Lumby Stars goalie James Wraight gets his pad to the post forcing Chilliwack Barracudas forward Christopher Lang to go wide with the puck during semifinal action at the Stars’ Monashe Classic Bantam House Hockey Tournament Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Pat Duke Memorial Arena. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Classic win for Lumby Stars

Home team collects gold at own eight-team Bantam house hockey tournament

Two goals from Noah Rannelli and stellar goaltending all tournament long from James Wraight lifted the Lumby Stars to the championship of their own eight-team Monashee Classic Bantam Hockey Tournament at the Pat Duke Memorial Arena.

Rannelli’s deuce helped Lumby double the Port Moody Stars 4-2 in the gold medal game Sunday, Nov. 17. Jace Catt and Kolby English had the other Stars’ goals while Tori Maltman picked up two assists and Riley Dewhirst one. Game MVP was Colton (Tank) Young while the Heart and Hustle Award went to Kiel Hayward and Madison Blazek.

The Stars, sponsored by Bannister GM, opened the event with a 13-0 romp over the TCMHA Warriors of Ashcroft, with Wraight collecting the shutout.

READ MORE: Lumby Stars dominate home ice

Young and English both had hat tricks, Catt scored twice and had two assists and Dewhirst had goals and one assist. Maltman, Rannelli and Grady Krause scored a goal each and added three assists. The Stars’ defence ladies of Hayward, Blazek and Jenna Maltman were solid and Teagan Schober had a great two-way game with a number of amazing passes. Dewhirst earned the Heart and Hustle award for that game.

Catt also scored twice, the games Heart and Hustle winner Krause had one goal and two assists and Dewhirst and Rannelli added singles as Lumby defeated the Semiahmoo Chiefs of White Rock 5-2. Jenna Maltman, Young and Jaida Sauvie all picked up assists and Hayward made a great save, clearing the puck from the goal line after it squeaked by Wraight.

The Stars closed out the preliminary round with a 7-2 loss to the Chilliwack Goats. Dewhirst and Tori Maltman scored for the Stars while the Heart and Hustle honour went to Wraight.

Lumby advanced to the final with a 3-1 semifinal win over the Chilliwack Barracudas. The Stars jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on goals from Rannelli and Krause (Blazek, Sauvie drawing assists). Chilliwack got one pack on the powerplay in the second period before game MVP Catt sent his team to the final with an empty-net marker. Rannelli won the Heart and Hustle.

The Bantam Stars would like to thank all their parents, fans, refs, rink attendants and Joy and Gail from the concession. We would also like to thank our tournament sponsors and jersey sponsor Bannister GM.


@VernonNews
roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Lumby Stars goalie James Wraight takes a shot off the mask with Chilliwack Barracudas forward Wyatt Cavanagh (17) looking for the rebound, and Stars’ teammates Colton Young (7) and Madison Blazek coming to help during semifinal action at the Stars’ Monashee Classic Bantam House Hockey Tournament Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Pat Duke Memorial Arena. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Just Posted

Vernon’s History in Pictures

Legendary Vernon hockey player Larry Kwong was fast off the ice as well

Vernon musician streams live performance

Brandon Schmor is latest in QUSIC’s LGBT2Q+ Artist Music Series this Wednesday, Aug. 5, from Kelowna

Vernon trail gets new connection

Connection links the Coldstream Valley Estates and Boss Creek trail segments on Vernon Hill

Tributes aplenty for Vernon realtor, Rotarian

Dave DeShane died suddenly at age 55 on Tuesday, July 28

Sternwheelers once plied Okanagan Lake

Vessels once transported passengers and goods along the Okanagan Valley

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Police watchdog investigates Kamloops RCMP after stabbing death

The IIO is investigating the police’s lack of success in locating the man charged in stabbing

Forty-three properties near Dry Lake, along Highway 5A, under evacuation alert

Wildfire has been burning out of control north of Princeton for two days

Wildfire near Merritt creates smoke for drivers on Coquihalla

Coldwater River fire was estimated at seven hectares Aug. 3 and classified as out of control

Thompson Okanagan Tourist Association: Who can’t access your business?

TOTA launches video to encourage proprietors to remove barriers

Shuswap pet nutritionist, raw diet advocate to be featured in national magazine

Sicamous-based Deanna Larocque building reputation for canine support

BC RCMP notify IIO BC of incident involving police dog in Kelowna

A suspect and a police dog were taken to receive medical treatment after an incident on Aug. 1.

Alberta man presumed to have drowned after cliff jumping in Peachland

Emergency responders began rescue efforts at around 2:40 p.m. on Aug. 1.

Most Read