KMHA provincial paths
The Kamloops Jardine’s Blazers opened with a 9-1 win over Victoria at the B.C. Bantam Tier 1 championship in Duncan on Sunday, March 17.
Blazers’ captain Dario Piva had a goal and four assists and Alexander Buchanan pitched in with a pair of goals.
In its second tilt of the four-game round-robin, Kamloops lost 7-1 to Burnaby Winter Club on Monday, March 18.
The Blazers will play Cowichan Valley today (March 19) and wrap the round-robin against North Shore Winter Club on Wednesday, March 20.
Log on to kamloopsthisweek.com for the result.
The top two teams after round-robin play will meet in the final on Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, the peewee tier 3 North Kamloops Lions also were 1-0 after their first game at provincials in Creston, doubling Terrace 4-2.
The top two teams from each division — the Lions are in a five-team division, the other side has six teams — will advance to Thursday’s (March 21) semifinals, with the final slated for Friday, March 22.
Kerry Park of Mill Bay, Arbutus of Vancouver and Cranbrook round out the Lions’ division.
Kamloops’ bantam female squad was 0-1 after its first round-robin tilt at provincials in Vernon, losing 11-1 to North Shore.
Allison Borrow scored the Mystix’s lone goal.
Terrace and Kamloops played on Monday. Log on to KTW’s website for the result.
The Mystix finish the round-robin today with a matchup against Cranbrook.
The top two teams from each division at the nine-team tournament advance to the semifinal round, to be held on Wednesday, along with the final.
Also in provincial championship action are the peewee tier 1 Kamloops Jardine’s Blazers.
The Blazers are in Vancouver, where round-robin games against Prince George, Burnaby, Vancouver and North Shore will determine whether they make the final, which will be played on Thursday.