The North Okanagan Knights

Stars, Knights take tourney titles

The Lumby Bantam Stars and the North Okanagan Pee Wee Knights are hockey tournament champions.

Morning Star Staff

The Lumby Stars torched the Kelowna Senators 13-4 in Sunday’s final of the North Okanagan Knights Bantam Rec Hockey Tournament at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Noah Clarke (5G) unleashed a howitzer just 25 seconds in to jumpstart the Stars’ offence, followed 11 seconds later by a Tage Kineshanko (5+3) backhand to the top corner.

The Stars’ precision passing game proved too much for the shellshocked Senators, with Linden Catt (2+1) and captain Conner Seehaver (1+3) adding to the onslaught.

Rory Campbell contributed three assists, hard working winger Emma Roine added two and netminder Parker Stadnyk notched his second assist of the year to round out the offence

Matt Yaremcio and Emily Romailler were exceptionally stingy on the blue line and were a very physical presence in front of Stadnyk.

Kineshanko converted four times as the Stars mauled the Hope Wildcats 8-3 in the semifinal Sunday.

Campbell, Catt, Seehaver and Clarke produced singles, while Peter Romailler earned two helpers. Rory Campbell earned MVP honors with an incredible effort.

Lumby stuffed the Senators 6-2 in their tournament opener with Kineshanko netting a hat trick. Singles came from Linden Catt, Tye Krause and d-man Peter Romailler (1+2) with a beauty point shot on a feed from Domenik Porteous.

Emily Romailler added an assist while playing a strong defensive game with a broken toe.

Parker Stadnyk took MVP award with a stellar performance in net, making some incredible glove saves.

The Stars bounced Williams Lake 9-5 in a penalty-filled fiasco Saturday morning. Kineshanko supplied four snipes for MVP with Noah Clarke dialing a deuce. Campbell, Tye Krause and Catt added singles.

Krause pocketed 1+3 as the Stars slammed the Langley Eagles 7-0.

Seehaver, Catt, Campbell, Kineshanko, Matt Yaremcio and a point snipe from Emily Romailler also connected in support of Stadnyk. MVP was hustling d-man Porteous.

The Lumby coaches are Tim Seehaver, Kevin Porteous, James Hornell, Kirk Krause and Cole Young. The Stars carry sponsorship from Great West Equipment and Green Velvet Lawn Care.

The North Okanagan Knights toppled host Kelowna 16-3 in Sunday’s finals of a Pee Wee Tier 3 tournament.

Dawson Martin scored three times – twice shorthanded – with Devin Jameson (2) and James Walker handing the attack in front of a stellar Jaden McKim. The game was close until the ice clean when the Knights amped things up.

The Knights had earlier tied the Kelowna side 5-5 in preliminary play, where they also thumped Port Moody Panthers 11-1 and crushed Cranbrook 11-3 before ambushing Kelowna Rockets #1 10-4 in the semis.

The Knights head into their home tournament Jan. 6-8 having won two tournaments (Kelowna & Invermere) and snagging silver at the Vernon tourney.

The rest of the Knights’ roster: Dwayne Schwaerzle (assistant coach), Garrett Dale, Quito Bruns, Dallin Martin (assistant coach), Richard Burden, Grayson Williamson, Jacob Dewitt, Brayden Schwaerzle, Matt Buchanan (head coach), Alex Dunnett, John Spraggs, Adam Lemaire, Tuf Turnbull, Tegan Evans and Clayton Wallace.


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