Hawks go 5-0 for Midget title
Five games in a day and a half. No problem for the Talon Benefits Hawks, who upended the host Grand Forks Bruins 6-4 in Sunday morning’s final of a Midget Rec Hockey Tournament.
Adam Fenske had 2+2, while Sean Connors added 1+2 for the Hawks, who got singles from Jeff Hiscoe, Justin Mitchell and Landon Munk. Marcus Kehler earned two assists in support of Bryce Dyck, who posted all five weekend wins.
Coached by Hedley Larsen, Clint Hiscoe and Bob Gilowski, the Hawks came from behind to stop the Kelowna Blackhawks 7-4 in Saturday night’s semifinal.
Captain Justin Mitchell provided 2+1, while Connors also scored twice. Lucas Mitchell rung up 1+2, while Fenske and Hiscoe also clicked. D-man Braden Gilowski pocketed a pair of assists.
Earlier Saturday, the Talon boys bounced Kelowna 6-2 with game MVP Landon Ehnes, Connors, Munk, Bryton Stead, Justin Mitchell and Munk handling the offence. Defenceman Chase Larsen picked up two helpers.
The Hawks opened preliminary play Saturday morning by doubling Grand Forks 4-2 with Justin Mitchell pulling the hat trick and game star Kehler providing the offence.
Vernon toppled the Kimberley Dynamiters 7-2 Friday night with Justin Mitchell (3), Connors (1+2), Ehnes, Fenske and Hiscoe getting the goals. Brothers Justin and game MVP Lucas Mitchell (1A) played on a forward line with their cousin, Max Mitchell (1A).
D-man Justin Hiscoe and forward Tylor McMillan also boosted the Hawks.
In Midget Super League play, KT’s Blues parlayed four Austin Bosquet goals into a 6-3 win over the Vernon Authentic Plaque & Trophy Blazers.
Liam Curran, Austin Derkach and Rowyn Lewis-Hatherley contributed singles for the 8-4-2 Blues, while Mackenzie Wilton, Dustin Schmor and Brock Wagner replied for the 4-8-2 Blazers.
KTs lost 5-4 to the host Lumby Stars Sunday at Pat Duke Memorial Arena with the 11-3 Stars netting the winner with two minutes left.
Austin Goss faced 48 shots in the Blues’ net with goals going to Lewis-Hatherley, Bosquet, Kyle Clarke and Derkach.
Yannik Fillion-Murphy and Chad Lindenbach each counted 3+1 as the Blazers rebounded with an 11-6 win over the last-place Winfield Bruins Sunday at Civic Arena.
Wagner collected 2+4, while Wilton added 1+2 and other goals came from Cameron Hitch and Gavin Opp.
The Vernon Dudes went on a goal spree by stuffing both Salmon Arm entries in Midget play, finishing with a 10-3 thumping of Lakeside Printing Sunday at Civic.
The Zupp brothers (Dallas and Brenden) each recorded hat tricks, while Taylor Hamilton-Gee collected 1+5 and other goals went to Marcus Finn, Kristian Currie and d-man Julian Darkazanli.
Dallas Zupp racked up 3+4 and Kristian Currie earned 3+2 as the 11-2 Dudes ambushed Blackburn Excavating Friday night at the Shaw Centre.
Finn also had three snipes, while Brenden Zupp pocketed 2+3 and additional goals went to Hamilton-Gee, Lee Brodoway and Garrett Dansereau.
The DCT Chambers Coyotes fell 3-1 to the Penticton Jr. Vees in Sunday’s final of the Winfield Bantam Rec Tournament.
Adam Sacht, assisted by Dex Elders, had the Coyotes’ goal. Goaltending was shared by Jacob Holland and Noah Foufoulas.
Head coach Jason Elders and assistants Steve Soucy, Curtis Peterson and Dennis Holland were impressed with the Coyotes’ work ethic and desire.
The DCT gang brushed off the Kelowna Blackhawks 7-5 in their final preliminary game Sunday with game MVP Elders dialing 4+1. Cole Martin provided 1+2, while Riley Bos and Sacht also converted. Jakob Marshall had three assists.
Bos fired two goals as the Coyotes shut down Winfield 6-0, Sacht adding 1+2 and other snipes going to Marshall, Parker Wadsworth and Julian Haynes. Foufoulas earned the game MVP.
Elders registered the goal and Jacob Soucy took MVP as DCT tied the Five Star Awards Bulldogs 1-1 in their second game.
Graham Moss bagged two goals for MVP as the Coyotes opened with a 4-1 win over the Kamloops Oilers. Elders and Marshall had singles.
The Scotiabank Lighting zapped Salmon Arm Fix Auto 7-1 in North Okanagan Bantam Super Hockey League action Saturday.
Landon Currie (3+2), Cam MacKenzie (2+1), birthday boy Brett Lambert (1+2) and defenceman Leland Riguedel, on a sweet one-timer, chalked up the Bolts’ offence in front of Isaac Waldemaras, whose best save was a spectacular diving catch. Rowan Wood and Branden Lehoux had key assists.
The Interior Savings Flyers shelled the Corbett Office Spartans 8-2 in other Bantam action.
Aaron Botterill scored on a great cross-ice feed from Darius Stone and Kevin Sullivan flipped home a rebound off a great Billy Cawthorn rush to handle the Spartan scoring. Paul Rogers was stellar on defence and made several fantastic rushes to spearhead the Spartan offence.
After a four-week break in competition, the Butcher Boy Titans skated to a 6-4 win over the scrappy Stars (Terry’s Automotive & Kineshanko Logging) Saturday.
An all-around team effort played a pivotal role for the 7-3-2 Titans with scoring coming from all three lines and timely saves recorded by goalies Nick Maglio and Caenan Wisse. The stage was set by some nifty passing as centre Tyson Sampert fed his right winger Landen Harison with a pretty cross-ice pass as Harison broke in behind the Stars’ blueliner and one-timed a roof daddy.
Sampert’s left winger, Jacob Baycroft, was hard on the net for rebounds and had three great chances to bury one before finally banging one home after a point shot by Sean Howard (2G). Centre Talon Williams and linemates Miles Wohlford and Chris Aldrich shone with Williams tenacious on the puck and Wohlford and Aldrich (1G) making great passes. Anthony Kennedy was flanked by Emily Wilson and Nicklaus Hartwig and turned in some dogged checking with Hartwig rewarded with a goal off a rebound of a blast by Howard.
Tage Kineshanko (2), Josh Litven and Drew MacKenzie countered for the Stars, who got stellar goaltending from Cameron Pryor.
The Stars rebounded with a 10-6 Sunday win over the Knights behind four goals by Litven.
Kineshanko (2), Trayton Phillips. MacKenzie, Vanessa Yaremcio and Jordan Romailler completed the attack. Quin Williamson, Payton Kineshanko, Matthew Yaremcio, Morgan Holland and Emily Romailler enjoyed solid outings.
Nick Mitchell rung up 3+2 as the Bannister GM Flames held off the Salmar Classic Titans of Salmon Arm 6-4 Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.
Jacob Brewer, Sam White and Jonas Ramsey also scored for the 8-5 Flames. Nathan Renkema scored three times for the Titans (1-9-2).
Teigan Derkach had his first hat trick and added two assists as the Sub City Donair Devils grounded Askew’s Foods of Salmon Arm 17-0 Sunday at Wesbild. Chapperon Chillihitzia also had a multiple-goal game for the 10-1-1 Devils.