Keegan Desjarlais of the Vernon Blues (left) and Vincent Nagy of the Lumby Stars dive for the puck as they battle it out in the Lumby Initiation Hockey Tournament Saturday at Pat Duke Memorial Arena.

Keegan Desjarlais of the Vernon Blues (left) and Vincent Nagy of the Lumby Stars dive for the puck as they battle it out in the Lumby Initiation Hockey Tournament Saturday at Pat Duke Memorial Arena.

Rebels chasing hockey title

The Vernon Rebels and Bannister Chev Blazers will decide the North Okanagan Super Pee Wee Hockey League banner today

Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Rebels and Bannister Chev Blazers will decide the North Okanagan Super Pee Wee Hockey League banner today (4 p.m.) at Priest Valley Arena.

Christopher Reinhardt erupted for six goals as the Rebels outlasted the Butcher Boys Snipers 9-6 in league play Saturday morning at Civic Arena.

Nicolas Petty (2) and Liam Reid completed the 13-2-2 Rebel offence.

Reinhardt supplied four goals as the Rebels ambushed the Winfield Bruins 9-0 Sunday.

Petty, Reid, Andrew Kositsin, Koll Cherkowski and Ryan Vandesande counted singles. Jakob Aeichele and Kassidy Schaper-Kotter handled the Rebel goaltending duties.

The Stevenson Mechanical Bolts clinched third spot with a 6-0 rout of the North Okanagan Knights at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

The Bolts had struggled previously against the Knights, scoring twice in two losses.

This time, the Bolts stormed out of the gate, pinning the Knights in their own end for much of the first period.

In the 13th minute, a Knight shooter took aim at a wide open Bolt net, but guardian Teja Sheldrake warped across the crease to glove the incoming puck. Sheldrake went the distance for the shutout.

Just 30 seconds into the second stanza, Sapion Joe put the Bolts on the board with a high screamer from the slot, set up by Shaelyn Cecchini. In short order, Jordyn Morris dished to Caleb James and then tipped in his shot. Midway through the period, Morris took a Chris Bond pass on the right wing and centered to James, who went five-hole.

In the third, the Bolts kept pressing while playing air-tight defense.  Joe made it 4-0, sending the puck into the North Okanagan zone, retrieving it with a burst of speed, and then finishing upstairs.  Next, Jackson Soucy sent in James, and the left winger wheeled around a defender before sniping the short side, top corner.

Lastly, Bond cued up Ashton Pede in front, and Ronan Bedard smacked in the rebound to cap the scoring parade.

The DCT Chambers Coyotoes won two of three games in the Bantam Super League, finishing with a 7-5 loss to first-place North Okanagan Sunday at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

The third-place Coyotes were down 5-1 going into the third, but fought back with goals by Colton Schaper-Kotter, Landen Harison, Zack Laranjo and Jake Brewer.  Coyote goalie Craig Garnett played his best game of the season.

On Saturday, the DCT crew rolled over the Winfield Bruins 8-4 at PV Arena behind Harison’s sweet birthday hat trick.

Winfield was up 3-1 after 20 minutes, but the Coyote pack howled back with goals from Schaper-Kotter (2+1), Jacob Baycroft and Brewer. The Coyotes went up 6-4 in the third after a rush by Schaper-Kotter, with Laranjo burying the rebound.

In Friday play, Schaper-Kotter and Harison each recorded deuces as DCT grounded Interior Savings Just Orange 6-2 at PV. Brewer and Halle Higgins-Wilson added singles in support of Isaac Waldemaras.

Roadrunner Brady Beacom bagged a pair as the Five Star Awards Cougars iced Just Orange 5-3 Sunday at PV.

The Cougars opened the scoring at 1:53 of the first period when the smooth skating Elias Wery showed some nice hands scoring on a wraparound. Reid Lawrence and Beacom assisted.

Just Orange equalized at 12:57 of the second period on a goal by Chase Batchelor, unassisted.

Beacom made it 2-1 lead early in the third period and just 37 seconds later, Wery went hard to the net and scored his second of the game, assisted by Dexter Weiten and Beacom.

Michael Pusey pulled Just Orange within a snipe, assisted by Braydie Allan-Webber. The Cougars made it 4-2 midway through the period on a beautiful wrister, high to the glove side by Beacom, assisted by Wery. A minute later, Batchelor converted, unassisted.

Play went back and forth until Lawrence retrieved the puck in the corner and fed big d-man Talon Williams in the slot for insurance. Nicholas Maglio and Jordan Foster were stellar in net as the Cougars improved to 6-8-3.

Sam Knox and Caedon Bellman were solid in net for Just Orange (5-10-3).

After tying and losing to the Salmon Arm Fix Auto Senators, Chapperon Chillihitza counted four goals as the Cougars smothered the Sens 12-2 Friday night at PV.

Beacom and Lawrence each produced two goals, while Weiten, Tanner Franje-Gilbert, Jadon Foster and Emily Wilson-Francois earned singles.

Houston scored three times, Reece Hawthorne had three helpers and Batchelor added 1+2 as Interior Savings doubled Salmon Arm North Broadview Plumbing and Heating 8-4 Saturday at the Shaw Centre.

Allan-Webber, Evan Trottier, Seb Wenger and Dakota Becker rounded out the scoring for the Orange,