Morning Star Staff
The Interior Savings Credit Union Lions rallied from a 2-0 deficit to outlast Five Star Awards Outlaws 10-6 in North Okanagan Bantam Super Hockey League play Sunday at Kal Tire Place.
Landen Harison netted 4+2 for the Lions, while Tage Kineshanko contributed 3+2 and Ryan Vandesande potted 2+1.
Maisun Ang-Hamilton opened the Lions’ scoring at 10:50, assisted by Zach Manthorne, who finished with three helpers. Sapian Joe got two assists in support of Jared Ross. Elias Wery and Keenon Jeborg were clutch on defence.
The Butcher Boys Rebels shaded Salmon Arm Askew’s Foods 2-1 at the Shaw Centre.
The best chance in the first period belonged to Salmon Arm, but Kassidy Schaper-Kotter came up with some top-corner robbery in the Vernon net.
Midway through the second, Rebels Dawson Twamley and Reilly Teager came close with some crafty combination plays around the Salmon Arm cage. On his next shift, Teager broke the deadlock, as he took Gabe Jones’s stretch pass on the right wing, cut in, and threaded the five-hole.
Jakob Aeichele took over the crease for Vernon, and promptly showed his snappy glove hand. Salmon Arm besieged the Rebels and scrambled one in late in the period.
The Rebel attack was unrelentless in the third. Paige Brayshaw got loose in the slot and pulled the trigger, but was again denied. Strong, heads-up play from pivot Ephren Potter-Cramer and dee Bryce Lauer and Brooklynn Walters propelled the Rebels.
Connor Cecchini’s furious forechecking flustered the Salmon Arm defenders. Finally, with just over a minute left, Soon stole the puck at the Salmon Arm line, finding Ronan Bedard on the right side. The slippery winger centered to Cole Grevatt, who whipped the winning goal high.
The Corbett Office Plus Kings defeated Vernon Nedco 8-2 in Midget league play Saturday night at Civic Arena.
The Kings opened a string of goals 20 seconds in with Brett Lambert scoring from Adam Sacht.
Shortly after, Alyssa Raccine scored from Leland Riguedell. Sacht, Cole Bradley, Lambert and Dakota Becker added first-period snipes.
Sacht converted in the second period, assisted by Riguedell. Nedco got third-period goals from Chris Moore, on a sweet dangle after a pass from Parker Wadsworth, and Eli Vlahos.
Lambert clicked in the final seconds from Liam Hennig.
Adam Roemer scored with 2:30 remaining as the Talon Benefits Hawks edged the Vernon Authentic Plaque & Trophy Snakes 3-2 in Midget play Sunday.
Roemer, who had been denied by Jacob Holland on two third-period breakaways, nicely finished a play involving Jaden Steinke and Layk Petersen.
Steinke and Rowan Wood also scored for the Hawks, who got all-world goaltending from Garrett Adams. Nick Mitchell and Talon Williams replied for the Snakes, whose MVP was Holland at Civic.
Captain Tyler Semeniuk scored twice as the Snakes came from behind to clip the North Okanagan Knights 4-3 in a Saturday matinee at Nor-Val Sports Centre.
Cole Martin went top cheddar for the winners with 17 seconds remaining, assists going to Branden Lehoux and Mitchell.
Lehoux opened the Snakes’ offence, from Martin and Darnell Hauca. Travis Scroepfler, Liam Dill and Mike Burden had the North Okanagan goals.