Minor Hockey Roundup: Jardine’s Blazers win Robinson Memorial title

The Jardine’s Blazers are champions of their home Darcy Robinson Memorial Tournament after going 5-1 on the weekend.

Kamloops opened with a 5-4 loss to Maple Ridge. Matthew Facchinelli, Ty Kolle, Brendan Semchuk and Ryan Chyzowski scored the goals, and Reid Gladman was in goal for the loss.

Tyler Ward had a goal and two assists as Kamloops came back to bounce Prince George 5-2. Rylan Van Unen, Jackson Caller and Semchuk, with two, scored the other goals, and Max Palaga was the winning goaltender.

Semchuk had five goals as Kamloops crushed Abbotsford 8-3. Mike Van Unen, Facchinelli and Chyzowski also scored, and John Ludvig, Max Patterson, Solomon Seibel and Brett Olstad each had two assists. Palaga was in the Kamloops goal.

Kamloops finished the round-robin with a 4-2 victory over Airdrie, Alta. Kolle scored twice, and Olstad and Ludvig singled in support of Gladman.

Ward had three goals and Seibel had three assists as Kamloops dumped St. Albert 6-2 in a semifinal. Kolle, Caller and Facchinelli also scored, and Rylan Van Unen had two assists in support of Palaga.

Ward scored the tying goal and Ludvig potted the winner with four minutes remaining as the Blazers came back to beat Kelowna 4-3 in the final. Semchuk and Kolle also scored, and Palaga was the winning goaltender.

Kamloops received its medals from Dave and Ernie Robinson, whose son, Darcy, died playing professional hockey in Italy in 2007. The tournament was re-named in his honour in 2008.

Kamloops last won the tournament in 2008.

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Thompson Hotel played to a 4-4 draw with host Kelowna on Saturday, and then fell 5-4 to the same Kelowna side on Sunday.

Jordan Moore, with two, Peter Klassen and Ryan Ignace scored for the hotelmen in the draw, while Josh Campbell had two assists and Cole Feere was in goal.

On Sunday, Liam Beefurt, Lucas Lott, Bailey Henry and Keeton Noble had the Kamloops goals in support of goaltender Payton Shindel.

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The Tk’emlups Wolves won a pair of league games on the weekend, going on the road to beat the South Okanagan Junior Coyotes 8-1 in Oliver on Saturday and the host Penticton Jr. Vees 3-1 on Sunday.

Seiji Brown, with two goals and two assists, and Tyson Gafer, with two goals, led the way in the opener.

Brendan Roche added a goal and three helpers, while Kordell Primus and Hunter Klassen each had a goal.
On Sunday, the Wolves got two goals from Brown and one from Luke Rodrigue.


The North Kamloops Lions played three games over the weekend.

They opened Friday with a 10-6 exhibition victory over the Burnaby Winter Club at Valleyview Arena, with Evan Vinterlik showing the way with three goals. Breckin Erichuk and Justin MacInnes added two goals each and Garrett Kellington had one. The names of the other scorers weren’t available. Kellington added three assists, while Vinterlik and Erichuk each had two.

On Saturday, the Lions dropped a 3-1 decision to Merritt in an OMAHA game played at Memorial Arena. Erichuk had the Lions’ lone goal. Ethan Langenegger was in goal.

On Sunday, in Armstrong, Vernon beat the Lions 6-5 in another OMAHA game. Vinterik, with two, Hunter Dairon, Jarrett Daoust and Tyler Bruins-Slot had the goals for the Lions, who weren’t able to hold on to a 5-2 third-period lead.

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The Jardine’s Blazers went 2-2, losing in a semifinal, at the Kelowna Minor Hockey Association’s Bantam Tier 1 tournament on the weekend.

The Blazers opened with a 7-4 loss to the Okanagan Hockey Academy on Friday, with Dexter Robinson, with two, Jacob Faraday and Alex Winters scoring the goals. Josh Shank was in goal for the Blazers.

On Saturday, the Blazers opened with a 7-3 victory over Campbell River as Nick Chyzowski scored three times and Robinson added a pair. Faraday and Maxwell James also scored. Winters had two assists, with Bailey De Palma in goal.

Later Saturday, Chyzowski and Robinson had two goals each in a 6-1 victory over Langley. Kevin Davis and James also scored, while Robinson had two helpers.

On Sunday, Kelowna beat the Blazers 4-2 in a semifinal game. James had both goals for Kamloops, with Robinson and Chyzowski each getting two assists.

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The Royal Purple Mystixs Peewee Tier 1 girls lost 5-3 to Vernon’s Atom Development squad on Saturday at Memorial Arena.

Taylor Knauff, with two, and Katie Merritt had the Kamloops goals, with Madison Ouelette earning three assists. Goaltender Ashlynn Neurauter faced 23 shots.

On Sunday, the Mystixs lost 6-2 to the host Vernon peewee Tier 1 girls team.

Grace Miller and MaKenna Fitzgerald had the goals, while Zoe Birkett had two assists. Goaltender Sydney Carter stopped 21 shots.


The Kamloops Western Roofing Spitfires dropped a pair of exhibition games — 7-6 and 9-2 — to the host Williams Lake Timberwolves on Saturday.

Josh Van Unen scored twice for the Spitfires in the opener, with Lane Grunerud, Harrison Ewert, Blake Ablitt and Harjun Serown each getting singles.

Ewert and Jayden Russell tallied for Kamloops in the second game.

Nathan Nesci and Bailey Monteith split goaltending duties in both games.


The 7 Point Millworks Jets won a tournament in Penticton over the weekend, winning all four of their games.

The Jets beat the Salmon Arm Silvertips 4-3 in overtime in the tournament final, thanks to a goal by Alek Erichuk. Elijah Joly was the winning goaltender.

Earlier, the Jets beat New Westminster 5-2, the Abbotsford Hawks 6-4 and the Kelowna Coyotes 1-0, with Taylor Kaban getting the shutout.

Corson Nordick had the only goal against Kelowna. Other goal scorers weren’t available.


The Scotiabank Titans finished third at a Penticton tournament on the weekend, going 2-1-1.

Kamloops opened with a 7-5 loss to the Salmon Arm Silvertips, despite Connor Milburn’s three goals and two assists. Hayden Fidanza and Benjamin Ward also scored goals in the loss.

The Titans bounced back to top the Penticton Vees 6-1, with Kimberley Davidson scoring twice and Milburn getting two assists. Luke Bateman, Ward, Fidanza and William Alberts also scored goals.

Milburn had his second three-goal game of the weekend in a 7-7 draw with the New Westminster Royals. Fidanza also scored twice, and Davidson and Jarrod Semchuk singled.

Milburn took it to another level in a 9-8 victory over the Kelowna Coyotes, scoring five times. Bateman scored twice, Fidanza had one, Ward got the overtime winner and goaltender Justin Mitchell was the MVP.

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The Southgate Radiator Frost scored a 6-4 victory over the McDonald’s Golden Bears on Friday.

Ethan Smith, Josh Callender, Cole Standen, Preston Guerra, Brendan Smith and Tim Lapierre scored for the winners, who had Zach Berrevoets in goal. Mark Takeuchi had two assists.

Ryan Anderson had two goals and two assists for the Golden Bears, and Jordan Devries also scored. Josh Humphries was in goal.


The Jets, who trailed 5-3 going into the second period, came back to score a 7-5 victory over the Fury on Friday at Memorial Arena.

Slater Gordon, with four goals, Jake Stanley, Chris Penner and Karn Mahal scored for the Jets, who split the goaltending between Gabriel Bedard and Josh Harris.

The Fury got two goals from Kyle Bergman and singles from Skye Conners, Nolan Dicostanzo and Austin Stanton. McKenzie Povoas was in goal.


The Predators, who trailed 4-1 at one point, battled back to earn a 6-6 draw with Team Teal on Sunday at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.

Cordell Davidson, with three, Ryland Nakashima, with two, and Lee McKinnon scored for the Predators, who had Tyson Dmyterko in goal.

Pierce Huser and Tyson Koehl each scored twice for Team Teal, with Jacob Pilon and Connor Hall adding one each. Ethan Herrelien was in goal.

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The Predators, a peewee/bantam team, got three goals from Courtenay Campbell and scored a 3-2 victory over host Merritt on Saturday.

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The North Kamloops Lions won a tournament in Vernon on the weekend.

The Lions opened with a 6-5 victory over the Winfield Bruins on Friday, getting two goals from Bryce McDonald and one each from Dario Piva, Braeden Hart, Kyle Hutton and McCoy Pearce-Orr. Piva and Darion Nordick each had two assists. Caelen Holling was in goal.

On Saturday, the Lions opened by playing to a 3-3 tie with Richmond. Pearce-Orr, with two, and Chet Flanagan had the goals, while Piva again had two helpers. Matt Hicketts was in goal.

In their second Saturday game, the Lions dumped the Vernon Machine Vipers, 5-3. McDonald had two goals and two assists, with Piva also scoring twice. Tony Dennis added the other goal, while Holling was in goal.

In the final, the Lions, with Hicketts in goal, stopped the Revelstoke Grizzlies, 5-1. McDonald, Piva, Pearce-Orr, Hutton and Hart each scored once.

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The Tk’emlups Mystixs lost 3-1 to the host Kelowna Rockets in a league game Saturday.

Kendall Fitzgerald had the goal for the Mystixs, and Emma Gottfriedson was in goal.

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The Player’s Bench Raiders won a pair of close games on the weekend, beating Penticton 3-2 on Saturday and Rossland-Trail 5-3 on Sunday.

Parker Matheson had two goals on Saturday, and Colten Gerlib singled. Keenan Gannon also had two assists in support of goaltender Nic Boehm, who made 39 saves.

Gannon scored twice against Rossland-Trail. Matthew Richardson, Harrison Rosch and Gerlib also scored, Brendan Mongey had two helpers and Kendra Woodland stopped 29 shots.

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The Thompson-Okanagan Rockets, featuring five Kamloops girls, won a pair of league games against the Kootenay Wildcats in Nelson.

The Rockets won the opener, 9-0, with Kamloops’ Tara Bouvette posting the shutout. The second game was a 5-1 decision.

Kiana Karolyi, Cora Sutton, Lindsey Rose and Courtney Morice also represent Kamloops on the Rockets.

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The North Kamloops Lions split a pair of weekend games, losing 6-5 to Kelowna on Friday and beating Vernon 4-2 on Sunday.

Matt Norman, Tyler Rorison, Adam Struch and Levi Mattes were among the goal-scorers Friday. Ty Hamer-Jackson was in goal for the loss.

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The Thunder scored a 5-4 victory over Team No. 10 on Saturday at Valleyview Arena.

Jarrett Mirtle, with two, Jameson Rende, Micheal Hutchison and Alex Wright scored for the Thunder, which had Sam Fawcett in goal. Wright also had two assists.

Team No. 10, which had Jared Flodstrom in goal, got goals from Nolan Virgo, Ethan Dicostanzo, Luigi Comita and Christian Giroux.


The Fire Hawks got three goals from each of A.J. McInnis and Colton Davoren and beat the Warriors 14-3 on Saturday at Valleyview Arena.

Braeden Crowe and Erik Larsen each added two goals for the winners, with singles coming from Garrett Grubisa, Jakob Bennett, Grady Christiansen and Joshua Glover. Davoren, Christiansen, Hunter Coleman and Larsen each had two assists. Ryan Clark got the goaltending victory.

Ben Prokopetz, with two, and R.J. Gerow scored for the Warriors, who split their goaltending duties between Jakob Spence and Sheehan Tobler.


Team No. 7 got three goals from Jonah Samerow as it beat the Kougars 8-7 at Valleyview Arena on Saturday.

Isaac Derose and Matt Nixon each had two goals for the winners, with Graham Epp adding the other. Nathan Sanduchi was in goal.

The Kougars got three goals from Brandon Gremaud and singles from Riley Demchuk, Foster Wynne, Becky Ramgren and Payton Robb. Summit Krause was in goal.

Jordie Lingel, Mattes and Cole McCaskill scored goals Sunday, when Kyle Michalovsky backstopped the victory.

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The Maverick Motor Inn Blazers went 2-1-1 in a tournament in Quesnel on the weekend.

The Blazers opened by playing to a 6-6 tie with Quesnel. Alexander Buchanan, with two, Matthew Fichter, Kolten Moore, Troy Gerard and Jackson Scott had the goals. Kevin Emsland had two assists. Kolby Pauwels was in goal. Buchanan was the MVP.

In their next game, the Blazers got goals from Stefan Nesci, Moore and Gerard as they beat Dawson Creek, 3-0. Spencer Eschyschyn, the MVP, earned the shutout.

The Blazers then dropped an 8-2 decision to Williams Lake. J.J. Hanemaayer and Moore had the goals, while Pauwels and Eschyschyn split the goaltending. Adam Toor was the MVP.

In their last game, the Blazers dumped Williams Lake, 6-3. Moore, the MVP, scored three times, with Scott, Gerard and Hanemaayer adding one each. Pauwels was in goal.

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