KYSA round-up, June 9 and June 10
Goals from Bryce Greenwood and Brendan Doherty pushed the under-15 Kamloops Blaze tier 1 boys to a 2-0 win over hometown Vernon on the weekend.
Jarret Battistella posted the shutout between the pipes.
Kamloops will travel to Bellingham for a tournament before the provincial championships get underway in July.
Knotted at one
The under-13 Kamloops Blaze tier 1 girls tied 1-1 with under-14 Kelowna B on Sunday, June 10, in the River City.
Linnea Pasternak scored for the Blaze in what was their last game of the TOYSL regular season.
The Blaze will play in the Baker Blast before the provincial championships get underway in Kamloops in July.
Winning by a hair
The under-12 Kamloops Blaze White girls earned a pair of close victories on Sunday, June 10, in Kelowna.
In their first game, Kamloops edged Kelowna 3-2.
The Blaze knocked off Penticton 3-2 in the second game.
Calli Lawrence (2), Danielle Loring (2), Tyra Noble and Avery Gilbert scored for the Blaze.
Gilbert's goal was scored late in the game against Kelowna.
Rhean Holling backstopped Kamloops against Kelowna, with Lawrence taking over goalkeeping duties for the Penticton game.
Win one, lose one
The under-12 Kamloops Blaze White boys split a pair of TOYSL games in the River City on Sunday, June 10.
Kamloops (11-5) opened with a 2-0 win over Penticton 2, but fell 2-1 to Vernon 1 in the later game.
Brian Buffel, Reid Jansen and Max Palaga scored for Kamloops, which went with Carter Edwards in net against Penticton 2 and Jordan Elfstrom between the pipes against Vernon 1.
Next up for the Blaze is the Baker Blast tournament, which runs from Friday, June 22, to Sunday, June 24, in Bellingham.
Spreading the wealth
Four different goal scorers pushed the under-16 Kamloops Blaze girls to victory over Shuswap in TOYSL play on McArthur Island on Saturday, June 9.
Shelby Kieper, Emma McCloud, Carly Brooks and Andi Janz scored for the Blaze.
It was an up-and-down Sunday (June 10) for the under-12 Kamloops Blaze Orange boys on McArthur Island.
Kamloops opened with a 2-1 win over Vernon 2, but fell 2-0 to Kelowna later Sunday.
Kolton Storzuk and Tyson Gayfer scored for Kamloops on the weekend.
Spencer LeDoux was between the pipes against Vernon, with Evan Crowe in net against Kelowna.