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Sherwood Trophies peewee Tier 2 Vees defeated Kamloops 3-1 and 5-2 the weekend of Jan. 11. Brenden Patton, Owen Labadie and Cam Davie scored for the Vees, with assists going to Xavier Roepcke, Benjamin Hoefler, Reid Bateman and Kieran Mielke. In the 5-2 win, Mielke scored a hat trick, while Roepcke and Davie added singles. Carson Shortreed, Patton, Davie, Nolan Walton, Matthew Rempe and Roepke set them up.
The Penticton peewee Game Action Raptors closed out their regular season with an 11-0 win on Jan.12. The Raptors were strong on both sides of the puck and were supported by the outstanding effort of rookie netminder Derek Allanson. The Raptors finished their season in second place overall and are playing in tournaments in Salmon Arm, Penticton and Oliver to get ready for their playoffs.
Nominee for December
Penticton’s Jessie Olfert was a nominee for the B.C. Hockey female midget AAA player of the month for December. Olfert is a defenceman for the Thompson-Okanagan Rockets and has six goals and 12 points in 20 games. That ranks her 12th in league scoring.
Mustangs turning corner
Princess Margaret’s senior boys basketball team defeated the Summerland Wave 73-55 on Wednesday. Jas Sahota dropped 23 points and gathered eight boards, while collecting 10 assists. Sanam Klar scored 17 points, whle collecting five rebounds and six steals. This weekend the Mustangs will travel to Vernon to play in the Fulton tournament.
“This is a great competitive tournament as we play the fifth ranked team (Brentwood College from Mill Bay) in B.C. on Friday,” said Mustangs coach Raj Dhillon. “It will give us a good measuring stick now since we have everyone back on our team.”
Dhillon likes where things are headed with his team. The Mustangs won two of three games in a Rutland tournament last weekend as they defeated Rick Hansen 63-56 and Nechako Valley 77-76. The Mt. Boucherie Bears whipped by them 64-34.
The Mustang enjoyed a balanced attack to defeat Rick Hansen with Kohl Linder scoring 11 points, while Gary Chahal and Sanam Klar each added 10. Against Nechako Valley, Klar rang up 21 points, while Linder sunk 14, Chahal 11 and Jas Sahota 10. “We had great ball movement and everyone was getting involved,” said Dhillon.
Penticton Rec Hockey
The EcoDry Ice Dogs doubled up the Hitmen 8-4 in Penticotn Men's Rec Hockey action. Mike Funk led the Ice Dogs with three goals, while Trevor Aubie and Sean Maktaak tallied two each. Chris Arlidge scored two for the Hitmen, with Tim Truman and Spencer Nowoselski adding singles. Two-goal efforts by Stuart Nisbet, Eric Cerutti and Josh Seddon to help push them past the Game Time Sports Wolverines. Jason Pickford, Tyler Judd and Ryan MacMurchy scored for the Wolverines. The Cawston Cold Storage Best Damn Wings took a 15-5 pounding by the Hitmen. Brett Van Riper torched the Hitmen for six goals, while two-goal efforts were put on by Mark Petry, Doug Chadwick and Nowoselski. Dave Sandrelli, Marcus Lebler and Curtis Stuckey rounded it out. For the Wings was Jared Collen with two, Jeff Barber, Cody Hantelman and Dan Zukiwsky scored.
Brent Mosses and Nick Riep tallied four goals each to punch the Ice Dogs past the Damn Wings 12-3. Funk and Aubie each added a pair for the Ice Dogs. Travis Nelson led the Best Damn Wings with two goals, Johnathan Spence added a single. The Wolverines picked up a 6-4 win against the Ice Dogs. They were led by two-goal efforts from Jack Strommen and MacMurchy, while Chris Kerr and Judd added singles. Aubie and Riep scored for the Ice Dogs. The Mule Broncos got a hat trick performance by Stuart Nisbet to secure a 4-3 win against the Hitmen. Jordan Moss scored their other goal. Brett Van Riper scored twice for the Hitmen, while Dave Sandrelli added the other goal. The Broncos then blanked the Best Damn Wings 4-0. Jason Seddon, Nisbet, Matt Krause and Moss scored. Bill McLelland earned the shutout.The Broncos lead the league with 12 wins, tied with the Ice Dogs. The Broncos have allowed fewer goals to give them top spot.