Minor Hockey: Eagles roll to second place
Michael Van Unen (6) of the Kamloops Players Bench Predators chases the puck alongside Jared Broadfoot (15) of Kelowna's Pursuit of Excellence in Bantam Tier 2 Rep tournament play Saturday night at McArthur Island.
BANTAM TIER 2
The Player's Bench Raiders lost in a semifinal at their home tournament on McArthur Island.
Kamloops opened with a 4-0 victory over Salmon Arm, with Matthew Hicketts providing shutout goaltending. MVP Tony Dennis, with two, Max Patterson and Stefan Nesci had the goals, and Rylan Van Unen had three assists.
Patterson had a goal and four assists and Ryan Ignace had a goal and four helpers in a 10-5 victory over Prince George. Nesci and MVP Mac Alberts each scored twice, and Dennis, Van Unen, Matthew Facchinelli and Bennett Hunter, who also had two assists, scored the other goals. Reid Gladman was the winning goaltender.
The Raiders went on to lose 3-2 to Okanagan Hockey Academy. Nesci and Van Unen had the goals, Dennis had two assists and Hicketts was in goal. Ethan Kasten was game MVP.
Ignace scored twice and was MVP as Kamloops went on to tie Kelowna's Pursuit of Excellence Academy, 5-5. Nesci, Hunter and Van Unen also scored, Patterson had three assists and Shae Bruyere and Facchinelli each had a pair of helpers.
Gladman and Hicketts split the goaltending.
Kamloops lost 5-1 to Williams Lake in a semifinal. Nesci scored in support of Hicketts.
Nolan Viesner scored four goals and Cooper Macleod came through with three as the Thunder topped the Flyers, 8-3.
Levi Costigan also scored in support of winning goaltender Sam Benastick.
Brady Milburn, with two, and Reggie Newman scored for the Flyers, who had John Hicks in goal.
The Timbits Crushers edged the Timbits Rockets 8-7 in Novice Orange action Saturday at Valleyview Arena.
Zakery Anderson scored three times to lead the Crushers. Grady Egeland added two goals and Jagger DelaGorgendiere, Jake Bradley and Rhys Gustafson each tallied once.
Max Smith had two goals and two assists to boost the Rockets. Tyler Dhaliwal, Ryan Larsen, Rylan Newport, Jake Poulsen and Nate Van Unen each had one goal, and Ryan Watson picked up two assists for the Rockets, who went with Kolby Hay in net. Dhaliwal won the hardest-working-player hardhat, and Van Unen earned the coach's game puck.
Brett Calhoom scored two goals to lead the Flyers to a 6-3 victory over the She-Nucks on Sunday.
Reid Lougheed, Landan McGillis, Frankie Padar, with his first goal of the season, and Justin DeMaere also scored for the Flyers, who had Reegan Bruno in goal.
Elayne Einfeld, Linsay Mierer and Mya Mackreplied for the She-Nucks, who went with Haley Critch in goal.
Brett Olstad had three goals and three assists and Bailey Henry scored three goals and assisted on two others as the Beauts defeated the Shoppers Drug Mart Rockets, 10-8.
Nolan Dicostanzo had a goal and two assists for the Rockets and Pierce Huser also scored.
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Austin Mark-Hashimoto had four goals as the Thunder brought down the Jets, 7-4.
Ryland Nakashima, with two, and Josh Ippolito had the other goals for the Thunder, which had Dylan Czajkowski in goal. Hunter Braten had two assists.
Slater Gordon had a goal and two assists to lead the Jets, and Austin Morphy, Karn Mahal and Tyson Koehl also had goals in support of goaltender James Lamb.
The Big-O Tire Eagles wound up second at a tournament in Williams Lake over the weekend.
They opened with a 5-4 victory over the Williams Lake Orange. Evan Wynne, Justin Howson, Nick Robins, Cory Testawich and Zach Rachynski scored for the Eagles, with Testawich getting the Heart-and-Hustle Award.
In their second game, the Eagles got past the Williams Lake Blues Brothers, 3-1. Wynne, Rachynski and Alex Mori had the goals, with Kyle Haggerty earning the Heart-and-Hustle Award.
The Eagles then took out Quesnel Amboy Logging, 5-3, as Wynne scored twice and singles came from Nick Robins, Testawich and Rachynski, who got the Heart-and-Hustle Award.
That put the Eagles into the final, where they lost 6-3 to the Williams Lake Red Wings. Wynne, Haggerty and Puneet Parihar scored, with Cael Carter getting the Heart-and-Hustle Award.
The Warriors split a pair of weekend games.
They opened with a 3-1 victory over the Thunder. Connor Defoe scored twice and R.J. Gerow also scored in support of goaltender Joey McKinnon.
Michael Nolander scored for the Thunder, which had Nolan Austin in goal.
The Warriors went on to lose 10-9 to the Assassins, who got five goals from Tristan Coetzer and two each from Conlin Erichuk and Zachary Gilbert. Tristan Collins also scored, and Coetzer, Gilbert and Ryan Mitchell each had two assists for the Assassins, who started Spencer Ducharme in goal.
McKinnon was in goal for the Warriors, who got two goals and three assists from Jacob Haines. Corbin Guenther and Liam Campbell also scored two goals for the Warriors, with Amanda Martin, Spencer Forsythe and Defoe singling. Martin had three helpers, and Gerow helped out with two.
The Ice Kings lost in the B final at a tournament in Sicamous.
The Ice Kings opened with a 7-4 loss to the Kelowna Gators Hayden Buttazoni was in goal, and Dexter Williams was MVP after scoring twice. Matthew Coxon and Ethan Schanzenbach each scored a goal.
Kamloops went on to beat the Sicamous Predators, 8-3. Williams had four goals, and Evan Humphrey, Ryan Hurst, Coxon and Andrew Gemsa also scored. Schanzenbach was MVP.
The Ice Kings beat the Kamloops Legends, 8-2.
Williams had five goals, Coxon scored twice and Zachary Teale also scored in support of Buttazoni. Austin Burke was MVP.
Tyler Fernie and Michael Degasso scored for the Legends.
The Ice Kings went on to lose 3-2 to the Kamloops Roughnecks in the B final.
Coxon had both Kings goals. Maxwell Hinkson, with two, and Kyle Proulx scored for the Roughnecks.
The Titans lost twice, 8-4 to the Assassins and 13-11 to the Titans.
Nathan Underhill, with two, Ethan Bottle and Jameson Rende scored in the loss to the Assassins. Caleb Campbell was in goal and Rilen Trent won the heart and hustle belt.
Tristan Coetzer, with three, Jakob Bennett, with two, and Tristen Collins, Zach Gilbert and Conlin Erichuk scored for the Assassins, who had Spencer Ducharne in goal.
Rende had four goals and Underhill scored three in the loss to the Titans. Brooke Cave also scored twice, with Campbell and Max Card singling, Isaac Bean in goal and Denise Jackson winning the heart and hustle belt.
Nolan Austin had four goals and two assists for the Titans, Zac Banks and Adam Gordon each had three goals and two assists, and Raymond Shockey scored twice. Jacob Sherlock also scored and Kiel Schriml backstopped the victory.
The Roughnecks went 3-1 in winning the B final at a tournament in Sicamous.
The Roughnecks got three goals from Domenico Comito and two from Kyle Proulx in a 7-1 victory over the Westside Warriors. Player of the game Xander Denis and Keegan Leblanc also scored, with Colby Cooper chipping in three assists and Sterling Van Dehn picking up a pair. Sam Fawcett stopped 18 shots for the victory.
The Roughnecks lost 9-7 to the Kelowna Vipers. Max Hinkson, Devin Smith, Comita and Ben Smith were among the goal-scorers, while Fawcett's 35-save effort earned player-of-the-game honours.
Fawcett slammed the door shut in a 5-0 victory over the Salmon Arm Inferno, and Van Dehn was player of the game. Leblanc, Aidan McPhee, Josh Glover, Comita and Ben Smith had the goals.
The Roughnecks beat the Kamloops Ice Kings 3-2 in the B final. Hinkson, with two, and Proulx scored in support of Fawcett, who stopped 22 shots. Ben Smith had two helpers.
Tristan Coetzer scored five goals and added two assists as Team No. 6 edged Team No. 8, 10-9, on Sunday.
Conlin Erichuk and Zachary Gilbert, each with two, and Tristan Collins also scored for the winners. Gilbert and Ryan Mitchell each added two assists.
Team No. 8 got two goals from each of Jacob Haines, Corbin Guenther and Liam Campbell, and singles from Spencer Forsythe, Conor Defoe and Amanda Martin. Martin had three assists and Haines had a pair.
The Jardine's Blazers won their last two league games.
Kamloops beat Kelowna 7-2 on Saturday and 7-3 on Sunday to finish 14-1 and first overall.