Morning Star Staff
The Lumby Green Stars outlasted the Winfield Bruins 8-7 in a Novice hockey thriller last Saturday at Pat Duke Memorial Arena.
Orian Laventure made her goalie debut and was marvellous for the Stars, who led 4-2 after 20 minutes on snipes from Caydence Quibell (2), Micah Davyduke and Noah Allen.
Josh Funk was dyanmite on defence for the Stars, who made it 5-5 after two periods when Evan Wells connected.
Winfield took an early lead in the wild third period with Davyduke levelling things at 6-6 before Ashton Matchett supplied the go-ahead tally. Winfield tied it at 7-7 but Matchett registered the winner with 2:34 to go. The Bruins enjoyed a 2-on-0 breakaway with 30 seconds remaining, but Laventure shut them down.
The Lumby Stars stopped Vernon 6-2 and lost 4-2 to the Enderby Knights in other Novice hockey action.
Grady Krause was on fire with two goals in the first period and another two in the second. Colton Young and Ryan James rounded out the offence.
Hunter Adams jumpstarted the Lumby attack Sunday in Enderby, followed by a goal from Krause.
Bryden Murray fired four goals as the host Lumby Stars dispatched the North Okanagan Knights 10-5 in Pee Wee action.
Zachary Young pocketed 2+3, while Jace Catt earned 2+1, Quintin O’Neill had 1+3 and Ryder Quibell also scored. The Stars got big hustle from rookie Galileo Ingram. Tori Tori Maltman took the hard hat.
Seth Burton, with a deuce, Tex Turnbull, Michael Hartman and Kade Martin replied for the 1-3 Knights.
Missing all-star goalie Garrett Adams appeared to be a catastrophe for the Talon Benefits Thrashers. Enter volunteer Jared Jones.
The emergency skater-turned net detective recorded multiple big stops as the Thrashers held off the North Okanagan Knights 6-4 in Midget Super League play Sunday at Civic Arena.
Christian Neuhaussen bagged a deuce for the Thrashers (6-0-1), while Jaden Steinke counted 1+3 and Michael Pusey also converted. Braeden Doak had two helpers.
Devon Rempel, Carter Hittinger, Keziah Brayden and Austin Clarke countered for the Knights (3-3).
Jones posted another stellar game in net as the Talon crew iced the Corbett Office Supply Kings 6-2 in inter-city play Monday night at Civic.
Neuhaussen and Steinke, each with two goals, and singles from Pusey and Tanner Wright led the Thrashers. Landon Currie and Aaron Botterill answered for the Kings.
Brayden Rypkema was solid in net as the North Okanagan White Knights upended the Lumby Stars 4-2 in Atom action Sunday in Enderby.
Kohen Pounder, Waylen Stowards, Phoenix Cardinal and Kade Blair handled the White Knights’ attack. Gavin Smith, Blair and Alex Hart compiled clutch assists.
The 10-team Vernon Atomic House Tournament starts today at 11:30 a.m. with Vernon #1 meeting Kamloops at Civic Arena.
Vernon #2 goes up against Winfield at 1:15, while Vernon #3 tangles with Vancouver at 3 p.m.
Vernon #4 squares off against Langley at 4:45 p.m., while Chilliwack takes on Kelowna at 6:30.
There are games Saturday from 6 a.m. until 6:15 p.m.
The A final goes Sunday at 1 p.m. at Civic Arena.