Lumby records Midget blowouts

Tyson Wicklund (left) of the Vernon Blues and Christopher Lutgen-Sansoucy of the Lumby Stars battle for the puck in the Lumby Stars Initiation tourney Saturday.  - Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star
Tyson Wicklund (left) of the Vernon Blues and Christopher Lutgen-Sansoucy of the Lumby Stars battle for the puck in the Lumby Stars Initiation tourney Saturday.
— image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star

Lumby grounded the Salmon Arm Lakeside Sting 9-4 and bounced last-place Winfield Rafter 4K Bruins 9-1 to take over sole possession of second spot in the North Okanagan Midget Super Hockey League at 12-4.

Sponsored by Irly Bird Building Centre Lumby and R.J. Schunter Contracting, the Stars got 3+4 from Kyle Weston to stop the Sting Saturday in Sicamous.

Jayden Pederson also pulled the hat trick, while Wyatt Warnes and Logan Meier counted singles. Spencer O’Neill and Kyle Beerstra each had two helpers.

Spencer O’Neill and Weston each bagged deuces Sunday at Pat Duke Memorial Arena. Ryan Fair, Zach Kuperus, Warnes, Pederson and Shale Miller contributed singles, while Weston rung up four assists and Warnes a pair. Jacob Holland performed his magic in net all weekend.

In other Midget play, the third-place Vernon Seed Orchard Snakes bounced the North Okanagan Knights 4-1 Saturday night at Civic Arena.

Landon Munk, Austin Bosquet, Chris Gallant and Nikolai Negraiff scored for the Snakes (10-5-1), while Levi Power replied for the Knights (3-11-2).

Kristian Currie dialed up a deuce as the Vernon Authentic Trophy & Plaque Autobots smothered Salmon Arm  Blackburn Excavating 6-1 Saturday night at Priest Valley Arena.

Brock Wagner, Lee Brodoway, Isaiah Wenger and Josh Lerbeck added singles for the Autubots (6-6-3), who got superb goaltending from Jared Larsen. Salmon Arm (10-6) took 19 minor penalties and Vernon was assessed 14.

The Summitt Financial Atom/Pee Wee Female Lakers lost 5-1 to North Okanagan Knights in their final regular-season game of the year.

Mackenzie Miller scored on a breakaway. Goalie Emily Branter and winger Josey Nerling each earned a share of the gold jersey for their efforts. Bailey Alexis and Abby Lawlor worked hard on offence while Kristy Vassberg was solid on defence.

The weekend before, the Lakers lost 16-0 to the host Winfield Bruins and bowed 10-4 to Salmon Arm Save On Foods Oil Kings.

Goalie Shelby Richard earned the gold jersey for a great job against Winfield. Sarah Claeys and Camryn Beacom had were bold defensively. Brooke Lawlor and Nerling went hard up the wings and Robyn Alexis made her weekly visit to the sin bin. Emma Roine had 2+1 versus the Oil Kings, while Paige Brayshaw scored her first of the year and added an assist to take the gold jersey. Ivy Scott also scored her first of the year with Vanessa Kerr on the assist.


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