Minor Hockey Roundup: Mystixs, Blazers punch tickets to provincials


The Royal Purple Mystix won the final two games of their best-of-three series with the Vernon Lakers and have advanced to provincials.

They lost the opening game in a shootout, but came back to defeat Vernon 3-1 and 5-3.

In Game 2, Kendall Fitzgerald and Alison Borrows scored goals and MacKenna Fitzgerald scored the winner in support of goaltender Sydney Carter.

Carter was in goal for the Game 3 victory as well. Coralee Mitchell scored three goals for Kamloops, with Borrows and MacKenna Fitzgerald singling. Cheyanne Watkinson had two assists.

The Mystix will head to Vernon for provincials in March.

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Ben Ward's third goal of the game was the overtime winner as the North Kamloops Lions opened a best-of-three OMAHA series with a 3-2 victory in Winfield on Sunday.

Game is scheduled for Saturday in Kamloops.

Nathan Nesci was the winning goaltender.

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The North Kamloops Lions dropped a 3-1 decision to host Kelowna in Game 1 of their OMAHA best-of-three final series.

Game 2 will be played Saturday, 7 p.m., at Memorial Arena.

Jacob Coelho scored the goal for the Lions, and Nolan Munden took the loss in goal.

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The Jardine's Blazers are off to provincials.

The Blazers knocked off the Kelowna Rockets 4-3 on Saturday to win the OMAHA final series. Kamloops hasn't lost since November.

The Blazers' roster includes goaltenders Kendra Woodland and Max Palaga, defencemen John Ludvig, Nathan MacDonald, Lukas Duckworth, Ryan Allen, and Alex Johnson, and forwards Ryan Chyzowski, Ty Kolle, Chad Petrie, Dylan McNeill, Brendan Roche, Keenan Gannon, Seiji Brown, Josh Van Unen, and Connor Milburn.

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Nate Van Unen scored three times to lead the Timbits Rockets past the Timbits Crushers 5-3 in Orange action Saturday at Valleyview Arena.

Jake Poulsen and Kieran Maloney also tallied in support of Kolby Hay, who earned the goaltending victory. Max Smith won the team's hardhat, and Van Unen and Matthew Pryor earned coach's game pucks.

Zakery Anderson, with two, and Jagger DeLa Gorgendiere scored for the Crushers, who went with Keenan Smoch in net.


The Coyotes raced to a 6-5 victory over the Titans in an Orange game.

Mathew Ward had two goals, with Sam Ward, Manny Recchi, Tyler Trudeau and Jaxon Klassen also scoring in the victory. Tyler Rahn had two assists.

Alessandro Comita, Logan Krug and Connor Mark-Hashimoto scored for the Titans, whose other goal scorers were unavailable.


Bradley Boudreau scored with fewer than 30 seconds remaining to help the Desert Dogs forge an 8-8 draw with the Fire Warriors on Saturday.

Reid Zunti, Luke Doll and Ryan Petrie also had goals for the Desert Dogs, who had Spencer Thomas in goal.

Kieran Ramsay, Jaiden Smith, Kyle Woitas, Jaden Huffman, Eli Dean and Ashley Weir were among the scorers for the Fire Warriors, whose goaltender was Cooper Felker.

The Desert Dogs went on to defeat the White Bullets 7-3 on Sunday.

The Desert Dogs' goal-scorers included Boudreau, Doll, Joshua Jerstad, Colton Doyle, Zunti and Keegan Ridley. Tyler Sperling-Mueller was the winning goaltender.

Dylan Cruikshank, Dashiell Nettles and Austin Barrett scored for the White Bullets, and William Hendricks was their goaltender.


The Flyers beat the Golden Eagles 6-4 on Sunday.

Landon McGillis and Liam Grover, with two each, Jeremy McInnis and Rory Mumford scored for the winners.
Ron Fillipore, Ethan McNiclos, Roman Wolyner and Robert Gyger replied for the Eagles.

On Saturday, the Flyers got four goals from Brett Calhoon but it wasn't enough as they dropped an 8-6 decision to the host Vernon Red Dragons. McInnis scored twice.

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The Scotiabank Bandits fell 5-1 to the host Vernon Venom in their final regular-season game of the OMAHA season on Saturday.

Ty Haywood-Farmer scored the lone Bandits goal in support of netminder Bailey Monteith, and Keagan Fletcher earned the team's hardhat as hardest working player.

The Bandits will travel to Penticton for OMAHA playoffs this weekend.


Logan Stankoven had six goals and three assists as the Western Roofing Nailers defeated the Kelowna Hawks, 12-4.

Noah Bradley had two goals and three assists, with Brendan Kirschner also scoring a goal and helping out on three others. Andrew Senger, Carter McLellan and Matthew Mariona had the other goals for the victors.

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Connor Defoe had three goals and two assists as the Warriors defeated the Ice Kings, 10-7.

Amanda Martin also scored twice and Jacob Haines had a goal and three helpers. Liam Campbell added a goal and two assists, with Alex Deneault-Isnardy, Rylan McCaleb and Hunter Haukeness also scoring in support of winning goaltender Joey McKinnon.

Hayden Buttazzoni was in goal for the Ice Kings, who got three goals from Matthew Coxon, two from Mitchell Coxon and singles from Dexter Williams and Evan Humphrey.


Ethan Dicostanzo had six goals and Brady McCutcheon scored twice as the Sandman Snipers defeated the Junior Blazers, 9-6.

Elessio Louvros also scored for the Snipers, who had Matthew Yon in goal, and Reese Jones had two assists.
Braidon Clark, with four, Stran Smith and Luken Murray scored for the Blazers. Brady Pawlachuk took the loss in goal and Bhavin Serown was their MVP.


Ashton Dorey had a solid weekend in goal as the Oilers won a pair of playoff games.

Dorey helped the Oilers knock off the Legends, 12-6. Cameron Ryles, with three, Liam Edstrom and Kaedyn Bert, with two apiece, and Cohen Freeze, Jax Anderson, Dawson Pittman, Tye Kitamura and Jackson Diehl had the goals.

Bryce Bertuzzi scored three times for the Legends, with Chase Badger, Julien Fehr and Aislynn Ernst also scoring in the loss.

Dorey had the shutout as the Oilers quieted the Assassins, 9-0. Bert and Freeze each scored twice, and Edstrom, Diehl, Ryles, Anderson and Zachary Kramer singled.

Spencer Ducharme was in goal for the Assassins.


The mixed atom junior Blazers defeated the female HERricanes 10-4 in an exhibition game Sunday.

Braidon Clark had four of the Blazers' goals, with Stran Smith and Luken Murray each scoring twice. Brady Pawlachuk and Lochlan Scholefield also scored in the victory, which Bhavin Serown backstopped. Pawlachuk also had three assists.

Rebekah Schmutz was in goal for the HERricanes, who got two goals from Carsen Moffett and singles from Natalie Knight and Nola Clarke. Cassidy Stasiuk had two assists in the loss.

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The Zimmer Auto Group Jets split their playoff openers on the weekend.

The Jets lost 6-4 to the Shoppers Drug Mart Rockets on Friday. Slater Gordon, with two, Austin Morphy and Brandon Frenks scored in the loss. Morphy also had two assists and Emma Gottfriedson took the loss in goal.

Damon Theara had three goals, and Nolan Dicostanzo, Pierce Huser and Pacific Thompson also scored for the Rockets. Hayden Smale had four assists in support of winning goaltender Sage Deneault.

The Jets came back to knock off the Scotiabank Majors 5-1 on Saturday. Karn Mahal scored twice, with Frenks, Gordon and Landon Wamboldt providing singles. Morphy had three more assists, and James Lamb was the winning goaltender.

Nicholas Dobrovolny scored for the Majors, who gave Mackenzie Sakaki-Hodder in goal.


The Northern Trailer Oilers got goals from Kyle McIlwain, Dawson Reid and Cody Ouellette in a 3-3 draw with the Big-O Tire Eagles.

Bryan Caillier and Scott Poelzer split the goaltending for the Oilers.

Evan Wynne scored twice for the Eagles, who got a single from Nick Robins. Their goaltending was split between Teagan Leslie and Jesse Stahl.

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Nolan Mongey had two goals and Peter Buff singled as Josh Harris backstopped the Brock Auto Centre Predators to a 3-3 draw with the Rampage.

Deegan Ludwig-Konrad, with two, and Ryan Anderson scored for the Rampage, which got two assists from Jordan Swoboda and goaltending from Birch Mierau.


The Vikings went 1-3 and finished sixth at their home tournament.

The Vikings opened with a 5-2 loss to the Kamloops Raiders. Connor Humphrey and Kyllan Thibault scored for the Vikings, who had Xavier Cannon in goal.

The Vikings fell 5-3 to the Chilliwack Devils in their next game, in which Jordan Munegatto played goal. Cole Standen, Humphrey and Thibault scored the goals.

Humphrey had three goals and Alex Wright scored twice and the Vikings knocked off the Kelowna Leafs 5-2 in their next game. Cannon was the winning goaltender.

The Vikings finished the tournament with a 5-1 loss to Nakusp. Wright had the goal.


The Raiders won the eight-team tournament.

The Raiders opened with a 5-2 victory over the Vikings on Friday. Kai Robidoux, with two, Tyson Dmyterko, Jordon Mariona and Josh Olynyk scored the goals in support of goaltender Nik Shufeltoski, who was the MVP.

On Saturday, the Raiders and the Chilliwack Devils tied 4-4, and the Raiders dropped an 8-1 decision to the Kelowna Leafs.Details from those games weren't available.

On Sunday, the Raiders beat the Ice Dawgs, 4-2, in a semifinal. Austin Chrystall, with two goals, was the MVP, while Dmyterko and Olynyk added singles.

In the final, the Raiders edged the Chilliwack Devils 4-3 in a shootout. Dakota Hoffman, with two, and Kai Robidoux scored in regulation time for the Raiders, with Dakota Hoffman and Olynyk scoring in the shootout. Shufeltoski was in goal.


The Kamloops Titans advanced to the semifinals of a tournament at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on the weekend.

The Titans fell 4-3 to the Chilliwack Devils in the semifinal game, with Atticus Foulds and Elijah Joly splitting goaltending duties.

In round-robin play, the Titans tied the Kamloops Ice Dawgs 2-2 behind goals from Braeden Bartlett and Christopher Penner. Joly was in net.

The Titans defeated the Nakusp Falcons 3-2, with Spencer Shyiak, Sebastian Oiumet and Penner scoring the goals. Foulds and Joly shared the goaltending victory.

Against Prince George, the Titans prevailed 10-1 behind three goals from Ouimet and two each from Penner and Shyiak. Kyle Brayer, Bartlett and Darcy Rowden also scored, while Foulds was in goal.

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