The Vernon Valley Wood Venom posted a pair of Senior Atom Development Hockey League wins, starting with a 6-4 Saturday matinee decision over Kamloops #3 at Valleyview Arena.
Speedy Caden Danbrook scored two goals for the Venom, who got singles from Gavin Fleck, Jacob Green, Cory Lazar and Ben Imrich.
Vernon played most of the first period a man short as they got into penalty trouble. Fleck scored on a rebound off of Danbrook’s breakaway attempt to tie it 1-1 before Kamloops took a 2-1 lead midway through the second period. The teams traded goals until late in the third period when Vernon potted back-to-back goals to break a 4-4 tie.
The Venom shut down the Penticton Junior Vees 2-0 Sunday at Wesbild Centre.
Goalies Tyler Sedlacek and Dalton Stenberg played strong in net and shared the shutout.
Vernon opened the scoring on a Fleck goal, assisted by Landen Harison and Brayden Beacom. The Venom made it 2-0 midway through the second period on Fleck’s second goal, assisted by Beacom.
The Venom played a strong team game with workhorse defenceman Connor Hansen having another good game and forward Evan Trottier playing his best game of the season.
The North Okanagan Knights ambushed the Westside #2 Warriors 15-3 in Saturday Senior Atom action at Nor-Val Sports Centre.
Mitchell Brown, Nicholas Walker, Wesley Graves and Brandon Matvenko each scored twice for the Knights, while singles went to Alex Gilowski, Korden Haller, Trevor Kennedy, Bryan Brew, Eli Dwyer and Michael Kormany.
Caedon Bellmann allowed one goal in the first half and Easton Hunter allowed two in the second half for a solid goaltending performance.
The Coca-Cola Midget Tier 2 Vipers lost 3-2 to Kamloops #2 Saturday at Memorial Arena despite excellent goaltending by Bruin Stair and a dynamite third period.
The teams went to the dressing room tied 2-2 with Viper goals by Tyson Clark and Taylor Hamilton-Gee.
“The Vipers came out strong after the ice clean and upped the intensity in the third period, which resulted in a number of good scoring chances,” said Coca-Cola coach Rob Spraggs.
“Great play by the Kamloops goalie thwarted the Vipers and stole the game for Kamloops. The Vipers’ dominance in the third period was started by a couple of great energy shifts by Jaydon Agar, Chad Thomas and Brad Jones.
“The other lines fed off of that energy and hemmed Kamloops in their own end for much of the third, but lost it on a goal that seemed to roll up Bruin’s arm and over his shoulder.”
The Vernon Home Building Centre Tier 1 Midget Vipers open the Calgary Edge Fall Classic by battling the St. Albert Saints Thursday afternoon.
Vernon tangles with the North East Calgary Blazers and North East Alberta Panthers Friday.
The Watkin Motors Pee Wee Tier 1 Mustangs lost 3-0 to Kamloops Jardines Blazers for the second time in as many weeks.
The ever-improving Mustangs again got stellar goaltending from the tandem of Coner Webb and Shane Meadahl. The Watkin Motors crew, led by Connor Johnston, used their speed up front to generate many quality scoring chances.
The Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Renegades lost 4-2 and 7-2 o the host Prince George Cougars in Bantam Tier 1 league play.
The Renegades got goals from Cole Woodliffe and Julian Darkanzli in a close loss Saturday with Louis Springer sharp in goal.
The Cougars grabbed a 3-0 lead just 15 minutes into Sunday morning’s tilt. Jeff Bochon and Blaine Caton scored for Sun Valley. Bryce Dyck and Springer shared the goaltending duties. Vernon is in the Regina tourney this weekend.
The Vernon Machine Vipers split a pair of Bantam Tier 3 league games, falling 4-3 to Kelowna on Saturday before clipping the Merritt Centennials 3-2 Sunday at Civic Arena.
Bryce Pyle, assisted by Alex Richardson and Jarett Campbell, opened the Vipers’ offence versus Kelowna. Gabe Turner, from Kaden Black and Brian Ferguson, and Bryton Stead, assisted by Richardson and Michael LeNoury, completed the Vernon offence.
Kelowna netted the winner with 2:11 left to deal Vernon their first league loss. The 5-1 Vipers thought they had equalized in the last minute on a shot by Zach Manton, but the referee ruled no goal as the net was pushed off by the goalie.
Austin Dixon, with two goals, and Michael LeNoury, with his first goal of the year, from Austin Derkach and Ferguson, handled the Machine crew scoring. Richard Thompson and Stead drew assists on Dixon’s winner.
The Bantam Vipers are in the Victoria Remembrance Day tourney this weekend.
The Nixon Wenger Tier 3 Pee Wee Jets jolted the host Winfield Bruins 6-2 Sunday.
The Jets went into the third period leading 2-1 in a tight, defensive battle until the 16-minute mark when the Jets exploded with three goals in three minutes.
Scoring came from Josh Bridge, Zach Agar, Jaxson Cummings, Coleton Bilodeau, Dawson Boyce and Nick Cherkowski. Jenna Fletcher and Kyle Sherwood each notched a pair of assists.
The Jets outshot the Bruins 33-21 with Kieran Watts and Jayden Jensen-Hunter sharing the net duties with solid efforts. The Jets remain undefeated in league play.
The Pee Wee Tier 3 Fix Auto Predators beat host Penticton 5-1 at McLaren Aren,a outlasted Westside 9-6 at Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong and drew 2-2 with Kamloops at Valleyview Arena.
Jordan Campagnola’s big slapshot rebound was tapped in by Mika Burns to open the Preds’ scoring in Penticton. Drayden Dougan earned a pair to end the second, while Drayden Harshenin’s wrap around and Joe Eggert’s buzzer beater with one second left, completed the offence.
Eggert pulled the hat trick against Westside, while Stephane Richard picked up a pair and singles went to Mason McLennan, Dex Elders and CJ Storey.
Richard’s unassisted opener in the first put the Preds up in Kamloops, but by the third they were trailing as goalie Ethan Huizinga stood on his head to keep the game within reach. Debalinhard’s blast from the point redirected off Dougan’s stick for the equalizer with less than two minutes left.
The Vernon Lakers had a tie and a loss in weekend pee wee girls hockey action.
The Lakers overcame a 2-0 deficit Saturday in Kamloops at the Memorial Arena to take a 3-2 lead, but settled for a 3-3 draw with the Kamloops Atom Development #2 team.
Cassidy Marshall got the Lakers on the scoreboard, set up by Andie Kaneda who would tie the game 2-2 on an unassisted effort.
Carli Southam gave Vernon a 3-2 lead as she pounded in a goal with Mairyn Tucker and Emily Clarke drawing assists.
Samantha Head made 27 stops in goal for the Lakers, who fell 3-1 to the the Salmon Arm #1 Development team Sunday in Enderby.
Southam had the lone goal, assisted by Clarke and Kaneda, while Head was amazing in goal, making 26 saves.
Salmon Arm Female Midget Tier 1 Silvertips had a great weekend, shading Kelowna 3-2 Sunday at the Capital News Centre after tying Kamloops 2-2 Saturday at the Wesbild Centre. Sarah Botter and Maddison Turner scored in the tie with Vernon’s Summer Jespersen earning one assist.
Lisa Campeau, Turner and Botter scored for the Silvertips in Kelowna. Jespersen had two helpers.