Sebastian Wenger of the Vernon Office Supply Sharks takes a backhanded shot on Manvir Gill of the Kelowna Bruins Saturday in the Vernon Bantam Rec Ice Breaker at the Civic Arena. The Sharks won the tournament.

Sebastian Wenger of the Vernon Office Supply Sharks takes a backhanded shot on Manvir Gill of the Kelowna Bruins Saturday in the Vernon Bantam Rec Ice Breaker at the Civic Arena. The Sharks won the tournament.

Sharks claim Bantam hockey title

Brennan Schwark pulled the hat trick as the Vernon Corbett Office Plus Sharks smothered Kamloops Petes 11-1 in Ice Hockey Breaker final.

Morning Star Staff

Brennan Schwark pulled the hat trick as the Vernon Corbett Office Plus Sharks smothered Kamloops Petes 11-1 in Sunday’s matinee final of the Vernon Bantam Rec Ice Hockey Breaker at Civic Arena.

Defenceman Jake Pelletier moved up the ice and jumpstarted the Shark offence with two goals in four minutes early in the game.

Kevin Sullivan bagged a deuce, while Branden Lehoux earned 1+2 and singles also came from Sean Howard, Alex Laurila and Riley Bos.

The Sharks, who lead the North Okanagan Super League at 10-0, enjoyed period leads of 2-1 and 8-1 with Tyler Riva and Rhys Larsen sharing the win. Hustling d-man Lucas Towers was marvellous all weekend and took game MVP.

Matt Richardson replied for the Petes.

Things turned ugly with 4:30 remaining and three Petes were assessed match penalties deep in the Kamloops zone.

“Us coaches were proud with how our boys played this weekend,” said Sharks’ head coach Hedley Larsen. “They skated hard to win our home tournament. It’s great to see them developing and playing the way I know we can. It was a tough finish to our final game, but all in all, I think our boys showed a lot of restraint and class.”

The Sharks stopped West Kelowna Warriors 6-5 while the Petes ambushed the Vernon DCT Chambers Marauders 7-2 in Sunday morning semifinals of the 10-team tourney.

Game MVP Howard produced three goals and d-man Troy Main fired the late winner on a rocket slapper from the point as the Sharks iced the Warriors, who had surprised the Sharks Friday night. Schwark and Nick Mitchell contributed singles with Mitchell earning three helpers.

The Sharks got late goals from Mitchell and Schwark, 36 seconds apart, for a dramatic 4-3 round-robin win Saturday night over the Castlegar Vikings. Schwark netted the winner, with goalie Larsen on the bench for a sixth attacker, with 59 seconds left. Schwark and Mitchell each finished with a deuce with Pelletier collecting two assists. D-man Jonas Ramsey took game MVP.

Schwark (3), Reid Lawrence and Seb Wenger handled the Corbett crew attack in a 5-3 win over the Kelowna Bruins.

The Petes, who finished solidifying top spot in the round robin less than nine hours earlier with a 7-3 win over the Nakusp Falcons, jumped on the sluggish Marauders for three goals in the first period in a battle of two undefeated squads.

Game MVP Finn O’Keefe had both goals for the truckers. The Penticton Lions Club Veelociraptors rallied from a 5-1 deficit in their first game of the day to tie the Marauders 6-6 Saturday afternoon at the Civic. Landon Currie was DCT Chambers’ game MVP.

Cole Martin’s goal with 1:20 left in the third period gave the Marauders a 4-4 draw with the Castlegar Vikings Saturday morning at Kal Tire Place. Martin was game MVP.

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Cole Martin’s goal with 1:20 left in the third period gave the Marauders a 4-4 draw with the Castlegar Vikings Saturday morning at Kal Tire Place. Martin was game MVP.

The Nedco Coyotes won the eight-team Lumby Stars Midget Rec Tournament, icing the Kamloops Bears 7-4 in Sunday’s final.

Brett Jewell turned the hat trick, while Nik Wasylyk added a deuce and singles came from Austin Derkach and Aaron Keryluke. MVP went to Brandon Magnus.

Nedco, who top the Super League at 12-0-1, ambushed the Kamloops Tropics 11-1 in the semifinals behind three goals from Jewell and deuces from MVP Keryluke and Derkach.

The Coyotes won their three preliminary games with Brett Shaigec, Brett Lambert and Adam Roemer collecting MVPs.

Sponsored by Irly Bird Building Centres Lumby and R.J. Schunter Contracting, the Stars went 3-0 in the round-robin, mauling Merritt 19-1, rallying to stop North Delta 7-5 and toppling the Kamloops Tropics 9-5.

Wyatt Warnes, with 4+7, Kyle Weston, with 3+3 and Ryan Fair, with 3+1, pushed Lumby past Merritt. Logan Meier, Connor Fair, Marshall Box and Jarrett Miller each scored twice.

Down 5-3 after two periods against North Delta, the Stars stormed back with Warnes pocking 1+3, Fair getting 1+2 and singles going to Zach Kuperus, Spencer O’Neil, Box, Meier and Jayden Pedersen. Weston supplied four helpers.

The Kamloops Bears went up by three after two periods and stopped the Stars 6-5 in the semfinals with Lumby snipes coming from Warnes, Box, Kuperus, O’Neil and Meier. Weston netted three assists in support of Jake Holland.

Landon Munk fired four goals as the Vernon Seed Orchard Snakes slammed the Talon Benefits Winterhawks 9-0 in Midget Super League play Sunday night at Civic.

Austin Bosquet provided 2+3, while singles came from Paul Rogers, Tim Ufimtseff and Adam Fenske. D-men Jeff Hiscoe and Nikolai Negraiff each had three assists in support of Billy Cawthorn.

The Pee Wee Super League leading North Okanagan Black Knights iced the Stevenson Mechanical Thunderbirds 7-4 Sunday in Enderby.

Nicolas Walker of the Knights (10-1-1) opened the scoring two minutes in and closed the first period with another goal in the last two minutes.

The T-Birds battled back in the second as Elias Wery clicked on an end-to-end rush before Jacob Wettlaufer equalized at 16:04 with an assist from Landen Harison.

The Knights kept up the pressure and went in front 4-2 after two. Wettlaufer took a slick pass from Harison to pull the T-Birds within one early in the third. The tenacious Black Knights answered with another two goals by Walker before Harison dug the puck out of the Knight’s corner with a gorgeous pass to set up Wery for his second goal of the game.

Walker scored again before the T-Birds (6-3-2) pulled their goalie and gave up an empty netter.

The North Okanagan White Knights shaded the Butcher Boys Raptors 4-3 in a thrilling back-and-forth Pee Wee action Sunday afternoon in Enderby.

Logan Shillington (3) and Jesse Broyden produced snipes for the 4-7-2 White Knights, while Jacob Brewer rung up a deuce and captain Chase Batchelor got one, from Nicolas Petty, for the Raptors.

The Raptors (6-5-2) stayed out of the penalty box and Player of the Game was Colton Riguidel.

The Lakeside Printing Blackhawks went 2-2 at the South Okanagan Atom Tournament.

The Hawks bowed 6-2 to the Summerland Jets in their opener with Tyler Kruysifix scoring both goals in front of game MVP Jakob Aeichele.

Connor Cecchini and Alan Lewis each bagged deuces and d-man Cole Grevatt earned MVP as the Hawks iced South Okanagan 4-0.

Grand Forks clipped the Lakeside gang 4-3 with Cecchini, Ronan Bedard and birthday boy Kruysifix producing snipes and MVP going to d-man Donovan Phillips.

D-man Tyler Hamilton scored twice and garnered MVP as Vernon finished with a 7-0 win over  Salmon Arm. Kruysifix (2), Cecchini (1), Bedard and Grevatt completed the offence.

The Summit Financial Atom/Pee Wee Female Lakers lost 19-0 to the Everton Ridge Homes Lightning Saturday.

Vernon goalie Emily Branter, along with the defence of Shelby Richard and Brooke Lawlor, kept the score from going higher. Emma Roine, Paige Brayshaw and Josey Nerling played their hearts out. Kendra Grant earned the gold jersey.

 

 

 

 

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