Minor Hockey Roundup: Polacik fills net invitory for his boys


The Jardine's Blazers had the offence going in a pair of weekend league games in Prince George, but it only amounted to one point.

The Blazers lost 5-4 in the opener, before tying 7-7.

Jackson Caller, Michael Fidanza, Brendan Semchuk and Tre Dupilka-Sales scored in the opener, in which Spencer Eschyschyn played goal.

Reade Bentz had four assists, Fidanza had two goals and Cody Allen and Tyler Baker each had two helpers in the tie. Dupilka-Sales, Semchuk, Rob Johnson, Adam Toor and Austen McKean also scored for Kamloops, which had Matt Hicketts in goal.

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The Royal Purple Mystix lost 3-0 to Vernon on Saturday.

Ashlynn Neurauter and Sydney Carter split the goaltending.

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The 7 Point Millworks Jets only allowed one goal on the weekend, but only picked up three points.

Jared Sucro posted the shutout as the Jets beat Vancouver's Arbutus Club 5-0 in a Saturday exhibition. Brett MacDonald, with two, Ashton Taylor, Jarrod Semchuk and Luke Bateman scored the goals. Harjun Serown and Jackson Steed each had two assists.

The Jets and Salmon Arm tied 1-1 later Saturday. Jaden Zunti scored in support of goaltender Kimberley Davidson.


The Western Roofing Nailers went 2-1 on a busy weekend.

The Nailers opened with a 6-2 exhibition victory over the visiting Vancouver Arbutus Club. Logan Stankoven had two goals and two assists, Harrison Ewert also scored twice, and Andrew Senger and Noah Bradley also scored in the victory. Austin Krug and Adam Niles split the goaltending.

The Nailers dropped a road game against the Bruins in Winfield. Brendan Kirschner, Carter McLellan, Ewert and Bradley scored in the 5-4 loss. Krug was in goal.

Kamloops bounced back to dump the Kelowna Kings 7-2 at Interior Savings Centre.

Niles was the winning goaltender, and Stankoven had three goals. Bradley, with two, Jason Carroll and Matthew Mariona also scored in the victory. Mariona also had two assists.


The Scotiabank Bandits lost 11-3 to the Kelowna Legends on Saturday and 5-2 to Arbutus on Sunday.

Reed Watson scored twice and Ethan Kaban singled in the loss to the Legends in OMAHA league action. Bailey Monteith and Zach Kohorst split goaltending duties.

Michael Hutchison and Tyson Galloway had the Bandits' goals in the exhibition game against Arbutus, which hails from Vancouver. Kohorst was again between the pipes for Scotiabank.

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The Scotiabank Honey Badgers scored a 4-2 victory over the Steelhead on Friday at Memorial Arena.

Dawson Bradley, Grace Miller, Brendan Kohlberger and Carson Desmarais scored for the Honey Badgers, who had Nate Sandelescu in goal.

Cordell Davidson had two goals for the Steelheads, and Summit Krause-Love was in goal.

On Saturday, the Honey Badgers lost 6-5 to Team No. 8.

The winners got two goals from Keaton Dell. The other scorers weren't available.

Blake Ablitt,Desmarais, Madison Ouellette, Bradley and Devon Tournour scored for the Honey Badgers.


Jarret Daoust scored three times and Connor Hall singled as the Ice Dawgs beat the Predators, 4-2.

Austen Martin was the winning goaltender. Ryan Clark and Nolan Mongey scored for the Predators, who had Josh Harris in goal.


Christopher Penner scored twice and Sebastian Ouimet, Kyle Brayer, Joseph Benastick and Alexander Viventi singled as the Titans rode the goaltending of Elijah Joly to a 6-4 victory over the Predators.

Jacob Stewart, with two, Jonah Saemerow and Nolan Mongey scored or the Predators, and Ryan Clark took the loss in goal.

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Jacob Haines had four goals and two assists and Connor Defoe scored three times as the Warriors beat the Snipers 13-6 on Saturday.

Liam Campbell and Corbin Guenther each scored twice in the victory, and Amanda Martin and Justin Baker also scored to help goaltender Joey McKinnon post the victory. Riley McCaleb had two assists.

Elessio Louvros had four goals for the Snipers, who had Ethan Dicostanzo in goal, and Ethan Gremaud and Brady McCutcheon also scored.

On Sunday, Louvros scored four goals and Dicostanzo scored three times as the Snipers defeated the Titans, 12-7.

Gremaud, McCutcheon, Cole Van Kuyk and Rowan Chelsa also scored for the Snipers, who had Dax Dery in goal.

Jameson Rende, with five, Nathan Underhill and Max Card had goals for the Titans. Isaac Bean was in goal for the Titans.


Liam Edstrom had a hat trick in support of goaltender Kaedyn Bert to help the Oilers forge a 6-6 draw with the Legends.

Landon Kinney, Dawson Pittman and Cameron Ryles had the other goals for the Oilers.

Bryton Neufeld was in goal for the Legends, who got two goals from Tyler Fernie and singles from Colton Woitas, Michael Dagasso, Bryce Bertuzzi and Chase Bodger.


Kyle Proulx posted the shutout as the Roughnecks defeated the Hurricanes, 9-0.

Domenico Comita scored three times and Xander Denis and Aidan McPhee each scored twice. Keegan LeBlanc and Josh Glover, who also had assists, had the other goals.

Devin Smith had three assists, with Quentin Ouimet helping out with a pair.


Hayden Buttazoni backstopped the Ice Kings to a 3-1 record and a third-place finish at a Logan Lake tournament.

Kamloops opened with a 10-1 victory over Logan Lake, with Dexter Williams earning MVP and Kai Mohring named most sportsmanlike.

Mitchell Coxon had three goals, Matthew Coxon scored twice and Andrew Gemsa, Austin Burke, Kaleb Costigan and Ethan Schanzenbach had singles.

The Ice Kings went on to defeat the Williams Lake Orange Atomic Flyers 7-1, with Costigan the MVP and Anthony Wiseman most sportsmanlike. Matthew Coxon had three goals, and Mitchell Coxon, Evan Humphrey, Burke and Ryan Hurst also scored.

The Ice Kings lost 8-3 to the North Okanagan Knights. Buttazoni was MVP, Humphrey was most sportsmanlike and Matthew Coxon, Williams and Gemsa scored the goals.

The Ice Kings got two goals from MVP Mitchell Coxon in a 3-1 victory over the Williams Lake Panthers in the bronze-medal game. Zach Teale was most sportsmanlike and Williams had the other goal.


Jakob Bennett and Tristen Coetzer each scored twice to help the Assassins to a 7-4 victory over the HERicanes in an exhibition game.

Ryan Sanderson, Conlin Erichuk and Skylar Wiltsie also scored for the Assassins, who had Samuel Lewis in goal.

The HERicanes, with Rebekah Schmutz in goal, got two goals from Carsen Moffett and singles from PJ Ouimet and Sam Yawney.

On Saturday, the Assassins beat the Vipers, 10-1.

Wiltsie had three goals, while Coetzer and Bennett each scored twice. Zachary Gilbert, Ryan Mitchell and Lewis added a goal each. Bennett, Mitchell and Brooklyn Crawford each had two assists. Spencer Ducharme was in goal.

Liam Brechin scored for the Vipers, who went with Sheehan Tobler in goal.


Luken Murray struck for three goals Saturday, leading the Jr. Blazers to a 6-1 victory over the Thunder at Brock Arena.

Stran Smith, Connor Kennedy and Kobe Pavlovich also scored for the winners, with Smith adding two assists. Brady Pawlachuk was in goal.

The Thunder, with Kiel Schriml in goal, got its goal from Tristan Hunt

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Javante Marchio, Samm Perrin and Tanner Robinson scored to lead the Scotiabank Majors past Team 5, 3-2.
Zach Thorniley and Mackenzie Sakaki-Hodder were the winning goaltenders.

Landon Wamboldt and Austin Morphy scored for Team 5.


Pierce Huser and Dylan Huitema each scored twice as the Shoppers Drug Mart Rockets beat the Surplus Herby's Boltz, 5-4.

Nolan Dicostanza also scored for the Rockets. Brayden Patterson, with two, Andrew Hall and Liam Haberstock scored for the Boltz.

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Riley Polacik scored five goals as Dirty Brian and the Boys earned a 7-5 victory over the Warriors.

Tyson Johnston, who also had two assists, and Josh Huffman also scored for the winners, who split the goaltending between Jake Birkland and D.J. Lappierre.

Jake Schindell and Alan Testawich each scored twice for the Warriors, and Anthony Jacobs scored one goal. Nic Bernier and Adam Passmore split the goaltending.

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An early lead evaporated for the North Kamloops Lions in a 4-3 loss to a visiting team of California selects on Saturday.

Adam Struch tallied twice to give the Lions a 2-0 lead, but the visitors came back with four straight goals. Brodie Moorman scored a third-period goal to cut the lead.

Nolan Munden took the loss in goal.

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The Crushers went 2-1 at the Tim Hortons Jamboree on the weekend.

The Crushers beat the Rockets 5-2 in their opener, with Grady Egeland, Zakery Anderson, Owen Geiger, Sawyer Mynio and Jed Smallman scoring the goals.

The Thunder stopped the Crushers 8-4 in the second game. Egeland, Colton Yawney, Mynio and Kurtis Pearson had the goals.

The Thunder finished with a 6-2 victory over the Flyers. Jagger De La Gorgendiere, Yawney, Zakery Anderson and Ty (TNT) Turner were among the Thunder's goal-scorers.


The Rockets finished on a high note at the Timbits Jamboree on the weekend at McArthur Island.

The Rockets opened the weekend with a 5-2 loss to the Crushers on Saturday. Grady Egeland, Zakery Anderson, Owen Geiger, Sawyer Mynio and Jed Smallman scored for the Crushers. Jake Poulsen had both goals for the Rockets, who went with Kolby Hay in net. Hay earned the team's hardest-working-player hardhat, and Kieran Maloney was given the coaches' game puck.

The Rockets blasted back with a pair of victories on Sunday, 7-4 over the Flyers, and 9-4 over the Titans.

Poulsen and Ryan Larsen each scored three times, and Jarrett Dumais collected one goal to help David Browning to the goaltending victory over the Flyers. Matteo Rawlings won the hardhat, and Dumais took home the game puck. Brady Milburn scored three times and Nicolas Leggatt tallied once to pace the Flyers.

Dumais recorded a hat trick to lead the Rockets over the Titans. Larsen and Rawlings scored two goals apiece, Poulsen had a goal and two assists, and Nate Van Unen found the twine once in support of netminder Kaden Linquist. Ryan Watson won the hardhat award, and Max Smith was given the game puck. Kaiden Wiltsie had a three-goal game for the Titans, and Mitch Harnett rounded out the scoring with a single.

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The Player's Bench Predators bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Vernon on Saturday to beat Kelowna's Pursuit of Excellence 8-1 on Sunday.

Bryce McDonald scored in support of Reid Gladman on Saturday.

McDonald had three goals and two assists Sunday, with Max Patterson scoring two goals and assisting on two others and Stefan Nesci scoring once and picking up three assists. Brendan Mongey and Rylan Van Unen also scored in support of Gladman, and Matthew Facchinelli and Rylan Douglas each had two assists.

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The Players Bench Raiders split two weekend games, losing 5-2 to visiting Kelowna at Memorial Arena on Saturday and beating the Salmon Arm Silvertips 5-1 in Sicamous on Sunday.

Luke Recchi and Evan Vinterlik scored for the Raiders in the loss, while Jarrett Larsen was in goal.
On Sunday, Justin MacInnes led the Raiders with three goals. Tyson Gayfer and Vinterlik also scored, while Elias Wallace had two assists. Ethan Langenegger was in goal. He gave up the game's first goal, then watched as his mates scored five in a row.


The North Kamloops Lions dropped an 8-2 decision to host Winfield on Saturday and then edged host Vernon 2-1 on Sunday.

Brandon Gremaud and Brendan Mucha had the goals in Winfield,while Nathan Nesci was in goal.

On Sunday, Lane Grunerud and Nathan Thiessen had the goals, while Nesci was back in goal.

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The North Kamloops Lions fell 4-3 in a shootout to Terrace in the championship game at a tournament in Kelowna on the weekend.

The shootout in the final went 20 rounds before a winner was decided.

Lions goaltender Dalton Johnston, who played every game in the tournament, faced 65 shots, including the shootout, and was named MVP. Wyatt Brook, Zac Austin and Garrett Kellington scored in regulation time, with Kyle Hutton drawing two assists.

In their first game, the Lions dumped Hollyburn, 13-3. Chris Dakers and Conan Poss had three goals each, with singles from Kellington, Harrison Rosch, Brook, McCoy Pearce, Colten Gerlib, Parker Matheson and Matthew Richardson. Gerlib, Gabe Graham-Boyde and Austin each had two assists.

The Lions then got past Terrace 4-3 as Kellington struck for three goals. Matheson had the single.

In their third game, the Lions got two goals from Brook as they beat Chilliweack, 6-2. Dakers, Ethan Kasten, Rosch and Poss also scored. Gerlib and Kasten each had two assists.

The Lions qualified for the final with a 7-2 victory over Kelowna. Pearce and Dakers had two goals apiece, while Kellington, Brook and Poss adding one each. Kasten had two assists.

Game MVPs were Johnston twice, Matheson, Gerlib and Kellington.



The Shenucks opened the Timbits tournament with a 3-2 victory over the Flyers and then beat the White Bullets, 3-0.

The Shenucks closed out the tournament with a 9-2 victory over Team No. 5, giving them three victories over boys teams.

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