Morning Star Staff
The Lumby Atom Stars finished off a solid 2015 hockey season with a 10-1 win over host Sicamous Saturday morning.
Tori Maltman led the charge with a hat trick in the first period as the line of Maltman, Jack Laventure and Ben Currie used the their speed to their advantage on the big ice.
Noah Rannelli potted goals one and two on the season after some gritty work around the net. Kyle Wheeler was using all his tools and blasted one slapshot bar down.
The Corbett Office Kings will spend Christmas in the penthouse of the North Okanagan Midget Super League.
Cole Benjaminsen scored twice and goalie Ethan Huizinga played out and scored once as the Kings stuffed winless Salmon Arm Blackburn Excavating 6-1 Saturday in Sicamous.
Alyssa Racine, Jim Brodoway and Brett Lambert also scored for the Kings (10-1) in support of Noah Foufoulas.
Lambert supplied 4+3 as the Corbett crew ambushed the North Okanagan Knights 10-2 Friday night at Civic Arena.
Benjaminsen added 2+3, while Cole Bradley also bagged a deuce and singles came from Reid Lawrence and Leland Riguedell. D-man Mac Gilchrist had two helpers. Liam Remple and Travis Schroepfler replied for the Knights (4-6-2).
Remple and Jordan Campagnolo pocketed the goals and Levi Petersen recorded several huge stops as the Knights held off the Vernon Authentic Trophy & Plaque Snakes 2-1 Saturday night at Priest Valley Arena.
Tyler Semeniuk replied for the shorthanded Snakes, who got a stellar two-way game from Bantam call-up Landen Harison and great goaltending from Jake Holland. The Snakes are 5-6.
Adam Roemer rang up two goals as the Talon Benefits Thrashers grounded the Nedco Gunslingers 5-2 Saturday.
Rowan Wood, Owen Cusveller and Nick Demetrick netted singles for the second-place Thrashers (9-1-1) at Civic.
Chris Moore scored early in the first for the Gunslingers, with assists from Colton Schaper-Cotter and birthday boy/captain Parker Wadsworth. Nick Mann popped in a goal midway through the third, assisted by Schaper-Cotter. Nedco is 6-5-1.
The Gunslingers rebounded Sunday by icing Blackburn Excavating 5-2 at Civic.
Wadsworth leveled the score at 1-1 early in the first with a well executed, back-handed wrister, set up by a wicked pass in traffic from Maguire Dickinson.
With the score 2-1 for Salmon Arm in the second, Dickinson broke up the play and stole the puck in his own end and rifled a beauty pass to Moore, who equalized with a top-shelf wrister.
The third period was all Gunslingers with Mann firing a snapshot that brushed past the post and in (assists to Aaron Botterill and Sean Howard).
Moore converted again with a top cheddar shot that went bar down (assists to Dexter Weiten and goalie Isaac Waldemaras).
Wadsworth scored late in the third, with a beauty snapshot set up by d-man Braydie Allan and Moore.
The Interior Savings Credit Union Lions enter the Christmas break in top spot at 9-2 after a pair of wins.
Harison wired five goals as the Lions thumped the DCT Chambers Bandits 6-1 in Bantam play Friday night.
The Lions brushed back the Five Star Awards Outlaws 5-3 Sunday with Zach Manthorne connecting twice and singles going to Maisun Ang-Hamilton, Aiden Rivard and Sapian Joe.
Elias Wery and Tanner Bueckert worked a gorgeous passing series to set up Rivard’s winner.
Jared Ross was spectacular in net for the Lions, getting bold help from the defence of Wery, Ryan Vandersande, Keenan Jeberg and Buekert. Jacob Baycroft, Caleb James, Tage Kineshanko, and Derek Pereboom delivered some key offensive plays to keep pressure in the Outlaws’ zone.
Kaden Doughty and Jaxxon Collard each recorded hat tricks as the Outlaws bounced the Bandits 9-1 Saturday night at PV.
Ashton Pede, with a deuce, and Adam Young completed the Five Star sttack. Doughty added two assists for the 4-8 Outlaws.
Kristen Anderson replied for the Bandits (4-9)
In Pee Wee Super League play, the first-place Butcher Boys Rebels belted Salmon Arm Askew’s Foods 6-0. Saturday at PV.
Late in the first, Cole Grevatt stole the puck at centre ice, worked a give-and-go with Ronan Bedard, and opened the scoring with a low laser to the stick side.
Rebel goaler Jakob Aeichele held the fort as Askew’s pressed in the second period, first squelching a point-blank chance and then snuffing out a breakaway.
Brooklynn Walters took charge, feeding Reilly Teager for a shot, which kicked out to Connor Cecchini, and he converted bar down. Later in the frame, Teager took away the puck on the left side boards, breezed across the goalmouth, and flipped in a backhander.
In the third, Teager poked a loose puck to Bedard, who found Kayden Bowering alone in front, and he stuffed it in with a second effort. Quinn Soon then took off, warped through the neutral zone, and wired a wrister top corner. Stalwart d-man Bryce Lauer then saved a goal with a well-timed block in the crease.
At 13:06, Bowering found the net after a turnaround shot from Bedard. Kassidy Schaper-Kotter shut down two late breakaways, securing the shutout. Butcher Boys are 10-0-1.