Morning Star Staff
Zero wins in the pre-season didn’t matter to the DCT Chambers Trucking Marauders.
After going 0-4 in exhibition play, the Marauders blitzed Salmon Arm North Broadview Plumbing & Heating 7-1 in the North Okanagan Bantam House Hockey Super League regular-season opener Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.
Finn O’Keefe and Sam Frisby led the truckers with 2+1 each, singles going to Tavyn Best, Josh Bridge and Zach Agar. Landon Currie had two assists in support of starter Noah Foufoulas and reliever Sam Knox.
“We had a great team effort with strong passing, good team defence and solid goaltending,” said Marauders’ head coach George Agar. “It was nice to see that we were able to spread out the scoring with all three lines.”
The Five Star Awards Cougars opened with a 6-0 win over Salmon Arm on Saturday.
Maguire Dickenson (2), Kaylan Lawrence (2), Darius Stone and Reece Schroeder handled the Cougars’ offence in front of Reece Hawthorne and Isaac Waldemaras (1A). Kimberly Whitelaw and Nicholas Mann each earned two helpers.
Sean Howard supplied four goals as the Corbett Office Plus Sharks smothered the North Okanagan Knights 11-1 Sunday at Civic Arena.
Nick Mitchell added 2+2, including a laser from the point which stuck in the top-shelf webbing. Alex Laurila, with 1+2, Callum Leong, Kevin Sullivan, Teigan Derkach and Brandon Lehoux completed the attack.
Keaton McCune replied for the Knights.
In Midget Super League action, Nedco stopped the Lumby Stars 5-3 and outlasted Salmon Arm 8-5.
Cole Bradley received a beautiful pass from Adam Sacht and fired a sizzler from the blue line for the 1-1 equalizer.
Brett Jewell, with a deuce, Nik Wasylyk and Brandon Magnus clicked for Nedco in the third period. Sacht had two assists and Dusty Beckner shovelled several shots on net aside.
Wyatt Warnes (2) and Kyle Weston replied for the Stars. Logan Meier had two helpers.
Aaron Keryluke fired four goals as Nedco iced Salmon Arm in a penalty-riddled affair Sunday night at Civic.
Jewell (2), Jeremy Pogue and Carl Main counted singles, while goalie Trey Spanier flashed some glove work much like Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew in the World Series.
Lumby rebounded Sunday with an 8-1 win over the host Winfield Bruins to help coach Kevin Porteous celebrate his 50th birthday.
Warnes provided 4+2, while Jayden Pedersen, Connor Fair, Zach Kuperus and Weston all had singles in support of Jake Holland. Logan Meier and Kyle Beerstra each had assists, while first-time player Spencer O’Neill earned his first point.
Said Porteous, who received two minutes for looking so good: “I am looking forward to the rest of the season and can hardly wait to see what our full roster can do if we manage to have everyone able to make the same game.”
Chris Gallant and Austin Bosquet began their quest for 50-goal seasons by snagging two snipes apiece as the Vernon Seed Orchard Sharks sank Salmon Arm Lakeside Printing 5-3 Sunday at PV.
Ryan Buick added a single, while d-man Jeff Hiscoe and Kolten Kirschner each racked up two helpers.
The Stevenson Mechanical Thunderbirds posted a pair of Pee Wee wins, grounding Salmon Arm Salmar Classic 6-4 Sunday at the Shaw Centre after outlasting Bannister GM Heat 7-6.
Landen Harison and linemate Jaden Foster had two goals each versus Salmar. Jacob Wettlaufer and Brady Beacom had singles.
Beacom, after a slick pass by Harison, buried the winner with 11 seconds remaining after Bannister made it 6-6 with three minutes to play at Kal Tire Place.
Brayden Beese, in his first year of minor hockey, Ryan Vandesande, Zachry Manthorne and Elias Wery also scored for the T-Birds.
Chapperon Chillihitzia (2), Trevor Moore, Kaden Doughty, Jacob Baycroft and Benjiman Reinhart responded for the Heat.
Lumby rolled a deuce in Pee Wee play, zapping Salmon Arm 8-0 and downing the Butcher Boys Raptors 11-5.
Tage Kineshanko, Josh Litven and Drew Mackenzie, each with two goals, Tanner Franje-Gilbert and Rory Campbell, handled things with Michael Preston earning the shutout. D-man Liam MacLeod cleared a puck off the goal line.
Kineshanko exploded with 4+1 and Litven recorded the hat trick as the Stars rattled the Raptors. Mackenzie, Franje-Gilbert, Matthew Yaremcio and Jordan Romailler added singles with Vanessa Yaremcio supplying one helper and stellar defence.