Newport comes up sevens; Schmutz solid for 'Canes

The Daily News Weekly Minor Hockey Report


Braidon Clark and Stran Smith each scored five goals as the Sandman Junior Blazers defeated the Vipers 13-1 in a playoff game Saturday.

Luken Murray, with two, and Bhavin Serown also scored for the Blazers, who had Brady Pawlachuk in goal and whose MVP was Tiegane Petryshen.

Josh Hamlin scored for the Vipers, who had Sheehan Tobler in goal.


Dexter Williams had four goals, Mitchell Coxon scored twice and Austin Burke, Matthew Coxon, Zac Teale and Andrew Gemsa also scored in the Ice Kings' 10-4 victory over the Titans.

Hayden Buttazoni was the winning goaltender.

Isaac Bean, Max Chen, Nathan Underhill and Nicolas Bradley scored for the Titans, who had Caleb Campbell in goal.


Ben Smith scored four goals and Keegan LeBlanc had three as the Roughnecks topped the Snipers, 11-5.

Xander Denis, Domenico Comita, Ben Anderson and Aidan McPhee also scored, and Sam Fawcett backstopped the victory.

Ethan Dicostanzo, with two, Elessio Louvros, Brady McCutheon and Ethan Gremaud had the goals for the Snipers, who had Dax Dery in goal.


It was a seven-point night for Elias Newport as the Hurricanes skated past the Warriors, 10-7.

Newport had five goals and two helpers. Eric Crawford also scored a goal and had four helpers, with Josh Rankin adding three goals, and Derek Faraday also scoring.

Liam Campbell, Corbin Guenther and Jacob Haines each scored twice and Amanda Martin had a goal and two helpers for the Warriors. Rylan McCaleb also had two assists for the Warriors, who went with Joey McKinnon in goal.



Colton Yawney and Zak Anderson each scored three goals as the Crushers knocked off the Titans 9-5 on Saturday.

Kurtis Pearson, Grady Egland and Jagger De La Gorgendiere also scored in the victory, which was backstopped by Brayden Gouin.

Alesanoko Comito, Daniel Ma, Tano Torehia, Jordin Hardy and Kaiden Wiltsie scored for the Titans.


Mathew Ward had four goals and Manny Recchi scored three times as the Coyotes defeated the Thunder, 7-4.

Cooper McLeod, with two, Lian Gayfer and Levi Costigan scored for the Thunder.


The Desert Dogs had a tie and a loss.

Jack Garner and Graem Bradley, with two each, and Spencer, Thomas, Luke Doll and Bradley Bourdeau scored as they tied the Sharks, 8-8.

Cole Hanghofer and Jase Hangofer each scored twice for the Ice Sharks, who got singles from Josh Rodrigue, Anthony Salvati-Taylor, Sam Zulyniak and Wyatt Winkle.

The Desert Dogs went on to lose 5-3 to the Atom Girls. Doll, Reid Zunti and Keegan Ridley scored for the Desert Dogs, while Alexis Bishop and Elayne Einfeld each scored twice and Lindsay Mierau singled for the winners.


Ryan Larsen's four goals led the Rockets to a 10-3 victory over the Flyers on Saturday.

Nate Van Unen scored twice and earned the Rockets' hard hat for his efforts. Matteo Rawlings, Jarrett Dumais, Kieran Maloney and Ryan Watson also tallied in support of goaltender Kolby Hay. Rawlings was given the coaches' game puck.

Brady Milburn, Owen Aura and Reggie Newman replied for the Flyers, who went with Dayton McManus in net.



Despite losing their first two games, the Kamloops HERricanes took third overal in the Tier 2 division at the Surrey SuperHeart tournament.

Kamloops opened with a 1-0 loss to Tri-City, with Rebekah Schmutz doing all she could in goal.

The HERricanes managed to score a goal in its second game - Natalie Knight found twine - but lost 6-1 to Abbotsford.

Kamloops turned things around in the third game, a 10-0 victory over Surrey in which Schmutz picked up the first of back-to-back shutouts. Knight and Nicole Thomas each scored three goals, with Amanda Thomas and Cassidy Stasiuk each scoring twice. Carsen Moffett had four assists and Nola Clarke came through with two helpers.

Clarke and Amanda Thomas each had two goals and two assists as the HERricanes beat Langley 8-0. Stasiuk scored twice, with Katie Brayer and Nicole Thomas also tallying.



A pair of local teams met up Saturday, with the 7 Point Millworks Ice Hawks and the Scotiabank Bandits playing to a 2-2 draw.

Luke Bateman and Jaden Zunti scored the goals for the Ice Hawks, who split the goaltending between Jared Sucro and Kimberley Davidson.

Reed Watson and Trey Dergousoff scored for the Bandits, who trailed 2-0 after the first period. Bailey Monteith was in goal for the Bandits.

The Bandits fell 7-0 to visiting Vernon on Sunday. Zach Kohorst was in goal for the Bandits.


The Nailers came home from a tournament in Chilliwack with all the marbles.

The Nailers opened with an 8-0 victory over the Chilliwack Jr. Bruins on Friday. Harrison Ewert, with three, Logan Stankoven, Brendan Kirschner, Matthew Mariona, Carson Evoy and Nolan Virgo had the goals. Stankoven added three assists.

On Saturday morning, the Nailers blanked Nanaimo, 7-0. Noah Bradley and Stankoven each scored twice, with singles coming from Ewert, Virgo and Mariona. Kirschner was the MVP.

Later in the day, the Nailers dropped the Seattle Red Admirals, 10-0, with Kirschner and Stankoven each scoring three times. Devin Benson, Mason Swanton, Ewert and Virgo also scored, while Ewert had two assists. Benson was the MVP.

On Sunday morning, the Nailers took out Seattle, 7-2. Mariona, Kirschner and Stankoven each scored twice, with Sheldon Gerlib adding a singleton. Bradley was the MVP.

In the final, the Nailers dumped the Bruins, 4-1, to run their winning streak to 11 games. Evoy, Jacob Proulx, Kirschner and Ewert had the goals, with Ewert being named MVP.

Goaltenders Austin Krug and Adam Niles split the weekend duties, each playing half of each game. They split the MVP honours for the tournament opener.



Evan Schmidt scored the overtime winner on Saturday as the Raiders completed a playoff sweep with a 3-2 victory over host Salmon Arm.

The Raiders had won the opener 4-1 in Kamloops on Friday. Justin MacInnes, Evan Vinterlik, Cole Howaniec and Elias Wallace scored the goals, and Ethan Langenegger made 30 saves.

On Saturday, Eric Marasco and Hunter Klassen staked the Raiders to a 2-0 lead, before Salmon Arm charged back to tie it, forcing overtime. Jarrett Larsen made 29 saves in the victory.

The Westside Warriors are up next, in Round 2.



The North Kamloops Lions and Merritt are going to need a third game after splitting the opening games of their best-of-three playoff series.

The Lions won the opener, 4-1. Brandon Gremaud, Adam Harrison, Ben Ward and Brendan Mucha scored goals, and Calum Carrigan had two helpers. Taylor Kaban was the winning goaltender.

Merritt won the second game, 3-2. Lane Grunerud and Ward scored, and Nathan Nesci was in goal for the loss.



Nolan Mongey had three goals as the Brock Auto Centre Predators defeated the Mini Blazers, 7-0.

Ryan Clark had four assists, with Sage Pavlovich, Jacob Stewart, Rhys Blundell and Andrew Lewis scoring goals. Josh Harris posted the shutout.



Zach Rachynski and Alex Mori each scored two goals to lead the the Big-O Tire Eagles to a 6-2 victory over Team 2.

Nick Robins and Puneet Parihar also scored in support of goaltenders Teagan Leslie and Jesse Stahl.


Brayden Jensen scored twice, including the late winner, as the Oilers defeated the Zimmer Auto Group Jets 4-3 on Sunday.

Preston Guerra-Ibbitson and Kyle McIlwain had the other goals for the Oilers, who got winning goaltending from Bryan Caillier.

Austin Morphy, Slater Gordon and Landon Wamboldt had the Jets' goals. James Lamb took the loss in goal.



The Royal Purple Mystix played in the SuperHearts tournament in Surrey on the weekend, losing three games and earning a tie in the other.

Sydney Carter was in goal for the opener, a 3-0 loss to Castlegar.

In their second game, the Mystix, with Ashlynn Neurauter and Carter sharing the goaltending, lost 6-0 to Surrey.

In Game 3, the Mystix lost 6-0 to Victoria, with Neurauter in goal.

In their last game, the Mystix played to a 1-1 tie with Abbotsford. McKenna Fitzgerald scored the goal in support of Carter.



The North Kamloops Lions swept a best-of-three playoff series with Merritt, winning 9-4 and 2-1, on the weekend.

Chris Dakes led the way in the opener, with two goals and three assists. Wyatt Brook, with two, Conan Poss, McCoy Pearce, Kyle Hutton, Gabe Graham-Boyde and Parker Matheson also scored. Garrett Kellington had two assists. Dalton Johnston was in goal.

In the second game, Possand Hutton scored for the Lions, who had Nicolas Boehm in goal.

In the second round, the Lions will meet a team from Kelowna.



Dirty Brian and the Boys went 3-0 in the round-robin portion of a tournament in Kamloops before losing in a semifinal game.

Riley Polacik scored three goals in the opener, a 9-2 victory over Kamloops No. 8. Josh Campbell and Brian Rockvam added two goals each, with singles from Tyson Johnston and Trent Taylor. Seven Schefiele was the game MVP. DJ Lapierre was in goal.

They then tookout Kelowna 8-1, behind two goals from each of Schefiele, Campbell and Polacik. Dylan O'Grady, and Johnston also scored, with the latter adding two assists. Goaltender Jake Birkland was the MVP.

The Kamloops crew then scored a 6-3 victory, with Johnston scored a goal and adding three assists, and Polacik getting two goals and MVP honours. Trent Taylor, Darion Nordick and Schefiele also scored. Schefiele had two assists. Birkland was in goal.

In the semifinal, Kamloops No. 4 dumped Dirty Brian and the Boys, 7-4. Nordick, with two goals, was the game MVP. Campbell and Polacik, who had three assists, also scored. Lapierre and Birkland shared the goaltending.



Daniel Toews earned the shutout as the Jardine's Blazers opened the playoffs with a 3-0 victory over host Kelowna on Saturday.

Tyler Ward, Robbie Johnson and Michael Fidanza scored the goals.

Game 2 of the series will be played Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.



Nolon Mongey scored three goals to lead the Predators to a 7-0 victory over the Mini-Blazers on Sunday.

Sage Palovich, Jacob Stewart and Rhys Blundell also scored. The name of one scorer wasn't available.

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