Pee Wee Devils douse Flames 6-1
Finnian O’Keefe scored four times as the Sub City Donair Devils dusted off the Bannister GM Flames 6-1 in Okanagan North Pee Wee Super Hockey League playoff action Friday at Wesbild Centre.
Brayden Beacom bagged the other two goals for the second-place Devils, who led 4-0 after one period. Abbey Magnus and Jordan Butler played aggressive two-way games and picked up one assist apiece for the Devils.
Nick Mitchell replied for the fourth-place Flames late in the third period. Callum Leong drew the assist.
In other Pee Wee play at Wesbild, the first-place Winfield #1 Bruins bounced the Butcher Boys Titans 7-2.
Landen Harison scored the first goal of the game for the Titans at 15:32. Winfield’s Owen Spanner replied a minute later to tie the game and Spencer Gulevich, who had the hat-trick, put the Bruins ahead three minutes later.
Chris Aldrich banged in a Tyson Sampert rebound for the Titans, making it 2-2 early in the second period.
The fifth-place Five Star Award Bantam Bulldogs surprised the regular-season Bantam Super League champion Interior Savings Flyers with a 3-3 tie Friday night at Wesbild.
Mac Gourdine supplied two snipes for the Dawgs, while Brennan Seltzer kept driving hard to the net and banged in the equalizer from a tape-to- tape pass from Tyler Semeniuk (2A).
Rhys Larsen and Colton Annis were on fire between the pipes for the Dawgs (7-11).
Both teams forechecked with intensity in the back-and-forth thriller.
Seth Blundell and Ryan Jakes each pocketed assists for the Dawgs. Coaches Steve Seltzer and Joe Gourdine praised the Dawgs for a great effort and hard work.
“The kids couldn’t have played any better; they did exactly what we asked them to and it was great to watch them play the full 60 minutes as a team,” said Seltzer.
Goals for the 15-1-2 Flyers came from Adam Roemer (2) and Brendan Horsfield.
In Atom playoff games Friday at Priest Valley Arena, the Lakeside Accuprint Thunder clipped Denny’s Rockets 3-2 and the Vernon Mighty Ducks stuffed Winfield 7-1.
The Vernon Coca-Cola Vipers opened a Midget Tier 2 tournament in Tri-Cities with a 4-0 win against South Delta Friday night.
Scoring for Vernon were Hayden Chase with the first and fourth goals, both unassisted, Scott Latwat, on the powerplay following a nice goal-mouth pass from Jeff Bochon, and Jack Pawsey, also unassisted when he stripped the puck from the defender and smacked it home for the third goal.
Liam McOnie got the shutout.
Meanwhile, the Vernon Sladen Moore Lakers entertain the Kamloops Mystix in Game 3 of their best-of-three Bantam A Female series today (12:15 p.m.) at Civic Arena.