Minor Hockey Roundup: Haines' eight points lead Warriors to victory


The Player's Bench Raiders went 3-2 and lost in a semifinal at their home tournament on the weekend.
Kamloops opened with a 3-1 victory over Salmon Arm. Tyson Gayfer, with two, and Hunter Klassen scored in support of goaltender Jarrett Larsen.

Gayfer had two more goals but the Raiders were edged 3-2 by the Vancouver Thunderbirds. Ethan Langenegger took the loss in goal.

Gayfer had three goals and two assists, Breckin Erichuk had two of each and Alek Erichuk scored twice as the Raiders pounded the Williams Lake Mustangs, 8-3. MVP Cole Howaniec also scored in support of Larsen, Elias Wallace had four helpers, and Eric Marasco had three assists. Justin MacInnes also chipped in a pair of assists.

Breckin Erichuk had four assists as the Raiders came back from a 4-2 third-period deficit to defeat Campbell River, 5-4.

MacInnes, Wallace, Alek Erichuk, Howaniec and Klassen scored the goals in support of Langenegger, and Evan Vinterlik was MVP.

The Raiders' tournament ended with a 6-3 semifinal loss to Kelowna. Klassen, Breckin Erichuk and Howaniec had the goals, Wallace had two assists in the Larsen was in goal for the loss.

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Max Patterson had four assists to lead the Player's Bench Predators to a 6-2 victory over Kelowna's Pursuit of Excellence in Armstrong on Saturday.

Stefan Nesci scored twice in the victory, and Bryce McDonald, Rylan Van Unen, Brysen Watson and Brendan Mongey also scored goals. McDonald also had two assists, and Matthew Hicketts was the winning goaltender.

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Brady Milburn scored four goals and assisted on two others as the Flyers skated past the Crushers, 7-1.

John Nicks backstopped the victory, while Nicolas Leggett contributed a goal and two assists. Jack Kennedy and

Owen Aura had the other Flyers goals.

Colton Yawney had the goal for the Crushers.


Ryan Larsen and Nate Van Unen each scored three goals as the Timbits Rockets defeated the Timbits Coyotes, 12-3.

Ryan Watson and Max Smith each added two goals for the Rockets, and Tyler Dhaliwal and Jarrett Dumais had one goal apiece in support of goaltender Kolby Hay. Dhaliwal earned the coaches' game puck for his efforts.

Larsen also picked up two assists en route to earning the team's hardest-working-player hardhat.

Tyler Trudeau, Mathew Ward and Manny Recchi scored for the Coyotes, who had Adam Haines in goal.

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The Scotiabank Bandits were edged 4-3 by the host Merritt Centennials in OMAHA league play on Sunday.

Brendan Hunchak, Keagan Fletcher and Tyson Galloway scored for the Bandits, who went with Zach Kohorst in net. Branden Toye earned the team's hardest-working-player hardhat.

The Bandits wrap up the first half of the season Saturday when they take on local rivals 7 Point Millworks. Game time at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre is 1:45 p.m.


The 7 Point Millworks Ice Hawks spent the weekend at a tournament in Salmon Arm.

They opened with a 4-2 victory over the Kelowna Legends. Ashton Taylor, Brett MacDonald, Luke Bateman and Harjun Serown, the game MVP, had the goals. Kimberley Davidson was in goal.

The Ice Hawks then got past the Penticton Vees, 4-3. Jarrod Semchuk, with two, Taylor and Evan Clark scored for the winners. Taylor was the game MVP. Jared Sucro was in goal.

In their third game, the Ice Hawks played to a 2-2 draw with the Vernon Wolfpack. Serown scored both goals for the Ice Hawks, who had Davidson, the game MVP, in goal.

The Ice Hawks finished fourth in the round-robin so crossed over to play the Coquitlam Chiefs, the first-place team in the other pool, in a playoff game. The Chiefs came out with a 6-4 victory.

Taylor, Semchuk, Jackson Fitzgerald and Luke Bateman scored for the Ice Hawks, who went with Sucro, the game MVP, in goal.


The Western Roofing Nailers beat the host Kelowna Hawks, 6-5, on Sunday.

Brendan Kirschner, with three, Jacob Proulx, Logan Stankoven and Harrison Ewert scored for the winners, who had Austin King goal.

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Kila Pigeon scored three goals and Bryton Neufeld backstopped the Sandman Legends to a 9-8 victory over the Snipers.

Millan Webster and Tyler Fernie each scored twice in the victory, and Colton Woitas and Brendan Ice each scored once for the Legends.

Elessio Louvros scored six times for the Snipers, who got two goals from Brady McCutheon. Matthew Yon was in goal for the loss.


The Warriors beat the Junior Blazers 16-6, with Jacob Haines scoring five goals and earning three assists, and Liam Campbell scoring four times and helping out with two assists.

Corbin Guenther had two goals and two assists, Amanda Martin scored twice and Alex Duneault-Isnardy, R.J. Gerow and Nick Kuhlmann each scored once. Justin Baker had three assists in support of goaltender Joey McKinnon.

Braidon Clark, with three, Brady Pawlachuk, with two, and Luken Murray had goals for the Junior Blazers, who had Bhavin Serown in goal. Murray and Connor Kennedy each had two assists.


Maxwell Hinkson had two goals and two assists and Domenico Comita also scored twice as the Roughnecks beat the Ice Kings 7-3.

Xander Denis, Ben Smith and Maxwell Smith, who also had two assists, had the other Roughnecks' goals. Josh Glover also had two assists, and Sam Fawcett was the winning goaltender.

Matthew Coxon had all three goals for the Ice Kings, who had Hayden Buttazoni in goal.


The Assassins lost 13-1 to the Coquitlam Thunder in the final of a tournament in Merritt on the weekend.

The Kamloops team won its opener, beating the West Kelowna Destroyers, 4-3. Tristan Coetzer, with three goals, and Jakob Bennett scored for the winners.

The Assassins then beat the Logan Lake Jr. Blazers, 6-3, with single goals coming from each of Conlin Grichuk, Coetzer, Ryan Sanderson, Tristin Collins, Skylar Wiltsic and Bennett.

In their third game, the Assassins lost 7-4 to the Chilliwack Wolves. Wiltsic, with two, Ryan Mitchell and Coetzer had the goals, while Adam Surgenor had two assists.


The Oilers scored two weekend victories, beating the Titans 5-3 on Saturday and the Roughnecks 7-5 on Sunday.

On Saturday, Jackson Diehl, Jax Anderson, Eric Thibault, Cohen Freeze and Cameron Ryles scored for the Oilers, who had Tye Kitamura in goal.

The Titans, with Ethan Bottle in goal, got goals from Max Card, Jameson Rende and Nathan Underhill.

On Sunday, Liam Edstrom, Landon Kinney and Anderson each scored twice for the Oilers, who went with Zachary Kramer in goal. Ethan Hardy added a singleton, while Ryles had two assists.

Colby Cooper, with three, Alexander Denis and Maxwell Hinkson replied for the Roughnecks, who had Ben Smith in goal.

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Puneet Parihar scored twice as the Big-O Tire Eagles beat the Majors, 6-1.

Nick Robins, Cory Testawich, Kyle Haggerty and Alex Mori also scored for the Eagles, who split the goaltending between Jesse Stahl and Teagan Leslie.

Nick Dohrotry scored for the Majors.

On Sunday, the Eagles got past Team 1, 7-2.

Justin Howson, with two, Evan Wynne, Matthew Erichuk, Mori and Testawich had the Eagles' goals, while Tristan Ernst drew three assists.

Ty Robinson and Brayden Patterson scored for Team 1.


The Zimmer Auto Group Jets finished third at the 10-team Vernon Winter Classic.

The Jets opened with a 0-0 tie with the Vernon Spartans, a score held up by MVP Emma Gottfriedson's goaltending.

The Jets went on to lose 5-4 to the Vernon Bulldogs. Austin Morphy, with two, Ryan Fielding and Karn Mahal scored for Kamloops, whose goaltender was James Lamb and whose MVP was Connor McCoy.

The Jets came back to beat the Vernon Flyers, 7-3. MVP Slater Gordon, with three, Morphy, with two, Mahal and Fielding scored support of Gottfriedson.

Kamloops played the Spartans in the bronze-medal game, winning 5-3. Morphy scored twice and was MVP, with Gordon, Lee McKinnon and Landon Wamboldt also scoring. Lamb was the winning goaltender.


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The Royal Purple Mystix had a tough weekend, losing 10-1 to Salmon Arm's midgets on Friday and 8-1 to Kelowna's midgets on Sunday.

Kendall Fitzgerald scored for the Mystix on Friday, when Kamloops had Ashlynn Neurauter in goal.
Coralee Mitchell scored in the Sunday loss, for which Sydney Carter was in goal.

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The North Kamloops Lions finished third at a weekend tournament in Kelowna.

The Lions opened with a 5-2 loss to Winfield. Lane Grunerud scored twice in support of goaltender Taylor Kaban.

Kamloops came back to tie Terrace, 5-5. Brendan Mucha, with two, Hunter Dairon, Adam Harrison and Brandon Gremaud scored the goals, and Kaban and Nathan Nesci split the goaltending.

Nesci was in goal as the Lions shut out Trail, 4-0. Gremaud had two assists, and Harrison, Dairon, Grunerud and Haden Nordick scored the goals.

Ben Ward scored twice as Kamloops downed Kelowna 4-2 in the third-place game. Gremaud had two helpers, and Nordick and Dairon also scored in support of Kaban.

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The North Kamloops Lions split a pair of weekend games in Prince George.

The Lions opened with a 2-1 victory. Cole Clifford, in the first period, and Kolten Moore, in the second, scored for Kamloops.

Moore scored twice early in the second game, but Prince George roared back for a 7-2 victory.

Nolan Munden and Riley Woodland split the goaltending.

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The Jardine's Blazers beat Vernon 4-0.

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The Scotiabank Badgers and the MiniBlazers played to a 4-4 tie on Sunday at Memorial Arena.

Devon Tournor scored three times for the Badgers, with Thomas Ratuski getting the other.

Luke Rodrigue, with two, Riley Moore and Kyle Pitts replied for the MiniBlazers.


Garrett Miller scored three goals Sunday, leading the Rampage to a 9-3 victory over the Vikings.

Luigi Comita, Deegan Ludwig-Konrad, Jake Tabor, Tristen Beauchamp, Charlie Kinloch and Ryan Anderson also scored for the Rampage, which had Birth Mierau in goal.

The Vikings, who had Jordan Munegatto in goal, got goals from Cole Standen, Alex Wright and Connor Humphrey.


Josh Olynyk's three goals paced the Raiders to a 9-3 victory over the Steelheads on Sunday at Memorial Arena.
Dakota Hofmann and Tyson Dymtero added two goals each, with singles coming from Jordan Mariona and Cosmo Conradi. Victor Church was in goal.

The Steelheads, who had Summit Krause-Love in goal, got goals from Cordell Davidson, Joel Crawford and Andrew Warner.

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Parker Matheson struck for four goals on Saturday, leading the North Kamloops Lions to a 7-2 victory over Salmon Arm.

Zac Austin, with two, and Chris Dakers also scored for the Lions, who got two assists from Garrett Kellington. Nic Boehm picked up the goaltending victory.

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Tyson Johnston scored three goals and drew four assists and Riley Polacik had three goals and three assists as Dirty Brian and the Boys dumped Team 1, 14-8, at Brock Arena.

Josh Campbell, Darion Nordick and Brian Rockvam each scored twice for the winners, with Campbell adding three assists. Josh Huffman with a goal and four assists and Seven Scheifele also scored. DJ Lapierre and Jake Birkland were in goal.

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