KMHA round-up, Feb. 11 to Feb. 13
• Edmonton squad has a blast
The powerhouse Edmonton Vipers steamrolled through the competition to win gold at the KMHA Atom Blast Hockey Tournament on the weekend.
Two Kamloops teams, the Sandman Killer Beez and the Sandman Thunder, won silver and bronze, respectively.
The Sandman Blue Thunder (not to be confused with the Thunder) lost in a semifinal tilt to the eventual champion Vipers and finished in fourth place.
• Bantam Mystix drop playoff opener
The female bantam tier 1 Kamloops Scotiabank Mystix lost their first playoff game 2-1 to the female bantam tier 1 Kelowna Rockets.
Kiana Karolyi scored the Mystix's only goal, which was assisted on by Sydney Gordon and Cassidy Mellot.
Emma Gottfriedson played well between the pipes in a losing cause.
• Warriors and Blue Thunder skate to a draw
The Timbits Warriors and the Timbits Blue Thunder could not solve anything on Saturday at Valleyview Arena, where the Initiation D teams skated to a 7-7 tie.
Domenico Comita notched four goals for the Thunder, while Dexter Williams, Jackson Diehl and Elessio Louvros added singles.
Scoring for the Warriors: Brendan Kirschner (2), Cameron Ryles (2) and Jacob Haines (3).
Haines' third goal, scored with 24 seconds remaining in the final frame, tied the game at 7.
Nolan Austin was in net for the Thunder; Jakob Spencer backstopped the Warriors.
• Nordiques better the Saints
The Nordiques topped the Mair Jensen Blair Saints 7-3 on Saturday.
Liam Robertson, Michael Lowe, Mack Muir (2), Ty Nielson (2) and Morgan Sakaki-Hodder tallied for the Nordiques
Scoring for the Kamloops Saints was Seven Scheifele, Kyle Ellis and Dylan O'Grady.
• Ice Devils double Black Knights
The Timbits Ice Devils downed the Timbits Black Knights 12-6 in initiation D action on Saturday.
Scoring for the Ice Devils were Jarrod Semchuk (3), Michael Hutchinson (2), Jonathan Rinaldi (2), Keegan Fletcher (2), Liam Edstrom (2) and Nolan Virgo.
Replying for the Knights: Jaden Zunti (4), Aiden Sutter and Ty Haywood-Farmer.
Jackson Russell was in net for the Ice Devils.
• Sharks keep face at local tourney
The Kamloops Sharks posted a 1-1-2 record at the Kamloops Atom Blast Tournament on the weekend.
In their first game, the Sharks tied the Kamloops Ice Sharks 4-4.
Andrew Shen, Matthew Nixon, Josh Olynyk and Logan Studer tallied for the Sharks.
The Abbotsford Bullets then topped the Sharks 9-2.
Rhys Blundell registered both of the Sharks' goals.
In Game 3, the Sharks lost 18-1 to the NW 340 Vipers from Edmonton.
Olynyk scored the Sharks' only goal.
In their last game, the Sharks topped Hope 5-0.
Isaac DeRose (3), Nick Jittler and Mattias Nelson scored for the Sharks.
Nathan Nesci was in net for the win.
• Warriors second best in Williams Lake
The atom development LN Group Warriors won silver at a tournament in Williams Lake on the weekend.
A 16-2 win over a Fort St. John squad top open the tourney saw Luke Recchi and Ryan Chyzowski register hat-tricks for the Warriors.
Jarrett Larsen was in between the pipes for the win.
In its second game, Kamloops ran over the Williams Lake Timberwolves 12-3.
Keenan Gannon lit the lamp five times in support of Warriors netminder Nolan Mongey.
The Warriors continued to roll in the third game, topping the Prince George Leafs 10-1.
Chyzowski scored a hat-trick in the win.
Kamloops topped the Vernon Venom 6-4 in the tournament semifinal.
Gannon potted three goals in the win.
The Dawson Creek Canucks skated to a 5-2 win over Kamloops in the tournament final.
• Brock Auto in tough on the weekend
The Brock Auto Avalanche came away from two peewee recreation playoff games with a tie and a loss.
Brock Auto lost 10-9 to the Canadian Tire Blackhawks on Saturday.
Scoring for the Blackhawks: Karn Mahal (2), Austin Morphy (3), Alex Giguere (2), Edward Shen, Matthew O’Laney and Preston Guerra.
Replying for the Avs: Jake Barron (2), Cleary Ambrose (2), Kenzie Sakaki-Hodder (2) and Alexander Von Dehn (2).
On Sunday, Brock Auto tied 4-4 with the Scotiabank Spartans.
Barron, Cleary Ambrose, Keyron Pavlovich and Alexander Von Dehn registered goals for the Avalanche.
Replying for the Spartans: Landon Wamboldt, Trey Chisholm, Parker Matheson and Mathew Sorenson.
Kenzie Sakaki-Hodder was in net for the Avs; Dalton Johnson was between the pipes for the Spartans.
• Ice Hawks scratch their way past Tigers
The Kamloops Ice Hawks earned a 7-5 win over the Sandman Ice Tigers in atom recreation action on Saturday.
Tallying for the Hawks were Ben Ward (2), Devon Tournour (2), Brandon Gramaud (2) and Carson Desmarais.
Jake Tabor (2), A.J. McInnis (2) and Jayden Russell lit the lamp for the Ice Tigers.
Elijah Joly was the winning goaltender.
• Vernon run over by Maverick Motor Inn
The bantam tier 2 Maverick Motor Inn squad made it look easy against Vernon in the first round of the playoffs, sweeping the best-of-three series in two games.
On Saturday, Kamloops dismantled Vernon 12-2.
Ryan Clifford (3), Joe Falsetta, Cole Clifford (3), Joe Davis (2), Jordan Passmore, Dustin Vasil and David Larouche registered goals for the Maverick.
Bailey DePalma was in net for the win.
Kamloops shut Vernon out 10-0 in Game 2.
Vasil (2), Cole Clifford (2), Ryan Clifford (2), Davis, Myles Jarvis-Rorison, Dexter Robinson and Edouard Larouche.
Josh Shank earned the shutout between the pipes.
• Peewee Mystix win twice on weekend
The peewee AAA Kamloops Mystix topped Clearwater 4-1 on Saturday.
Makenna Fitzgerald bulged the twine twice, while Cora-lee Mitchell and Brianne McCaffrey added singles.
On Sunday, the Mystix took care of Princeton 7-1.
McCraffrey scored a hat-trick, Taylor Finnie scored twice. Mitchell and Cheyanne Watkinson added singles.
• Ice Ducks in command against Vernon, Winfield
The atom development Kamloops Ice Ducks earned two victories on the weekend.
Kamloops topped Vernon 4-1 on Saturday, when Connor Milburn, Ryan Anderson and Ty Kolle (2) scored in support of netminder Kendra Woodland.
On Sunday, the Ice Ducks cruised to a 9-2 win over the Winfield Bruins.
Sam Fuoco, Anderson, Jarret Daoust, Brendan Roche, Kolle (3) and Chad Petrie (2) scored in support of winning netminder Max Palaga.
• Office Systems off to hot playoff start
The Kamloops Office Systems Spitfires won two peewee recreation playoff games on the weekend.
A 3-2 win over the Zimmer Wheaton Gamblers saw Nolan Dicostanzo, Blaise Brewer and Harrison Rosch register goals for the Spitfires in support of winning netminder Kenzie Povoas .
Evan Wynne nabbed both of the Gamblers markers.
The Spitfires knocked off the Anavets Kings 7-5 on Sunday.
Brewer (3), Diocstanzo, Chance Austinson and Brendan Bickert scored for the Spitfires.
Tallying for the Kings were James Ridge (2), Garrett Kellington, Cory Cochran and Jayden Phillips.
Gabe Bedard earned the win between the pipes for the Spitfires.
• Avs hang tough at Atom Blast
The Sandman Inn Avalanche posted a 1-2-1 record at the Kamloops Atom Blast Tournament on the weekend.
A 1-1 draw with the Sandman Aeros saw Keaton Dell score the Avs' only goal.
John Black tallied for the Aeros.
In their second game, the Avs tied 6-6 with the Sandman Inn Blue Thunder.
Dell registered a hat-trick for the Avs, while Luc Ryan, Colton Davoren and Dawson Bradley added singles.
Connor Hall (2), Andrew Lewis, Evan Harms, Arjun Gill and Jordan Devries replied for the Blue Thunder.
The Avs recorded their first win of the tournament in their third game, a 6-2 victory over the Lumby Stars.
Dell and Bradley each scored twice for the Avs; Ryan and Jonah Saemerow notched singles.
The Abbotsford Bullets edged the Avs 4-3 to close out the Kamloops team's tourney.
Dell, Davoren and Isaac Latta scored for the Avs.
Tyson Dmeyterko was in net for the Avalanche all weekend.
• Jardine Blazers advance in playoffs
The peewee tier 1 Kamloops Jardine Blazers skated to two playoff wins on the weekend.
Stefan Nesci (3), Rylan Douglas, Brendan Semchuk (4), Dario Piva and Jared Putnam scored in a 10-4 Blazers' win over Penticton on Saturday.
Spencer Eschyschyn was in the Blazers' net for the win.
On Sunday, Kamloops topped Penticton 5-3.
Piva (2), Jordan Fidanza, McCoy Pearce-Orr and Matthew Facchinelli registered the Blazers' goals in support of winning netminder Matthew Hicketts.
Kamloops will meet Kelowna in the next round of the playoffs.
• Western Roofing climb all over Kelowna
The atom development Western Roofing Devils shut out the Kelowna Sabres 3-0 on Sunday.
Corson Nordick, Haden Nordick and Tyson Gayfer scored for the Kamloops squad.
Ethan Langenegger recorded the shutout for the Devils.
• North Shore Lions drop two playoff tilts
The peewee tier 3 Kamloops North Shore Lions lost two playoff games to Revelstoke on the weekend.
Carter Eschyschyn, Bailey Henry and Matthew Roche scored in a 5-3 loss to Revelstoke on Saturday.
On Sunday, Kordell Primus scored Kamloops' only goal in a 4-1 loss to Revelstoke.
• The AAA Photography Maroons knocked off Sam's Custom Cabinet Warriors 3-2 in playoff midget recreation play on Monday, Feb. 14.
Scoring for the Maroons: Matt McLean, Josh Graham-Boyde and Riley Kirbyson.
Replying for the Warriors was Robert Petterson, who registered both Warriors' goals.
• Dan's Collision Hounds topped the Logan Lake Leafs in a midget recreational playoff game on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Scoring for the Hounds: Dallas Stachoski (3), Jordon Bigham (2), Cy Stuckey (2), Austen Big Sorrel Horse (2), Kevin Hyde, Colin Lester, Ryan Mawhinney, Matt Wells.
Riley Cadwell recorded six assists.
Nathan Mervin and Jake Birkeland split time between the pipes for the Hounds.
Scoring for Logan Lake Leafs were Cody Fox (4), Nathan Dempster (2) and Tyler Cook.