Morning Star Staff
The Butcher Boys Rebels took silver at the Princeton Pee Wee Rec Hockey Tournament, falling 5-1 to the Penticton Vees in Sunday’s final.
Winger Paige Brayshaw popped a power play goal for the Rebels, who two hours earlier stopped the Langley Ice Hogs 3-0 in the semifinals.
Dawson Twamley broke the scoreless deadlock 14:37 into the second period as he took a return pass from Cole Grevatt, cut across the high slot, and converted.
With the seconds ticking down in period two, Reilly Teager fired a heavy slapper on net, and Morgan Martens cashed the rebound.
Late in the third, Quinn Soon eluded three Langley checkers and whistled a wrister past the goalie’s glove.
Rebel goalie Kassidy Schaper-Kotter repeatedly robbed the Hogs with her hot glove hand, stringing together 26 saves for the shutout.
Teager supplied 5+2 and Ronan Bedard rang up 4+5 as Butcher Boys punished Princeton 15-3 in their opener. Grevatt and Twamley each recorded deuces, while Soon and Connor Cecchini added singles.
Penticton thumped the Rebels 10-3 in Game 2. Soon, Grevatt, and Twamley had the goals.
The Rebels rebounded with a 6-0 blanking of the North Okanagan Knights on goals by Martens, Bedard, Soon, Teager, Twamley, and Cecchini.
Relieving the flawless Schaper-Kotter in the Vernon net, Jakob Aeichele twice stopped breakaways in the third to preserve the shutout.
In their final round-robin game, Vernon toppled the Ice Hogs 6-4.
Twamley scored twice in the second, on feeds from Kobe Marchand, to put the Rebels up 5-2. Langley narrowed the lead to one with a pair of third-period goals.
With the Ice Hog net empty for an extra attacker, Soon hit the post from 160 feet, and Bedard finished the job. Other Rebel scorers were Grevatt, Teager, and Kayden Bowering. Soon pitched in three assists. Schaper-Kotter and Aeichele stole the show, combining for 42 saves.
Game MVP awards went to Bedard, Soon, Teager, Schaper-Kotter, Twamley, and Brayshaw.
The Lumby Stars lit up visiting Kamloops 5-0 in Midget Female play Saturday at Pat Duke Memorial Arena for their frst league win of the year.
After three one-goal losses to Kamloops, the Stars played their best team game of the year as Josie Sexsmith earned her first-ever shutout and Payton Kineshanko, Kendra Jones and Emily Romailler provided stellar defence.
Ashton Jones potted the Stars’ first goal, assisted by Haylee Gosselin. Taylor Cousins scored an unassisted goal to open the third period.
Josey Nerling one-timed the third goal with assists to Gosselin and Vanessa Yaremcio.Demi Williamson added her second of the year on another Gosselin feed.
Yaremcio scored in the last minute of play with help from Kalen Webster.
Coaches Chris Pryor and Ashley Tinney, facing a tough decision, compromised and went with four game stars, choosing Morgan Holland, Jones, Nerling and Sexsmith.
The Vernon Authentic Trophy & Plaques Snakes improved to 5-5 by sweeping the Salmon Arm teams in North Okanagan Midget Super League action.
Tyler Semeniuk collected 2+1 as the Snakes iced Lakeside Printing Sting 5-3 Sunday night at Civic Arena. Kaiden Parton, with a deuce, and Branden Lehoux also scored in front of a superb Jake Holland. The Sting fell to 1-7-1.
Semeniuk pulled the hat trick and Parton counted 1+4 as the Snakes upended winless Blackburn Excavating 7-5 with a short bench Saturday night at the Shaw Centre.
D-man Hayden Vardon, Lehoux and Brogan Houston added singles, while d-man Makenna Hoffman and Riley Bos each pocketed three assists.
It was Hoffman’s final game until February since she leaves soon for a Students Without Borders school trip to Panama.
Brett Lambert posted the hat trick and Cole Benjaminsen had 1+2 as the Corbett Office Kings shaded the Nedco Gunslingers 5-4 Saturday at PV.
D-man Ryley Johnson scored once and Cole Bradley provided two helpers for the second-place Kings (8-1).
The Gunslingers (5-4-1) got deuces from Dexter Weiten and Parker Wadsworth.
The first-place Talon Benefits Thrashers tied the North Okanagan Knights 4-4 Sunday in Enderby.
Jaden Steinke, Brendan Horsfield, Nick Poirier and Adam Roemer clicked for the Thrashers, while Clayton Thielman, Keaton McCune, Jaxson Cummings and Liam McCail scored for the 3-5-2 Knights.
Steinke rang up 3+2 and Roemer earned 2+2 as the Thrashers zapped Nedco 9-2 at Kal Tire Place.
Alex Laurila (2), Horsfield and d-man Layk Petersen completed the Talon offence. Maguire Dickinson and Braydie Allan replied for Nedco.
Landen Harison scored twice as the Interior Savings Lions upended the DCT Chambers Bandits 5-1 in Bantam play Sunday night at Civic.
Harison opened the offence on a beautiful pass from Derek Pereboom. Jacob Baycroft added the second unassisted. Zach Manthorne converted on a feed from Aidan Rivard to make it 3-1 after two periods.
Sapian Joe, from a bang-bang pass from Keenon Jeberg, and Harison, assisted by Elias Wery and Wyatt Gatzke, finished the attack.
Lumby Atom Stars (sponsored by Irlybird Building Supplies and Terry Automotive) got off to their usual slow start Sunday at Pat Duke Arena but a Colton Young solo effort got them fired up as they shaded Vernon Everton Ridge Homes Hornets 8-3.
Young used his silky, soft hands to earn a hat trick and threw in an apple for four points. Jenna Maltman and Bryden Murray combined for eight points on the back end and Jace Catt stood tall in net in an emergency call-up situation.
James Wraight was solid on the wing just missing on several opportunities with his thundering shot. Ryan James and Garrett Louis were a dominant force in the trenches all game.