Morning Star Staff
The North Okanagan White Knights trimmed Vernon Lakeside Printing 5-4 in North Okanagan Atom Super Hockey League play Saturday morning at Nor-Val Sports League.
Kohen Pounder and Aidan Wattie each recorded deuces for the Knights, a single going to Waylen Stowards in support of Brayden Rypkema.
Earlier, Pounder provided four goals as the Knights outlasted Salmon Arm 8-7.
Alex Hart, Phoenix Cardinal, Stowards and Aidan Wattie completed the attack.
The Lumby Stars, sponsored by Bannister GM and Irly Bird Building Centers, bowed 4-3 to Salmar Classic Colts in Pee Wee play Saturday at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm.
Bryden Murray scored two goals in the first period for Lumby and it was 2-2 after two sessions. Jace Catt netted the go-ahead snipe, assisted by Zachary Young and Ryder Quibell (2A) before the Colts counted a pair.
Great defensive play for the Stars was turned in by Mia Maltman, Faith Seehaver, Noah Rannelli, Riley Dewhirst, Quibell and Garrett Louis. James Wraight made great saves all afternoon.
The DCT Chambers Cougars split their Bantam league tilts, edging North Okanagan 2-1 Sunday morning and losing 5-2 to Salmon Arm in a Saturday matinee.
The hard-working and disciplined Cougars, led by RW Ivy Scott and goaltender Jared Ross, broke a late 1-1 tie with a goal by Dylan Wapple for the win.
Ashton Pede supplied the tying goal earlier on a laser to the top corner.
Pede notched his first and ‘Youngblood’ Kim got his second of the season versus Salmon Arm, where penalties hurt the Cougars.
A spirited comeback by the Vernon Five Star Awards Rebels fell just short as they bowed 6-5 to the Salmon Arm Saints in Bantam play Saturday night at Hucul Pond.
Down 5-0 midway through the second, Rebel Quinn Soon provided a spark with a rink-long rush. Seeing Soon double-teamed in the corner, Sapion Joe swooped in for the puck, cut to the slot, and whisked the disk short side: 5-1.
Next, a power move to the net by Maisun Ang-Hamilton set the table for Jayden Veit, who solved the sprawling Saint netminder.
With 11 minutes left in the third, Rebel captain Ang-Hamilton won an offensive zone draw cleanly back to the left point.
Soon whipped a low shot on net, and Ang-Hamilton chipped home the rebound: 5-3. Just 30 seconds later, Braydon Beese pulled Vernon to within one, jamming in a centering feed from Ang-Hamilton.
After Salmon Arm converted on a penalty shot, the Rebels renewed the charge. Ephren Potter-Cramer chased down a dump-in, swung around the net, and sniped the short side. In the latter half of the game, Mason Bueckert backstopped the Rebel rally with 19 clutch saves.
First-year Midget Eric Foufoulas was stellar in goal as the Nedco Blazers bounced the North Okanagan Knights 5-0 in Midget play Sunday afternoon at Civic Arena.
In addition to some clutch glove and diving saves, Foufoulas stood up to mounting pressure in the last few minutes, including a penalty shot attempt.
Dexter Weiten (2+2) captain Colton Schaper-Kotter (2), and Chapperon Chillihitzia handled the Nedco offence with Kaylan Lawrence earning two helpers.
Michael Pusey pulled the hat trick as Talon Benefits Thrashers doubled the Corbett Office Plus Kings 4-2 in Midget play Saturday.
Jarred Jones added a single for the Thrashers, who got two assists apiece from Jaden Steinke and Chris Niehausmann.
Brandon Lehoux deflected a Nathan Tully shot, while Tully converted on a breakaway for the Kings. D-man Lucas Towers made the save of the game batting the puck out of the air.
Jordan Romailler scored three times as the Thrashers toppled the Vernon Authentic Trophy & Plaque Vapors 7-4 Sunday night at Civic.
Steinke and Keefer Kaempf each bagged two goals for the Talon crew, who got stellar goaltending from Garrett Adams.
Sean Howard, Sam Frisby, Hayden Vardon and Nick Mitchell replied for the Vapors, who got two helpers from Steve Benischek.
Salmon Arm stuffed the shortstaffed Vapors 7-2 Saturday night at the Shaw Centre. Kaden Doughty and Howard connected for the Vapors, who had eight skaters.