KMHA round-up, Feb. 15 to Feb. 17
Semchuk notches two, Blazers advance
Brendan Semchuk scored twice to pace the bantam tier 1 Kamloops Jardine’s Blazers in a championship-clinching 3-1 win over Kelowna in the Little Apple on Saturday.
With the victory, Kamloops claimed the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association title and booked a spot at provincials, held in Cowichan from March 17 to March 21.
Aiden Bar-Lev-Wise also scored for Kamloops, which went with Daniel Toews between the pipes.
Tre Dupilka-Sales, Rob Johnson and Adam Toor recorded assists for the Blazers.
Tyson Dmyterko had three goals and an assist as the Kamloops Raiders defeated the Kamloops Titans 6-3 in peewee recreational playoff action at Brock Arena on Sunday.
Austin Chrystall, Garrick Cassidy and Dakota Hofmann rounded out Raider scoring.
Scoring for the Titans were Alexander Viventi, with two goals, and Angus McQuillan-Gordon.
Victor Church got the win in net for the Raiders, while Atticus Foulds and Elijah Joly shared goaltending duties for the Titans.
Fight to the finish
The Timbits Rockets edged the Timbits Coyotes 10-9 in Novice Orange play on Saturday.
Ryan Larsen scored three times for the Rockets and earned the team’s hardhat for his efforts.
Nate Van Unen contributed two goals and two assists, while Kieran Maloney also tallied twice.
Anthony Guerra-Ibbetson, Jake Poulsen and Max Smith rounded out the scoring, and Matthew Pryor and Matteo Rawlings each picked up two assists in support of winning goaltender David Browning. Jarrett Dumais was awarded the coach’s game puck.
Samuel Ward and Mathew Ward each scored three times to pace the Coyotes.
Jaxon Klassen added two goals and Manny Recchi scored once as the Coyotes made it close with five goals in the third period.
Kings of the jungle
The North Kamloops Lions advanced to the next round of the OMAHA playoffs with a pair of wins over South Okanagan on the weekend.
North Kamloops won 3-2 in overtime on Saturday in Osoyoos and came right back with a 7-0 victory on Sunday at Valleyview Arena.
Recording points for the Lions were Hunter Dairon (2G, 2A), Brandon Gremaud (3G, 2A), Adam Harrison (2A), Josh Bymoen (1A), Lane Grunerud (2G), Corson Nordick (1G), Brendan Mucha (1G) and Nathan Thiessen (1G,1A).
Taylor Kaban was victorious between the pipes in both tilts.
The Lions will meet Winfield in the next round.
One win away
The peewee tier 1 Kamloops Jardine’s Blazers won Game 1 of a best-of-three OMAHA championship series, downing Kelowna 6-1 on Sunday, Feb. 17.
Five players scored goals for Kamloops, which will travel to Kelowna for Game 2 on Sunday, Feb. 24.
Too close to call
The Vikings and Ice Dawgs played a peewee recreation thriller on Saturday.
Nothing was decided in the end, with the final buzzer sounding to signal a 4-4 tie.
Cole Standen, Connor Humphrey and Jamie Daniels (2) scored for the Vikings, who went with Xavier Cannon in net.
Jarret Daoust (2), Conner Hall and Will Alberts tallied for the Titans, who had Austen Martin between the pipes.
The Roughnecks bested the Junior Blazers 9-2 in atom recreation play at Memorial Arena on Saturday.
Reaching the scoresheet for the Roughnecks were Xander Denis (1G) Domenico Comita (2G, 2A) Maxwell Hinkson (1G, 2A) Kyle Proulx (2G) Aidan McPhee (1G, 1A) Ben Anderson (1G) Devin Smith (1G, 1A) #18 Xander Denis (2A) Quentin Ouimet (1A) Ben Smith (2A), Colby Cooper (1A).
Sam Fawcett was the winning netminder.
Luken Murray (1G), Stran Smith (1G) and Connor Kennedy (1A) had points for the Junior Blazers, who went with Brady Pawlachuk between the pipes.
Point night at Memorial
The Warriors and the Titans skated to a 9-9 tie in atom recreation play at Memorial Arena on Saturday.
Recording points for the Warriors were Jacob Haines (4G), Liam Campbell (3G), Spencer Forsythe (1G, 2A), Justin Baker (1A), RJ Gerow (1A), Amanda Martin (2A), Hunter Haukeness (1A) and Connor Defoe (1G, 3A).
Joey McKinnon backstopped the Warriors.
Tallying points for the Titans were Jameson Rende (6G), Nathan Underhill (2G), Nicolas Bradley (1G) and Isaac Bean (1A).
Ethan Bottle manned the crease for the Titans.
Snipers on target
The Snipers cruised to a 12-2 win over the Vipers in atom recreation play sponsored by Sandman Hotels on Saturday at Memorial Arena.
Brady McCutheon (5G), Elessio Louvros (4G), Ethan Dicostanzo (3G) Ethan Gremaud (1G) and Dax Dery (1G) scored for the Snipers, who went with Matthew Yon between the pipes.
Josh Harding and Allessandro Lizzi each got a goal for the Vipers, who had Sheehan Tobler in net.
Jets' flight path
The Zimmer Auto Group Jets posted a 1-1-1 in round robin play to place third in their pool at a bantam recreation tournament in Kamloops on the weekend.
Zimmer tied Winfield 5-5, lost 6-3 to Port Moody and edged the Kamloops Rockets 7-6.
Kamloops lost 4-3 to Chilliwack in a consolation game.
Recording points on the weekend for the Jets were Slater Gordon (6G, 3A), Ryan Fielding (1G), Brandon Frenks (2G), Lee McKinnon (2G), Austin Morphy (2G, 7A), Tyson Koehl (2G, 1A), Landon Wamboldt (1G, 2A), Santana Casmir (1A), Landon Weiss (2A), Tristen Black (1A) and Karn Mahal (1G, 4A).
Brandon Frenks, Wamboldt, Weiss and Gordon earned Game MVP awards.