Morning Star Staff
The M&K-Ready Mix Demons bowed 6-5 to the host Lumby Stars in North Okanagan Atom Super League hockey action Saturday.
Chris Bond, Kevin Morgan, Shaelyn Cecchini Rowan Bedard and Dawson Martian scored for the Demons, who erased a 5-2 deficit with some awesome goaltending by Tyler Hamilton.
Hamilton was forced to make some acrobatic saves which included a left-toe save that came from high in the slot. Jordyn Morris had one assist.
In Pee Wee Super League action, the Stevenson Mechanical Blues recorded a pair of wins.
The Blues improved to 5-0 with a 4-2 win over the visiting Winfield #2 Bruins Sunday afternoon at Priest Valley Arena.
Third-period goals from Braydie Allen-Webber (2g) and Reid Lawrence snapped a 2-2 tie.
Zack Laranjo had the other goal for Stevenson Mechanical, who received a 20-save performance from Dylan Blazek.
The Blues opened the weekend with a 4-2 win over the Salmar Classic Titans Saturday morning at the Shaw Centre. Cody Webb snapped a 1-1 tie midway through the second with his first of two goals, and scored what proved to be the winner nine seconds into the third period, converting a sweet pass from Lawrence.
Allan-Webber and Lawrence each had 1+1 for the Blues, who started Sam Knox in goal. Knox was solid in his half of play, as was Blazek for the final 30 minutes, each goalie giving up just one goal.
Reece Hawthorne was superb in taking first star as the Bannister Chev Flames stopped the host Bruins 6-2 Saturday afternoon.
Nick Mitchell (4), Jacob Barnett, with his first minor hockey snipe, and Callum Leong, led the Flames, who got three assists from Chase Batchelor and two from d-man Carter Morris. Zane Ferguson and Alex Hopfner replied for Winfield.
Mitchell scored a deuce as the Flames toppled the Butcher Boys Titans Sunday at PV. Carly Southam, Leong and Morris had singles in support of Hawthorne, named first star again.
Landen Harison (2), and Chris Aldrich countered for Butcher Boys.
The Titans got two goals from Sean Howard in a 6-3 win over the North Okanagan Knights Saturday. Jacob Baycroft, Tyson Sampert, Talon Williams and Harison also scored.
The Lumby Stars, sponsored by Terry’s Automotive and Kineshanko Logging Ltd., grounded the Salmon Arm Tiger Sharks 9-2 at Hucul Pond.
Josh Litven scored four goals, with quick d-man Tanner Franje Gilbert recording two and singles coming from Drew Mackenzie, Morgan Holland and Trayton Phillips in front of a solid Cameron Pryor.
Stars of the game were Emily Romailler, Payton Kineshanko and Holland.
In Midget Super League play, the Vernon KT’s Blues shut out the Winfield Bruins 5-0 Saturday at Civic Arena.
Kyle Clarke pockted 2+1, while Austin Derkach, Rowan Lewis-Hatherley and Cameron Sawdon added singles. Travis Webster and Austin Bosquet both had two assists.
The Blues bounced Lumby 5-2 Sunday with goaltender Austin Goss terrific, stopping three breakaways in a three-minute span. Clark (3), Derkach and Liam Semeniuk handled the offence.
Justin Mitchell, a 20-year-old overager, pulled the hat trick as the Talon Benefits Hawks outlasted the host Salmon Arm Lakeside Printing 8-6. Adam Fenske, with 2+2, Landon Munk with a deuce and Jeff Hiscoe completed the offence. D-men Bryton Stead and Max Mitchell each earned three assists.
The Nedco Dudes brushed back the host Lumby Stars 4-3 Saturday with Dallas Zupp supplying 1+3 and singles coming from Taylor Hamilton Gee and d-man Kyle Evans, on a power play, top-shelf snipe.
In Bantam play, the Corbett Office Supply Spartans battled to a 4-4 draw with the Scotiabank Lighting Saturday night at PV Arena.
Nick Mann opened the Spartan scoring on a breakaway with a shot high to the glove side after a great pass from Jim Brodoway. Brett Lambert tied it for the Bolts nine minutes later and then Brodoway batted a puck out of the air into the net after a Reece Schroeder shot.
Alex Laurila converted on a hard, low shot after a great rink-length rush by Billy Cawthorn who was the Spartan inspirational player of the game. Cam Mackenzie equalized for the Bolts late in the second and then Mann scored a carbon-copy of his first goal after a great pass from Paul Rogers. Lambert tied it with four minutes to go. Sam Eggert also scored for Scotiabank. Chris Moore was solid in the Corbett net.
The Lightning bowed 6-1 to the Interior Savings Flyers Sunday for their first loss of the season. Mackenzie scored the Scotiabank goal.
The Flyers got great goaltending by both Garrett Adams and Joseph Tronson and excellent defensive play by Darnell Hauca, who also earned two unassisted goals.
Solid play came from from d-men Jakob Alexis, Tiege Doughty, and Cole Bradley. Adam Roemer (3) and Keefer Kaempf also scored.
The visiting Flyers clipped the Salmon Arm Fix It Auto 5-4 Saturday with Roemer (3+1, Brendan Horsfield and Bradley handling the attack.
The Five Star Awards Bulldogs bounced the Winfield Bruins 8-0 Saturday with captain Mac Gourdine and Seth Blundell each bagging 2+1. Brennan Seltzer counted 1+2, while Tyler Semeniuk, Nic Poirier and Tyler Riva also scored. Rhys Larsen and Colton Annis shared the shutout.
On Sunday, the Bulldogs shaded the Salmon Arm Fix It Auto Silverblades with Blundell pulling the hat trick and Seltzer getting 2+2.
The Dawgs got great work from Tylee Cooper, Gaman Nijjar, Lucas Williams, Jessica Chillihitzia and Connor Granger.