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Ice Army strike gold in Osoyoos

Hunter Farrell scored 2:42 into overtime as the Ice Army shaded Chilliwack Stars 6-5 in the Osoyoos Atom House Hockey Tournament A final

  • Jan. 15, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Morning Star Staff

Hunter Farrell scored 2:42 into overtime as the Lakeside Printing Ice Army shaded Chilliwack Stars 6-5 in the Osoyoos Atom House Hockey Tournament A final Sunday. at the Sun Bowl.

Chilliwack forced extra play by equalizing with 7.7 seconds left in the third period.

Vernon got regulation goals from Garrin Best, Nate Williamson, Ben Bradford, Ethan Wilby and Farrell, who went five-hole in overtime, assisted by Cole Gartner.

In the morning semifinal, the Ice Army clipped the Winfield Bruins 2-1 on snipes from Farrell and Best. Assists went to Hannah Robertson and Williamson.

Vernon outlasted the Chilliwack Storm 7-6 Saturday night with Farrell and Wilby getting hat tricks and Best adding a single. Assists came from Kiley Sheldrake, Williamson, Bradford, Robertson, Connor Johnson, Gartner, Evan Hopkins, and Spencer Elder.

Vernon iced the Kelowna Sharks 5-4 Saturday morning with Best and Wilby each supplying deuces and  Owen Both bagging his first goal of the season. Tage Nanji, Gartner, Nate Williamson, Elder, Ebony Patrick and Robertson recorded clutch helpers.

Farrell registered the hat trick as the Ice Army raided the West Kelowna Kings 6-2 in their opener.  Wilby (2) and Best completed the offence.

Vernon showed great work ethic, bold defensive play, strong backchecking and solid goaltending by Zach Bouchard all weekend. Garth Gartner, Braden Robertson, Ryan Williamson and Chris Bradford coach the Army.

Bronze for Butcher Boys Rebels

The Butcher Boys Rebels medalled at the Vernon Pee Wee Star Puck Wars Tournament, taking the bronze game 6-1 over the Penticton Hurricanes  Sunday at Civic Arena.

Reilly Teager popped a pair, including the winner with a flashy breakaway move 11:29 into the first.  Morgan Martens unleashed his heavy shot to open the scoring with help from Cole Grevatt and Kayden Bowering.  Brooklynn Walters and Connor Cecchini combined to spring Teager for his first, and then Bryce Lauer gave Vernon a 3-0 cushion with a bomb from the point.

The Rebels counted again late in the second when Dawson Twamley and Kobe Marchand worked the puck into the slot for Ephren Potter-Cramer, and he pulled the trigger. Twamley and Marchand next set up Teager early in the third, and Twamley later notched one himself with a lethal backhand, assisted by Gabe Jones.

After falling to the gold-medalist Kelowna Sharks 6-1 on Friday, the Rebels overpowered the Kamloops Spartans 10-2 and the Penticton Hurricanes 7-1 Saturday.

Bedard, Bowering, Potter-Cramer, and Twamley each bagged a pair of goals in the rout of Kamloops.  Grevatt and Teager also scored.  Bedard added four assists, while Soon served up three.  Against Penticton, Teager and Quinn Soon each dazzled with a pair of high-speed, high-skill goals.  Grevatt, Potter-Cramer, and Bedard collected singles.

Grevatt was a model of consistency throughout the tournament, collecting points in all four games while doing yeoman’s work on the defensive side.  Winger Paige Brayshaw provided pluck and playmaking.

Versatile Tyler Hamilton was a force up front and on the back end.  Often sensational, Jakob Aeichele and Kassidy Schaper-Kotter combined to make 75 saves for the Rebels, posting a 2.50 GAA.

Game MVP Awards went to Lauer, Potter-Cramer, Grevatt, and Aeichele.  Martens, Bedard, Bowering, and Soon earned Heart & Hustle Awards.

The Lumby Stars (sponsored by Bannister GM and Great West Equipment) ambushed Salmon Arm Fix Auto 13-0 in Pee Wee Super League play Saturday at Pat Duke Memorial Arena.

Tye Krause rang up 4+3, while Zachary Young produced 3+2 and Ryder Quibell compiled 3+1. Call-ups Jack Laventure and Kyle Wheeler each counted 1+2, while Mia Maltman also scored. Peter Romailler was strong defensively and bagged two helpers in support of Parker Stadnyk.

The Stars lost 2-1 to visiting Salmon Arm Salmar Classic Titans Sunday with affiliate Bryden Murray getting the Lumby goal.

In Atom action, the Lumby Stars ran into a hot goalie at Pat Duke Saturday morning but they stuck with their game-plan and outlasted Salmon Arm 4-2.

With a defence-first mentality, the Stars switched gears and threw everything at the net to try and get a couple past the tender.

Garrett Louis, Riley Dewhirst and Grady Krause didn’t miss an assignment all morning and kept the Salmon Arm attack to the outside.

On Sunday, Jenna Maltman scored the most celebrated goal all season for the Stars as they beat North Okanagan Knights 7-2. Owen Gorious just missed on several quality chances.

Kings brush back Snakes 4-3

Brett Lambert scored three times as the Corbett Office Kings held off the Vernon Authentic Plaque & Trophy Snakes 4-3 in Midget Super League play Saturday night at Civic.

Seb Wenger netted the winner with 5:21 to play, assisted by Leland Riguedell. Noah Foufoulas was solid for the win.

Callum Leong, with a rocket from the slot for his first of the season, Cole Martin and Darnell Hauca replied for the Snakes. Rhys Larsen and Jake Holland were stellar in sharing the loss.

D-man Rylee Johnson counted two solo snipes in the first period as the Kings zapped the Nedco Gunslingers 8-2 Sunday night.

Riguedell (2), Lambert, Cole Benjaminsen, Reid Lawrence, Riguedell and Cole Bradley rounded out the 13-1 KIngs’ offence. Aaron Botterill and Braydie Allan answered for Nedco in the third period.

The game ended with two minutes left when Gunslinger goalie Dylan Blazek was injured in a collision with Lambert.

The Gunslingers and North Okanagan battled to a 4-4 tie Saturday in Enderby.

Dexter Weiten put the Gunslingers on the scoreboard three minutes in, recovering the rebound of Travis Aeichele and going top shelf with a wrister.

Chris Moore fired a beauty pass to Sean Howard across the crease in the second and Howard roofed a backhander. Allan unloaded a blistering slapshot which was re-directed in by Howard.

D-man Tanner Franje-Gilbert scored early in the third to keep the Gunslingers ahead, unleashing a screened snapshot through heavy traffic.

Nedco received strong defensive play from Gilbert, Travis Aeichele, Allan and goalie Isaac Waldemaras. The Gunslingers (7-7-2) found the post four times.

Female Midget Stars drop pair

The Lumby Female Midget Stars lost 3-1 to Chase and 7-4 to Kelowna in a pair of home games.

Taylor Cousins scored the Stars’ lone goal versus Chase, assisted by Taylor Sexsmith.

On Sunday,  the Stars got goals from Vanessa Yaremcio, Payton Kineshanko (her first of the year), Emily Romailler and Morgan Holland. Three stars of the game were Haylee Gosselin, Kineshanko and Kalen Webster.