Canadians top Warriors in battle of Tournament Capital
The novice Kamloops Canadians won a tournament in Vernon, which wrapped up on Dec. 30.
It was an all-Kamloops final, with the Canadians facing the Kamloops Warriors in the championship tilt.
The Canadians ran away with gold, blanking the Warriors 8-0 in a shutout performance from goaltender Kolby Hay.
Game MVPs in the final: Logan Stankoven for the Canadians and Kaleb Preymak for the Warriors.
The Canadians cruised through the round-robin, beating the Warriors, 6-2, Vernon Flyers, 14-0, Vernon Dynamite, 15-0, and Vernon Black Widows, 16-1.
Game MVPs for the Canadians in the round-robin include Christian Daoust, Elias Newport, Mitchell Coxon and Giuseppe Mazzei.
The Warriors’ only loss of the round-robin was to the Canadians, as the silver-medal winning squad earned wins over the Dynamite, the Flyers and the Kelowna Devils.
Ryan Larsen, Ashton Dorey, Joshua Hamling and Jackson Steed earned Game MVP honours in the round-robin.
Red Army brings home silver medals
Reagan Milburn’s goal late in the third period pushed the Kamloops Red Army’s championship matchup with Penticton at a Salmon Arm tournament into overtime, but the River City team could not score again.
Penticton scored the OT winner to win the tourney, which wrapped up on Dec. 28.
The Red Army posted a 4-0 round-robin record on the back of Game MVP performances from Matthew Mariona, Brady Milburn, Reagan Milburn and Austin Krug.
Devin Benson was the Red Army’s Game MVP in the final.
Midget Lions attend international tourney
The midget tier 1 North Kamloops Lions posted a 2-2-1 record at the Richmond International Tournament, which wrapped up on Dec. 31.
North Kamloops' wins came against South Delta, 4-1, and San Jose, 6-1, while their losses came at the hands of Anchorage, 2-0, and Spokane, 3-1.
The Lions tied 4-4 with California.
Scoring at the tournament for North Kamloops were Dustin Vasil, Jacob Coelho, Braiden Jorgensen, Dylan Jamieson (2), Adam Struch, Tyler Jarvis-Rorison, Tyson Skene Marshall Sidwell (3) and Bobby Kashuba (4).
In net for the Lions, Kyle Michalovsky posted two wins and a tie, while Tyrell Hamer-Jackson recorded two losses.
Peewee Lions earn bronze
The peewee North Kamloops Lions placed third at a tournament in Langley over the Christmas holiday.
North Kamloops lost 5-0 to Coquitlam in a semi-final tilt, despite a strong performance from goaltender Ethan Langenegger.
The Lions posted a 2-1 record in the round-robin, beating Alberni Valley, 5-0, and Kitsap, 8-3, before losing 4-2 to the Langley Eagles.
Breckin Erichuk (3), Carter Eschyschyn (2), Luke Recchi (2), Evan Vinterlik (2), Garrett Kellington (2), Hunter Dairon (2) and Hayden Smale (2) lit the lamp for the Lions.
Adding assists for North Kamloops were Smale, Eschyschyn (3), Dairon, Vinterlik, Justin MacInnes, Ryan Allen, Jarrett Daoust (2) and Tyler Bruins-Slot.
Bantam Blazers skate to silver
The bantam tier 1 Kamloops Jardine's Blazers were blanked 7-0 in the final by the host team at the inaugural Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) Tournament.
Goaltender Bailey De Palma was under OHA fire all game and the Blazers were unable to get on the scoreboard.
Kamloops posted a 3-0 round-robin record, beating Lethbridge 4-2, Vernon, 5-2, and Grand Prairie, 5-2.
The Blazers doubled Grand Prairie 6-3 in a quarter-final matchup before edging Lethbridge 4-3 in the semifinal round.
Scoring goals for Kamloops at the tournament were Addison Bazian (7), Dexter Robinson (5), Nick Chyzowski (7), Kevin Davis, Alex Winters (2) and Joe Falsetta (2).
Adding assists were Chyzowski (6), Robinson (8), Bazian (6), Davis (4), Dante Cailler, Winters (2), Maxwell James , Tylor Seabrooke and Jacob Faraday.
De Palma and Josh Shank split time between the Blazers' pipes throughout the tournament.
Jets fare well at Christmas tourney
The atom development Kamloops 7 Point Millworks Jets recorded a 3-1 record at a tournament in West Kelowna over the Christmas holiday.
Kamloops was undefeatef after three games, beating Westside Team 3, 11-1, the Kelowna Hurricanes, 6-1, and Merritt, 8-1.
The streak came to an end when Westside Team 2 beat the Jets 4-1.
Awards were handed out at the end of each game, honouring the best defensive and offensive player on teh Jets' squad.
Aidan Sutter, Taylor Kaban, Alek Erichuk and Carter Adams won defensive awards, while Zane Ferguson, Carter Adams and Adam Harrison won offensive awards, with Harrison winning twice.
Kaban and Elijah Joly split time between the pipes throughout the tournament.