Raiders conquer competition at home tournament
The peewee tier 2 Kamloops Players Bench Raiders hosted and won a 10-team tournament in the River City on the weekend.
Kamloops edged Kelowna 3-2 in the tournament final on the back of goals from Parker Matheson (2) and Wyatt Brook.
Brook, Harrison Rosch, Gabe Graham-Boyde, Christopher Dakers and Conan Poss tallied assists.
In the semifinal matchup, the Raiders doubled Trail 4-2.
Graham-Boyde (2), Bennett Hunter and Brendan Mongey scored goals for Kamloops.
Matheson, Keenan Gannon and Nathan McDonald recorded assists.
In the round-robin, the Raiders beat Surrey, 3-2, Williams Lake, 4-2, Sylvan Lake, 7-1, and Chilliwack, 11-1.
Recording points in the round-robin were Matheson (7G, 3A), Rosch (1G), Poss (3G, 4A), Mongey (4G, 2A), Gannon (2G, 5A), Graham-Boyde (2G, 2A), Hunter (4G, 1A), Brook (2G, 2A), Zac Austin (2G, 3A), Matthew Richardson (4A), Jaxon Reid (2A), Christopher Buchanan (1G) and Colten Gerlib (1A).
Kendra Woodland and Nicolas Boehm were excellent in goal for Kamloops, splitting time between the pipes throughout the tournament.
Peewee Blazers fare well in Prince George
The peewee tier 1 Kamloops Jardine’s Blazers came home from Prince George with three of a possible four points on the weekend.
Kamloops topped Prince George 6-4 in Game 1 before skating to a 3-3 tie with the home team in Game 2.
Brendan Semchuk (4), Ty Rolle, Garrett Ewert, Ryan Chyzowski (2) and Max Patterson scored goals for the Blazers.
Adding assists for Kamloops were Chyzowski, Patterson, Solomon Seibel (4), Brett Olstad (2), Tyler Ward (2) and Reid Gladman.
Gladman was in net for the win and Max Palaga backstopped Kamloops in the tie.
Lions outscore opponents 13-3 in perfect weekend
The bantam tier 3 North Kamloops Lions had a perfect 3-0 weekend.
North Kamloops blanked Kelowna 2-0 and earned two victories over Summerland, 5-3 and 6-0, respectively.
Chet Flanagan (3G), Aidan Demers (2G), McCoy Pearce-Orr (1G, 1A), Dayne de la Roode (2A), Dario Piva (1G, 4A), Kyle Hutton (2G, 3A), Bryce McDonald (1G, 2A), Tony Dennis (1G, 1A), Josh Huffman (1G, 2A). Darion Nordick (1G), Felix Nachtigal (2A), Mac Alberts (1A) and Nathan Demers (1A) recorded points for the Lions on the weekend.
Caelen Holling posted two shutouts in goal for North Kamloops, with Matt Hicketts earning the win in net against Summerland.
Samurai swipe Hawks from perch
The Ice Ninjas doubled the Hawks 4-2 in novice play on Sunday.
Paxon Haggard, Brendan Mcleod, Bryan Fraser, and Nicholas Kuhlman scored for the Ice Ninjas.
Elks stand tall in Williams Lake
The North Kamloops Elks won gold at the Williams Lake Tier 2 Midget Tournament on the weekend.
North Kamloops doubled Terrace 4-2 in the tournament final on the back of goals from Dustin Vasil (3) and Hayden Orton.
Riley Woodland backstopped the Elks to gold.
The Elks topped the hosts from Williams Lake 3-2 in the semifinal.
Vasil scored twice and Eric Heichert added a single.
In the round-robin, North Kamloops tied Terrace, 2-2, topped Winfield, 8-2, and tied Prince George, 4-4.
Vasil, Heichert (2), Orton, Colton Griffith (3), Eric Nachtigal (2), Matt Wojak, Myles Jarvis-Rorison, Monty Chisholm (2) and Jake Latin scored for North Kamloops in the round-robin.
Woodland was in goal for every game except the tie with Terrace. Nolan Munden was in net for that contest.
The peewee tier 1 Kamloops Royal Purple Mystics fought hard, but fell 3-2 to an atom developmental squad from Kelowna on Sunday.
MaKenna Fitzgerald scored both goals for Kamloops, which went with Ashlynn Neurauter and Sydney Carter in net.
The Kamloops Golden Bears lost two peewee recreation games on the weekend.
On Saturday, the Fury topped the Golden Bears 7-3.
Scoring for the Fury were Skye Connors (3G), Connor LaFleur (1G, 1A), Dylan Hurtema-Hanie (1G), Dimitri Louvros (1G), Kyle Bergman (1G), Nolan DiCostanzo (1A) and James Bates (1A).
Kenzie Povoas posted the win in goal.
The Blades edged the Golden Bears 3-2 on Sunday.
Scoring for the Blades were Jacob Pilon (1G, 1A), Pierce Huser (1G), Connor Hall (1G) and Tyson Koehl (1A).
Ethan Herndier posted the win in goal
Racking up points for the Golden Bears on the weekend were Keegan Emsland (1G), Jordan Devries (1G), Ethan Crawford (1A), Evan Harms (1A), Angus McQuillan-Gordon (1G), Blake Baldwin (1G), John Black (1A) and Josh Oldham (1A).
Josh Humphrey was between the pipes for the Golden Bears in both games.
Bullets on target
The Bullets shot to a 9-2 win over the Thunder in atom recreation play on Saturday at Memorial Arena.
Dakota Hofmann (1G), Liam Rose (2G, 2A), Alexander Viventi (1G), Liam Campbell (2G), Devan De Vries (3A), Rylen Trent (2G) and Darcy Rowden (1G) recorded points for the Bullets, who went with Victor Church between the pipes.
Replying with points for the Thunder were Michael Hutchinson (1G), Alex Wright (1G, 1A) and Caleb Costigan (1A).
Sam Fawcett backstopped the Thunder.
The bantam female tier 1 Tk'emlups Mystixs went 0-3 on the weekend.
In their first game, the bantam Mystixs fell 8-2 to the midget female tier 1 Kamloops Maverick Motor Inn Mystixs.
Cora Lee Mitchell and Skwye Gottfriedsen scored for the bantam girls.
Jaclyn Frilund and Chanelle Petrie lit up the scoresheet for the midget girls, with Mylene Van Wermeskerken adding a single.
Cheyanne Watkinson scored the only goal for the bantam Mystixs in a 6-1 loss to Salmon Arm and Kamloops was blanked 6-0 by Kelowna to cap the weekend.
Emma Gottfriedson backstopped the bantam Mystixs all weekend.
Lions roar in Northern Capital
The midget tier 1 North Kamloops Lions earned a tie and a win in Prince George on the weekend.
North Kamloops skated to a 4-4 tie with Prince George on Saturday.
Marshall Sidwell and Jordie Lingel each had two goals in support of goaltender Kyle Michalovsky.
On Sunday, the Lions doubled Prince George 4-2 on the back of goals from Lingel, Bobby Kashuba, Mason Harding and Dylan Jamieson.
Nolan Munden earned the win in goal.
Kougars pounce on Yellow Jackets
The Kougars pounced on the Yellow Jackets on Saturday at Memorial Arena, earning an 8-4 win in atom recreation play.
Scoring for the Kougars were Kyle Sandher, Brandon Gremaud (3), Foster Wynne (2), Becky Ramgren and Hugh Wilson.
Wynne, Gremaud, Caleb Jeffrey, Becky Ramgren and Jackson Diehl added assists for the Kougars, received solid goaltending from Summit Krause.
Jordan Calibaba (2), Zach Bachand and Tyson Pratt scored for the Yellow Jackets, who went with Jordan Munegatto between the pipes.
Carson Desmarais and Colby Cooper tallied assists.
The Kougars are in action next at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at Brock Arena.
Lucky 7 top the Tropics
Lucky seven proved too good for the Tropics on Sunday, winning the bantam recreation matchup 5-1.
Victor Mercuri, Colton McMechan (3) and Blaise Brewer scored for Lucky Seven, which received good goaltending from Mackenzie Sakaki-Hodder.
Mercuri, Ethan Milobar, Nicklaus Britton and Connor McKenzie added assists.
Nick Gamracy replied for the Tropics, with an assist coming from Cael Carter.
Lions hammer Salmon Arm
The peewee tier 3 North Kamloops Lions posted an 11-3 win over Salmon Arm in the River City on Saturday.
Hunter Dairon (3), Eric Marasco (2), Breckin Erichuk (3), Jarrett Daoust, Evan Vinterlik and Hayden Smale scored for North Kamloops, which went with Nolan Mongey between the pipes.
Dairon (2), Smale, Marasco, Erichuk, Daoust (3), Garrett Kellington (4), Justin MacInnes and Luke Recchi (2) added assists for the Lions.
Preds avoid Rebellion
The Predators edged the Rebels 5-4 in peewee recreation play at Interior Savings Centre on Saturday.
Matthew McGillivray, Brayden Jensen, Cordell Davidson, Taylor Russell and Isaac Latta scored for the Predators.
Adding assists for the winning team were Latta, McGillivray, Jensen, Lee McKinnion and Thomas Ratuski.
Colin Clark and Tyson Dmyterko split time between the pipes for the Predators.
Replying with goals for the Rebels were Evan Jumaga, Grayden Baker, Evan Sonnleitner and Jake Tabor.
Adding helpers for the Rebels were Baker (2), Connor McCoy and Riley Toporowski.
Scott Poelzer was between the pipes for the Rebels.
Oilers blaze trail to Seattle
The midget tier 3 Kamloops Oilers posted a 1-2 record in Seattle on the weekend.
In their first game, Kamlooops was blanked 4-0 by the under-18 Seattle Admirals.
Netminder Jake Birkland was under fire, facing 31 shots in the loss.
The Oilers, in their second game, edged the Sno-King Admirals 2-1.
Chad Ketsa and Brad Neufeld scored for Kamloops.
Ketsa and Gio Ramunno recorded assists, while Birkland and Blake Rose split time between the pipes.
The Admirals earned their second win over the Oilers in the last game of the weekend, winning the contest 2-1.
Ketsa scored Kamloops' only goal in support of goaltender Rose.
MORE TO COME . . .