beat the San Jose Sharks, 6-1. Adam Struch, Kashuba, Tyler Jarvis-Rorison, Jamieson, Tyson Skene and Marshall Sidwell all scored. Michalovsky was in goal.

Spokane then beat the Lions, 3-1. Dustin Vasil was the scorer and Hamer-Jackson was in net.

In their last game, the Lions and California Wave tied, 4-4. Sidwell and Kashuba each scored twice and Michalovsky was in net.

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The Kamloops Warriors spent the weekend at the Vernon Dodge Winter Classic.

They opened with a 6-2 loss to the Kamloops Canadians. Logan Stankoven, with three, Christian Daoust, with two, and Matthiew Coxon scored for the Canadians. Maxwell Smith had both goals for the Warriors, who had game MVP Ashton Dorey in goal.

The Warriors, with Kaleb Preymak in goal, then beat the Vernon Dynamite, 12-1. Jakob Sherwood, with three, Jackson Steed, Ryan Larsen, Joshua Hamling and Joey Stankevich, each with two, and Alexandro Comita had the goals. Ryan Larsen was game MVP.

The Warriors then dumped the Vernon Flyers 12-0 with Stankevich recording the shutout. Hamling, the game MVP, scored three times, as did Sherwood and Comita. Mathew Ward, Dorey and Manny Recchi added one each.

In a semifinal game, the Warriors, with Dorey in goal, beat the Kelowna Devils, 7-6, on an overtime goal by Sherwood, who finished with two goals. Larsen, with three, Steed, the game MVP, Larsen and Brady McCutcheon also scored.

In the final, the Canadians blanked the Warriors, 8-0.

Stankoven, with three, Brendan Hunchak, with two, Samuel Lewis, Elias Newport and Mitchell Coxon had the goals.


The Kamloops Red Army, from the Novice Orange Division, spent part of the Christmas break at a tournament in Salmon Arm.

The Red Army went 4-0 in the round-robin, opening with a 7-2 victory over the Salmon Arm Predators. Matthew Mariona, with two, Devin Benson, Brady Pawlachuk, Mitch Harnett, Nathan Underhill, and Zak Anderson scoerd, while Devin Benson was in goal.

In their second game, the Red Army dumped Revelstoke, 5-2, on goals form Reagan Milburn, Underhill, Jarret Dumais, Mariona and Anderson had singles. Austin Krug was in goal. Brady Milburn was the game MVP.

Next up, Kamloops beat the Salmon Arm Grey Wolves, 8-1. Game MVP Reagan Milburn had three goals, with Brady Milburn and Mariona each scoring twice and Anderson getting a single. Dumais was in goal.

Kamloops then dumped Merritt, which also was 3-0, 5-1 to advance to the final. Reagan Milburn, with two, Mariona, Anderson and Benson had the goals. Krug was in goal and was the game MVP.

In the final, Penticton beat the Red Army 4-3 in overtime. Reagan Milburn, with two, and Mariona scored for Kamloops, which had Krug in goal. Benson was the game MVP.


The Kamloops Canadians won the tournament in Vernon.

As mentioned earlier, they beat the Kamloops Warriors, 6-2, in their first game, with Mitchell Coxon in goal and Christian Daoust the game MVP.

In their second game, the Canadians beat the Vernon Flyers, 14-0. Logan Stankoven, Brendan Hunchak and Elias Newport each scored three times, with Mitchell Coxon, Daoust, Tristan Coetzer, Jason Carroll and Patrick Bennett adding one each. Kolby Hay was in goal. Newport was the game MVP.

The Warriors then beat the Vernon Dynamite, 15-0. Mitchell Coxon and Bennett had three goals apiece, with Stankoven, Newport and Carroll each adding two. Owen Cupello, Daoust and Giuseppe Mazzei also scored. Brendan Hunchak was in goal. The game MVP was Coxon.

In their semifinal game, the Canadians dropped the Vernon Black Widows, 16-1, as Stankoven and Coetzer each scored three times. Newport, Mazzei and Millan Webster added two each, while singles came from Samuel Lewis, Matthiew Coxon, Hunchak and Mitchell Coxon. Hay was in goal. Mazzei was the game MVP.

In the final, the Canadians beat the Warriors, 8-0. Stankoven, the game MVP, had three goals. Hunchak, with two, Lewis, Newport and Mitchell Coxon added one each. Hay was in goal.

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The North Kamloops Lions placed third at the Langley Christmas tournament.

The opened with a 5-0 victory over Alberni Valley, with the goals coming from Breckin Erichuk, with two, Carter Eschyschyn, Luke Recchi and Evan Vinterlik. Nolan Mongey was in goal. Erichuk was the game MVP. Eschyschyn was the hardest worker.

The Lions then dumped Kitsap, 8-3. Garrett Kellington and Hunter Dairon had two goals each, with singles from Vinterlik, Hayden Smale, Recchi and Eschyschyn. Jarrett Daoust and Eschyschyn each had two assists. Kellington was the game MVP, while Justin MacInnes was the hardest worker. Ethan Langenegger was in goal.

In their third game, the Langley Eagles beat the Lions, 4-2. Smale and Erichuk scored for the Lions, who had Mongey in goal. Mongey was the game MVP; Vinterlik was the hardest worker.

In their semifinal game, the Lions dropped a 5-0 decision to the Coquitlam Chiefs. Langenegger was in goal.

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The Jardine's Blazers played in the inaugural Okanagan Hockey Academy tournament in Penticton, going 5-1 and losing in the final to the host OHA side.

The Blazers, with Josh Shank in goal, opened with a 4-2 victory over Lethbridge. Addison Bazian and Dexter Robinson each scored twice, with Bazian and Kevin Davis each getting two assists.

In their second game, the Blazers took out the Vernon Renegades, 5-2. Robinson, with two, Nick Chyzowski, Bazian and Davis had the goals. Chyzowski also drew three assists, while Bailey De Palma was in goal.

The Blazers then dumped Grande Prairie, Alta., 5-2, with Chyzowski scoring three times. Alex Winters and Robinson also scored. Robinson had three assists. Shank was back in goal.

In a quarterfinal game, the Blazers doubled Grande Prairie, 6-3, as Chyzowski and Joe Falsetta each scored twice. Singles came from Winters and Bazian, who also had two assists, as did Robinson. De Palma was in goal.

Bazian then scored three times to lead the Blazers to a 4-3 semifinal victory over Lethbridge. Chyzowski had the other goal, with Robinson drawing three assists. Shank was the goaltender.

In the final, OHA dumped the Blazers, 7-0. De Palma was in goal for the Blazers.

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The 7 Point Millworks Jets were in Kelowna at a New Years tournament.

They opened with an 11-1 victory over Westside No. 3. Alex Erichuk score three goals, while Corson Nordick and Zane Ferguson had two each. Singles came from Aidan Sutter, Ty Haywood Farmer, Jayden Grant and Jacob Proulx. Keagan Fletcher drew four assists, while Grand had three, with Ferguson and Proulx each getting two. Elijah Joly was in goal.

In their second game, the Jets, with Taylor Kaban in goal, got past the Kelowna Hurricanes, 6-1. Carter Adams, with three, Ferguson, with two, and Grant had the goals.

The Jets then took care of Merritt, 8-1, with Joly back in goal. Ferguson scored three times, with Erichuk and Adams each getting two. Fletcher had the singleton.

The Jets then dropped a 4-1 decision to Westside No. 2 in the playoff round. Kaban was in goal, with Proulx scoring the goal.

Best defensive player awards went to Aidan Sutter, Kaban, Erichuk and Adams, with best all-around player awards going to Ferguson, Adams and Harrison, who was picked in each of the last two games.

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