The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association played host to the Slurpee Cup on the weekend, with fields across the city in use.
KTW photographer Allen Douglas brought his camera to the event. Click on the arrows above to see his work.
Blaze on top
Kamloops Blaze Orange knocked off Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 9-0 to claim the under-14 boys' Slurpee Cup title on the weekend on McArthur Island.
Notching goals for Kamloop at the tourney were Julian Muckle (7), Marqus Crawford (3), Ty Fairlie (2), Jaxon Demale (2), Noah Paulos (2), Tyler Schroeder and Logan Willson.
Jaxson Haywood is the Blaze’s goalkeeper.
The Slurpee Cup, a 7-eleven-sponsored event hosted by the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association, brings about 3,000 people from across B.C. and Alberta to Kamloops each year.
There were 23 KYSA teams in action this year.
The under-16 Kamloops Blaze boys finished atop the podium at the Slurpee Cup.
Kamloops earned wins over Kootenay South, North Vancouver and Vernon, and tied with Kelowna.
Hayden Koppes, Sebastian Myram and Matteo Fattor had goals for the Blaze, with Alessandro Lizzi and Amar Brown sharing goalkeeping duties.
Blaze get bronze
A 3-1 record at the Slurpee Cup was good enough for bronze for the under-15 Kamloops Blaze girls.
Kamloops bested Williams Lake 1-0, Kootenay East 7-1 and Sea to Sky 4-1. The Calgary Blizzard iced the Blaze 6-0.
Bulging the old onion bag for Kamloops were Elizabeth Austin (3), Quinn Alpino (2), Abby Bentz (2), Ava Trotta, Talyn Lorimer, Mikayla Young, Emily Piroddi and Mayson Steinke.
Leah Turner and Trinity Walker split time between the pipes.
The under-18 Kamloops Blaze girls were runners-up at the Slurpee Cup.
Kamloops dispatched Williams Lake 1-0, Victoria 2-0 and Kootenay 3-1, but fell short of gold after falling 2-0 to Langley.
Fiona Brisco (2), Emily Clark (2), Anika Black and Natalie Knight bagged goals for Kamloops, which went with Sadie Moyer in net.
In the win column
The under-14 Kamloops Blaze girls posted one win at the Slurpee Cup.
Lolita Persad and Kennedy Gelineau were the Kamloops goal scorers at the tournament, with Grace McDonald and Rhiannon Nesbitt helping out between the pipes.