Morning Star Staff
The Nedco Fellas lost 2-0 to the host Richmond Seafair Islanders in Sunday’s final of a 12-team Midget Rec hockey tournament.
The shortstaffed Fellas, who lost Jene Desjarlais to illness after one period, competed hard before tiring.
“Give Richmond credit, they saw our short bench and wore us down,” said Nedco head coach Darren Zupp. “We couldn’t generate much offence and they did a great job of playing smart hockey. As coaches (Dallas Zupp, Ryan Beach, Daryl Brodoway and Brent Magnus) we are very proud of our team the way they battled all weekend.”
Eighth shooter Lee Brodoway went forehand-backhand to beat goalie Bryce Dyck as the Fellas edged the Talon Benefits Snakes 4-3 in a semifinal shootout.
Jim Brodoway, Sam Eggert and Lee Brodoway also scored for the Fellas, while Chase Larsen (2) and Braeden Doak replied for the Snakes, whose MVP was d-man Jeff Hiscoe.
Dyck and Ethan Huizinga of the Fellas were both spectacular in the overtime.
Nedco earlier clipped the Kamloops Lions 3-2, iced Saanich Braves 4-0 and shut out the Lumby Stars 2-0.
Dan Desjarlais, with his first of the year, Eggert and Nicholas Poirier supplied goals against Kamloops with Huizinga and Jared Larsen combining for the win. Eggert was game MVP.
Jene Desjarlais was all over the ice with 3+1 for game MVP versus Saanich. Brett Lambert also scored, while Poirier and Brooke Toop had two assists each. Huizinga and Larsen shared the shut-out.
Poirier, assisted by Eggert and Cole Martin, had the winner against the Stars. Jene Desjarlais, assisted by Brett Lambert, on a slick give-and-go, provided insurance. Larsen (MVP) and Ethan Huizinga split the shutout.
Hedley Larsen’s Snakes, meanwhile, got four goals from Jeremy Pogue as they opened the tourney by outlasting Seafair 7-6. Nikolai Negraiff (2) and Tim Ufimtseff competed the offence, while d-man Riley Johnson took MVP.
The Snakes then fell 4-3 to Penticton before stopping Saanich 5-3.
Alex Laurila, Pogue and Hiscoe netted snipes in the loss with Lucas Towers earning MVP. Martin Grenier scored twice for MVP, while Liam Hennig, Towers and Negraiff converted in the win.
The Vernon Seed Orchard Studs used a third-period surge to defeat Winfield Bruins 5-3 in Midget Super League play Sunday at Civic Arena.
Parker Wadsworth, with assists to Maguire Dickinson and Dominic Loosli, and Chris Moore, from Lucas Williams, put the Studs up 2-0 after 20 minutes.
Winfield rang up three snipes and held the lead for a mere eight seconds before Wadsworth/Dickinson/Loosli combined again.
In a penalty-filled third, Williams broke the deadlock from a scramble, assists going to cousins Travis Aeichele and Nick Mann. Kaylan Lawrence sealed things late on a sharp passing play from d-man Noah Debalinhard and Moore. Goalies Trey Spanier and Kieran Watts were solid.
Hat tricks abound for Coyotes
It was hat tricks all around as DCT Chambers Trucker Coyotes picked up three Bantam Super League points.
Landen Harison and Chris Aldrich each pulled hat tricks as the Coyotes iced the Interior Savings Just Orange 7-2 Saturday at Priest Valley Arena.
Aldrich also added three helpers and Harison two, while Zack Laranjo added a single. Sebastian Wenger and Brogan Houston replied for Orange.
Hat tricks continued Sunday as Colton Schaper-Kotter converted one in a 5-5 tie with Winfield at PV.
Jacob Brewer connected on a snap shot, while Laranjo picked up a loose puck and jammed it home with 52 seconds left. Coyote goalies Craig Garnett and Isaac Waldemeras had their hands full.
The Five Star Awards Cougars skated to a 5-5 tie with North Broadview Plumbing & Heating Saturday night in Salmon Arm.
The Cougars grabbed a 3-1 lead after one period on goals by Tanner Franje-Gilbert, assisted by Aaron Jodoin, Dexter Weiten on a slick pass from behind the net from Brady Beacom and Franje-Gilbert, unassisted.
The Cougars extended their lead to 4-1 early in the second period (19:41) on an unassisted goal by Weiten. Salmon Arm equalized at 4-4 early in the third and took the lead on Jaron Bootsma’s fourth goal of the game.
Franje-Gilbert completed his hat trick on a solo rush at 7:04. Both Jordan Foster and Nicholas Maglio were sharp in the Cougar net.
The Cougars grounded Just Orange 6-3 in exhibition play Sunday at Civic.
Keeneon Jeberg, Franje-Gilbert, Jadon Foster, Chapperon Chillihitzia, Aaron Jodoin and Talon Williams handled the Cougar attack with Emily Wilson-Francois pocketing two assists.
Wenger, with two, and Luca Maric,with his first of the year, scored for the Orange.
Laventure earns Stars’ hard hat
The Lumby Atom Stars (sponsored by Terry’s Automotive and Irly Bird Building Centre) ambushed the Vernon McDonalds Golden Warriors 11-2 Sunday at Kal Tire Place.
The Stars showed great teamwork and set up some fantastic goals for one another. Bryden Murray, Zachary Young, and Ryder Quibell scored more than once.
Quinten O’Neill, Faith Seehaver and Kyle Wheeler also netted goals in the third period. Jack Laventure received the hard hat for his hustle and extra effort.