The Lumby Stars grounded the Ridge Meadows Jets 6-3 in Sunday’s final of the North Okanagan Knights Atom Hockey Tournament in Armstrong.
Linden Catt (1+2), from Zach Young, got the stars on the board in the first period. Ryder Quibell brought the Stars within one at the start of the third.
Tournament MVP Tye Krause (3+1) and Young, supplied third-period snipes. Lumy got great support from blueliners Peter Romailler and Kaleb Pachal and marvellous goaltending from Ethan Keber.
Krause pocketed 4+2 and game MVP Mia Maltman netted the winner as the Stars bounced the North Delta Blades 9-2 in the semifinals.
Catt added 2+2, Young earned 1+2 and Romailler provided 1+3 in front of a stellar Parker Stadnyk. Dominik Porteous and Cameron Smithson were dynamic on defence.
Lumby, sponsored by Terry’s Automotive and Irly Building Centre, shaded the West Kelowna Sharks 3-2, tied the Jets 3-3 and iced the Kelowna Flyers 7-2 in pool play.
Heart & Hustle award winner Krause scored twice with assists going to Zach Young and Russel Nielson versus the Sharks. Ryder Quibell fired the winner, assisted by Catt.
Krause (2) and Keber handled the offence in the draw with the Jets. Catt counted two helpers and Stadnyk took the Heart & Hustle honour.
Quibell pulled the hat trick as Lumby stormed Kelowna, Catt dialing a deuce and singles coming from Krause and Pachal(1+1). Keber was sharp in goal and Catt scooped the Heart & Hustle.
Reid Mitchell and Nick Mitchell each scored twice as the undefeated Corbett Office Plus Sharks iced the DCT Chambers Marauders 6-3 in a Bantam Super League showdown Sunday night at Civic Arena.
Mitchell also had one helper, while linemate Brennan Schwark added 1+2 and Brandon Lehoux had the other Shark snipe in front of Tyler Riva and Rhys Larsen. The Sharks (8-0) got dynamite defence from Jake Pelletier, Jonas Ramsey, Alex Laurila, Tyson Sampert, Troy Main and Lucas Towers.
Sam Frisby, Zach Agar and Landon Currie replied for the Marauders, who got stellar netminding from Noah (Fouf) Foufoulas.
Schwark, with 3+3 and Mitchell, with 3+1, led the Sharks in an 11-3 ambush of the North Okanagan Knights Saturday at Enderby Arena.
Kevin Sullivan snagged 2+2, while Lawrence pocketed 1+3, Seb Wenger earned 1+2 and Towers scored once in support of Larsen. Austin Clarke, Clayton Thielman and Devon Rempel replied for the Knights.
At the Sicamous Recreation Centre Saturday, the line of Frisby, Aaron Botterill and Cam MacKenzie combined for 12 points as the Marauders iced Salmon Arm North Broadview Plumbing and Heating 12-2.
Frisby had 3+2, Botterill 2+3 and MacKeznie 1+3 to propel the Marauders. Josh Bridge added 2+2 to support goalie Sam Knox, who went the distance. Other goal scorers were Tavyn Best, Chris Aldrich, Finn O’Keefe and Cole Martin while d-man Braydie Allen-Webber picked up his first point of the year with an assist.
The Lumby Stars toppled Salmon Arm Blackburn Excavating 10-3 in Midget action Saturday at Pat Duke Memorial Arena.
D-man Cody Bauml counted 3+1 for the Stars, while Wyatt Warnes earned 2+3 and Jayden Pedersen and Marshall Box each bagged deuces. Reid Hackett scored once, while Zach Kuperus picked up three helpers. The Stars went to 5-3.
Brett Jewell and Aaron Keryluke each supplied 2+2 as the Nedco Coyotes gobbled up Talon Benefits Winterhawks 10-5 in Midget play Saturday at Civic.
Brett Lambert and Adam Sacht also netted a pair for the 6-0-1 Desert Dogs, who got 1+2 from Cameron Sawdon.
Billy D’s Family Restaurant Xplosion bounced Butcher Boys Raptors 7-1 in Pee Wee action Saturday at Kal Tire Place
The Xplosion jumped out to a 3-1 lead after two periods on two beauty unassisted goals by Aaron Jodoin. Emily Wilson-Francois went hard to the net and found paydirt as she capitalized on a rebound, assisted by Zack Laranjo and Liam Reid.
Replying for the Raptors was Brayden Riguidel, assisted by Chase Batchelor and Jacob Brewer.
The Xplosion caught fire in the third period and counted four unanswered goals by Dawson Martian, unassisted; Noah Clarke on a break-away pass from Wilson-Francois; Keenon Jeberg, assisted by Noah Clarke and Martian; Laranjo assisted by Jodoin. Eric Foufoulas recorded some fantastic saves for the win.
Butcher Boys recovered Sunday for a 7-5 win over the Knights Sunday night at Civic with Carter Morris, Maisun Ang-Hamilton, Nicolas Petty, Shaun Huizinga, Brady Szeman, Sapien Joe and Brewer handling the offence.
The Xplosion and Stevenson Mechanical T-Birds tied 6-6 Friday night at Priest Valley Arena.
Atom-call up Steel Quiring bagged the hat trick in a spectacular Pee Wee debut to spark the Xplosion, who were shortstaffed.
In a see-saw battle, the T-Birds grabbed a 3-0 first-period lead on goals by Jadon Foster, Michael Pusey and Brady Beacom.
Martian and Quiring, with a deuce, levelled the score before the T-Birds went up 5-3 on snipes by Beacom and Pusey.
Billy D’s ignited again to tie it on goals by Liam Reid and Quin Williamson, on a bullet from the point. With 2:30 left, Quiring, in Pavel Bure-like fashion, turned on the jets to split the defence and put the Xplosion up 6-5. The T-Birds pulled their goalie for an extra attacker and Jacob Wethaufer, assisted by Elias Wery, equalized with 34 seconds remaining.
Said Xplosion coach Dan Wilson said: “I’m sure Steel Quiring will never forget this game. He fit in nicely and developed some chemistry with his older teammates. Not only was he the youngest player on the ice, he was the best player on the ice against the top Pee Wee team in the league. What a talent.”
Lumby outlasted the North Okanagan #2 Knights 8-5 in Pee Wee action Saturday with Tanner Franje-Gilbert, Drew Mackenzie and Josh Litven each netting two goals.
Morgan Holland opened the attack with a beauty after a slick pass from Tage Kineshanko. Drew Mackenzie put Lumby up 3-1 with two quick goals, both assisted by Litven, who made it 4-1, from Rory Campbell.
It was 6-5 Stars before Litven added his second, assisted by Payton Kineshanko and Mackenzie. Tage Kineshanko added his own on an breakaway pass from sister Payton to finish the scoring.
Vanessa Yaremcio, Kineshanko and Gilbert provided solid defence in front of a superb Michael Preston.