Jets post .500 record at Remembrance Day tourney
The atom development 7 Point Millwork Kamloops Jets posted a 2-2 record the Remembrance Day Classic tournament on the weekend.
Kamloops opened the tourney with a 6-3 win over the Vernon WolfPack.
Alek Erichuk, Jayden Grant, Jacob Proulx (2), Carter Adams and Adam Harrison recorded goals for the Jets, who went with Taylor Kaban in net.
Harrison, Proulx and Jesse Kotani added assists.
In their second game, on Saturday, Nov. 12, Kamloops was blanked 4-0 by Williams Lake.
Elijah Joly took the loss in goal.
In Game 3, on Saturday afternoon, Seafair skated to a 6-1 win over the Jets, who went with Joly in goal.
Haden Nordick, from Adams, scored Kamloops’ only goal.
Goaltender Joly picked up a win in Kamloops’ final game of the tourney, a 3-2 victory over Penticton on Sunday, Nov. 13.
Proulx, Harrison and Zane Ferguson notched goals, with Trey Dergousoff pitching in an assist.
Seafair topped Kelowna 6-4 in the final.
The bantam tier 3 North Kamloops Lions skated to a 4-1 victory over Westside at Valleyview Arena on Friday, Nov. 11.
Tony Dennis (2G), Darion Nordick (1G, 2A), Bryce McDonald (1G), McCoy Pearce-Orr (1A), Felix Nachtigal (2A) and Dario Piva recorded points for North Kamloops.
Matt Hicketts and Caelen Holling split time between the pipes for the Lions.
Seafair too much for Spitfires
The Western Roofing Spitfires fought hard, but couldn’t get past Seafair, falling 6-1 in semifinal play at the Kamloops Remembrance Day Classic Atom Development Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Memorial Arena.
Josh Van Unen scored the lone goal for the Spitfires in support of netminder Nathan Nesci.
The Spitfires had advanced to the semifinal with a 2-1 round-robin record.
The tourney got off to a rocky start on Friday, Nov. 11, as Western Roofing fell 7-3 to the Kelowna Raiders. Game MVP Kaden Dempsey, Van Unen and Keaton Dell scored for the Spitfires, while Nesci and Bailey Monteith split goaltending duties.
The Spitfires roared back with two victories on Saturday, Nov. 12, to snare a semifinal berth.
First, Van Unen and Jayden Russell each scored twice as the Spitfires doubled the Penticton Jr. Vees 6-3. Dell and Reed Watson also scored in support of winning netminder Nesci. Van Unen was named game MVP.
Then, Cole Howaniec had two goals and two assists, and Noah Bradley tallied twice in the Spitfires’ 8-3 victory over Mission. Van Unen added a goal and three assists, while Russell, Harjun Serown and Harrison Ewert each added singles. Monteith stood tall in the Spitfires’ net. Watson was the game MVP.
The Spitfires will play host to a pair of home games in OMAHA league play this weekend. Vernon 2 will pay a visit on Saturday, Nov. 19, with game time scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Arena.
On Sunday, Nov. 20, Western Roofing will play Kelowna 2 at 12:15 p.m. at Brock Arena.
Jets fly past Rebels
The Jets flew past the Rebels in peewee recreation play, winning the contest 10-4 on Sunday, Nov. 13.
Scoring for the Jets: Slater Gordon (4), Chase Braten (3), Hunter Braten, Karnveer Mahal and Jake Stanley.
Christopher Penner pitched in two assists for the Jets, who went with Gabriel Bedard and Joshua Harris in net.
Grayden Baker (2), Jake Tabor and Jack Thomson tallied goals for the Rebels, who went with Matthew Giroux between the pipes.
Tabor and Alex von Dehn recorded assists.
Blades cut through the Blue Frost
The Blades downed the Blue Frost 12-3 in peewee recreation action at Interior Savings Centre on Sunday, Nov. 13.
Pierce Huser (6), Jacob Pilon, Tyson Koehl (2), Connor Hall (2) and Dawson Reid notched goals for the Blades.
Adding assists for the Blades were Pilon (2), Michael Begley, Connor Humphrey and Calum Carrigan (2).
Replying with goals for the Blue Frost were Nik Shufletoski, Tristan Ernst and Ethan Smith.
Smith and Tim Lapierre recorded assists for the Blue Frost.
Bantam Blazers host Randy Lindros Memorial
The bantam tier 1 Kamloops Jardine’s Blazers hosted the Randy Lindros Memorial Tournament on the weekend.
Kamloops posted a 2-2 record and bowed out in the quarter-final stage.
The Blazers opened the tournament with a 5-3 win over Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 11.
Robbie Johnson, Addison Bazian, Dexter Robinson (2) and Nick Chyzowski scored for Kamloops, which went with Josh Shank in net.
Robinson (2), Bazian, Kevin Davis (2), Dante Callier and Tylor Seabrooke added assists.
In their second game, the Blazers edged Prince George 5-4.
Davis, Robinson, Chyzowski, Bazian and Alex Winters lit the lamp for Kamloops, which went with Bailey De Palma in net.
Winters, Bazian, Chyzowski (2) and Robinson added assists.
In Game 3, Calgary squeaked past Kamloops 5-4.
Robison (2), Jacob Faraday and Maxwell James potted goals for the Blazers, who went with Shank in goal.
Winters, James and Chyzowski (2) added assists.
In the quarter-final stage, Winnipeg put a licking on Kamloops, winning the tilt 7-1.
Winters, from Davis, scored the Blazers’ lone goal.
De Palma took the loss in net.
Midget Lions earn silver
The midget tier 1 North Kamloops Lions placed second at the Abbotsford Memorial tournament on the weekend.
North Kamloops is hosting a pair of games at Memorial Arena this weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20, at 1:15 p.m.
Fury forge undefeated weekend
The Kamloops Fury had a successful Sunday (Nov. 13), posting a tie and a win in peewee recreation play.
In their first game, the Fury tied the Havoc 5-5 at Interior Savings
Brett Steptoe, Kai Robidoux, Landon Wamboldt and Jayden Davidson (2) scored for the Havoc, who went with Kaleb Virgo in net.
Replying with goals for the Fury were Kyle Bergman, Dylan Dudley, Nolan Dicostanzo and Dimitri Louvros (2).
McKenzie Povoas backstopped the Fury.
In their second game, the Fury earned a 9-8 win over Team 9.
Bergman, Dimitri Louvros (3), Dicostanzo (4) and Skye Connors scored for the Fury, who went with Brendan Worsfold in net.
Jacob Stewart, Arjun Gill, Jordan Devries, John Black (2) and Andrew Warner (3) scored for Team 9, which was backstopped by Josh Humphrey.
Predators have Burgundy seeing red
The Predators topped Team Burgundy 6-4 in peewee recreation play at McArthur Island Sports Centre on Sunday, Nov. 13.
Jensen Brayden (2), Cordell Davidson (2), Lee McKinnon and James Ridge scored for the Predators, who went with Colin Clark between the pipes.
Trevor Banks, Jordan Brown, Cole McLeod and Rebekah Ferguson tallied for Team Burgundy.
James Lamb and Leslie Teagan split time between the pipes for the losing team.
Titans trounced by Vibe
The Trinity Western University Titans will not want to come back to the River City anytime soon.
They lost two South Coast Female Amateur League games — by a combined score of 35-1 — to the Kamloops Vibe.
Rochelle Smith (5G, 10A), Desiree Blair (6G, 6A), Gaylene Smith (7G, 4A), Melinda Smith (5G, 6A), Sarah Kurzac (2G, 8A), Kayla Keeping (2G,5A), Alyssa Reid (3G, 3A), Shelby Easton (3G, 2A), Tyra Jamieson (2G, 3A), Courtney Parker (1G, 2A) and Kelsea McCaffrey (1G, 1A) got in on the scoring parade for Kamloops.
Alissa Hibbert backstopped the Vibe in both games.
The Vibe were scheduled to play the Killarney Knights this weekend, but Killarney is forfeiting.
Kamloops finished the month of October with a 6-1-3 record.
Lions unable to record weekend win
The peewee tier 3 North Kamloops Lions posted a loss and a tie on the weekend.
Clearwater beat North Kamloops 7-2 on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Breckin Erichuk and Justin MacInnes scored for the Lions, who went with Ethan Langenegger and Nolan Mongey between the pipes.
Erichuk and Evan Vinterlik added assists for North Kamloops.
The Lions skated to a 2-2 tie with Vernon on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Valleyview Arena.
Garrett Kellington scored North Kamloops' first goal and Erichuk scored with nine seconds to play to tie the game at 2.
Langenegger was strong in goal for the Lions.
Mystics post one win on weekend
The peewee tier 1 Kamloops Royal Purple Mystics played in the Kamloops Remembrance Day Atom Developmental Tournament on the weekend.
Kamloops opened the tourney with a 4-3 loss to Kelowna on Friday, Nov. 11.
Katelynn Merritt, Makenna Fitzgerald and Anna Morrish for the Mystics, who went with Sydney Carter between the pipes.
On Saturday, Nov. 12, Salmon Arm doubled Kamloops 2-1, with Morrish scoring the Mystic's lone marker.
Ashlynn Neurauter was in net for Kamloops.
Later on Saturday, Langley beat the Mystics 7-3.
Merritt, with two, and Kathrine Walkley scored for Kamloops, which was backstopped by Carter.
The Mystics, in their final game of the tourney, topped Quesnel 5-2, with Fitzgerald notching a hat-trick.
Morrish and Ts'setkwu Dunstan added singles in support of goaltender Neurauter.
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