KMHA round-up, March 8 to March 10
The Legends and Titans skated to a thrilling 7-7 tie in atom recreation playoff action at Memorial Arena on Saturday.
Recording points for the Legends were Wesley Nielsen (1G), Bryce Bertuzzi (3G, 1A), Colton Woitas (1G, 2A), Kila Pigeon (1G, 1A) and Julien Fehr (1G).
Bryton Neufeld backstopped the Legends
Reaching the scoresheet for the Titans were Jameson Rende (5G,1A), Nathan Underhill (1G), Rylen Trent (1G), Denise Jackson (1A) and Max Card (1A).
Caleb Campbell was in net for the Titans.
Win one, lose one
The female atom Kamloops Hurricanes split a pair of exhibition games on the weekend.
Kamloops topped an atom-peewee split team from Merritt 3-2 at Valleyview Arena on Saturday, March 9, but lost 7-5 to the atom Warriors at Brock Arena on Sunday, March 10.
Recording points on the weekend for the Hurricanes were Natalie Knight (1G), Cassidy Stasiuk (3G, 1A), Nicole Thomas (2G), Nola Clarke (2A), Katie Brayer (2G) and Camryn Filimek (1A).
Rebekah Schmutz backstopped Kamloops in both games.
Emmagin Richardson (1G), Shailyn John (1G, 1A) and Beau Paterson (1A) reached the scoresheet for Merritt, which went with Gracyn Nicholls between the pipes.
Jacob Haines (5G), Liam Campbell (1G, 2A), Connor Defoe (1G) and Spencer Forsythe (2A) scored for the Warriors, who had Joey McKinnon in net.
Flyers tame Coyotes
The Flyers edged the Coyotes 9-6 in novice orange play.
Notching points for the Flyers were Reggie Newman (1G), Adam Baker (1G), Nic Leggett (1G, 1A), Brady Milburn (4G, 1A), Owen Aura (2G) and Tyler Smoluk (1A).
Jonathan Hicks was in net for the Flyers.
Scoring for the Coyotes were Levi Toye (1G), Evan Smith (1G), Sam Ward (2G) and Mathew Ward (2G, 1A).
Ice Kings dethroned
The Roughnecks downed the Ice Kings 5-4 in an atom recreation playoff game at Valleyview Arena on Sunday.
Ben Smith (1G), Josh Glover (1G), Kyle Proulx (3G), Xander Denis (1A), Domenico Comita (3A) and Colby Cooper (1A) racked up points for the winning team, which had Sam Fawcett between the pipes.
Racking up points for the Ice Kings were Dexter Williams (2G), Kai Mohring (1G), Olen Gelineau (1G), Trystan Bahnsen (1A) and Matthiew Coxon (1A).
Hayden Buttazzoni backstopped the Ice Kings.
Vibe's quest for provincial glory
The female senior A Kamloops Vibe begin the defence of their provincial title this weekend in Logan Lake.
Kamloops opens the B.C. championship tournament against the Victoria Phantoms on Friday, March 15. Game time is 6 p.m.
The Vibe and the Richmond Devils get underway at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. Kamloops squares off with Simon Fraser University at 6 p.m. pm Saturday.
The championships game will be played at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 17, with the winner advancing to the Western Shield, held from April 4 to April 7 in Surrey.
Kamloops is looking to repeat as Western champions.
Ice Dawgs win bronze
The Kamloops Southgate Radiator Ice Dawgs placed third at a peewee recreation tournament in Winfield.
Kamloops downed the Kelowna Flyers 7-0 in the bronze-medal game.
The Ice Dawgs posted a 1-2 record in round-robin play, beating Salmon Arm 8-1 before losing to Kelowna, 5-4, and Vernon, 7-0.
SCoring for the Ice Dawgs at the tournament were Jarrett Daoust (5), Colton Davoren (7), Connor Hall (4), Devan Devries, Rebecca Ramgren (2) scored for Kamloops, which went with Austen Martin between the pipes.
Rockets done for the season
The Timbits Rockets wrapped up their season at the Kelowna Novice tournament, winning once, tying once and losing twice.
The Rockets opened with a 3-2 loss to the Kelowna Snipers on Friday. David Browning and Ryan Larsen scored in support of netminder Kolby Hay, who was between the pipes for the entire weekend. Max Smith was game MVP, Browning earned the hardhat as hardest-working player, and Kaden Linquist was given the coach’s game puck.
The Rockets then blew past the Kelowna Storm, 5-2, on Saturday morning. Jake Poulsen scored twice, with Smith, Browning and Jarrett Dumais adding singles. Larsen set up three goals. Hay was game MVP, Poulsen earned the game puck, and Nate Van Unen was awarded the hardhat.
The Rockets couldn’t keep up the pressure, falling 7-3 to the Kelowna Flyers. Smith, Poulsen and Rylan Newport provided the offence. Newport earned the hardhat for his efforts, while Matteo Rawlings was game MVP and Ryan Watson was awarded the game puck.
Smith added two more goals, including one on a penalty shot, and earned the hardhat as the Rockets played to a 3-3 draw against the Ridge Meadows Vipers on Sunday. Poulsen had the other goal. Larsen won the game puck and Hay was again game MVP.
More to come on Wednesday . . .