Junior hockey: Silverbacks win in OT, Vipers sink Clippers, Chiefs blank Eagles

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The Kelowna Rockets lost 4-3 to the visiting Victoria Royals in WHL action on Friday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna – Jan 26, 2019

A round-up of results from junior hockey teams in the Okanagan.


Victoria 4, Kelowna 3

At Kelowna, Igor Martynov scored twice for Victoria as the Royals jumped out to an early two-goal lead and never trailed in defeating the Rockets on Friday evening.

Scott Walford and Tanner Sidaway, scoring just 10 seconds apart at 3:39 and 3:49 of the first period, also scored for Victoria (24-20-1-0).

Nolan Foote, with two goals, and Lassi Thomson replied for Kelowna (19-23-3-1), which trailed 2-1 and 3-1 at the breaks. Thomson scored to make it 3-2 at 3:02 of the third, but Martynov replied at 3:34 to restore Victoria’s two-goal lead. Foote rounded out the scoring with his 24th goal of the season at 14:31.

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Griffen Outhouse turned aside 24 of 27 shots for Victoria. For Kelowna, James Porter started but didn’t finish, stopping 13 of 17 shots in 43:34. Roman Basran mopped up, going 4-for-4 in relief.

Both teams were 1-for-2 on the power play. The attendance was 4,528.

Tonight, Kelowna will host the B.C. Division-leading Vancouver Giants (30-12-2-0). Game time at Prospera Place is 7:05 p.m.

In B.C. Division standings, Vancouver leads the five-team pack with 62 points. Kelowna is third with 42 points, seven behind second-place Victoria (49) and three ahead of fourth-place Kamloops (39). Prince George is last with 37 points.


Vernon 4, Nanaimo 1

At Nanaimo, Aidan Porter stopped 22 of 23 shots for Vernon as the Vipers sailed past the Clippers.

Ben Sanderson, Matt Kowalski, Jesse Lansdell and Josh Latta scored for Vernon (19-17-7-3). The Vipers scored four unanswered goals after Nanaimo took a 1-0 early in the second period following a scoreless first. Lansdell and Latta both scored empty-net goals late in the third.

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Hunor Torzsok replied for Nanaimo (22-24-0-0), with Jordan Naylor stopping 23 of 25 shots.

The Vipers were 0-for-2 on the power play while the Clippers were 1-for-1. The attendance was 1,112.

Penticton 4, Powell River 3

At Powell River, a strong second period helped the Interior Division-leading Vees defeat the Kings.

Cole Shepard, Ryan Sandelin, Brendan Harrogate and David Silye scored for Penticton (31-12-1-2), which led 1-0 and 4-1 at the breaks. Massimo Rizzo had two assists for the Vees as nine players reached the scoresheet.

Levi Glasman, Rowan Miller and Matthew Byrne replied for Powell River (28-17-1-0), which scored twice in the first half of the third to make it 4-3.

Jack LaFontaine stopped 36 of 39 shots for the Vees while Mitch Adamyk stopped 30 of 34 shots for the Kings.

Penticton was 1-for-3 on the power play while Powell River was 0-for-4. The attendance was 835.

Salmon Arm 3, Trail 2 (OT)

At Salmon Arm, Justin Wilson scored the game-winning goal one minute into overtime for the Silverbacks .

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Matthew Verboon and Nick Unruh also scored for Salmon Arm (22-19-4-1), which, after a scoreless first period, led 1-0 after 40 minutes.

The Smoke Eaters took a 2-1 lead midway through the third, but Unruh, with his 15th goal of the season, tied the game at 19:07 to force overtime. Hayden Rowan and Chase Stevenson replied for Trail (17-21-7-3).

Adam Marcoux stopped 29 of 32 shots for Trail while Ethan Langenegger stopped 30 of 32 shots for Salmon Arm.

The Smokies were 1-for-3 on the power play while the Silverbacks were 0-for-2. The attendance was 841.

In BCHL action for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, Vernon will visit Cowichan Valley (13-30-4-1), Penticton travels to Port Alberni to play Alberni Valley (16-27-3-0) and Salmon Arm hosts Trail.

For Sunday’s games, Penticton visits Nanaimo and Vernon is in Victoria (29-15-0-2).


Revelstoke 5, Kamloops 2

At Revelstoke, Kaeden Patrick scored twice as the Grizzlies picked up their 34th win of the season on Friday night.

Raymond Speerbrecker, Ryan Pereverzoff and Josh Irvine also scored for Revelstoke (34-5-0-0-0), which led 3-2 after 40 minutes. The two teams were tied 1-1 after the first period. Chris Thon and Jason Scheible replied for Kamloops (15-20-0-1-2).

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Jakob Drapeau stopped 27 of 32 shots for the Storm. Liam McGarva turned aside 16 of 18 shots for the Grizzlies.

Kamloops was 0-for-5 on the power play while Revelstoke was 1-for-6. The attendance was 500.

Kelowna 5, Sicamous 0

At Kelowna, Shane Zilka had a perfect outing, stopping all 17 shots he faced, as the Chiefs blanked the Eagles.

Ryan Stack, with two goals, Zach Erhardt, Juanre Naude and Myles Mattila scored for league-leading Kelowna (35-2-1-0-2), which outshot the Eagles 48-17. Stack opened the scoring at 9:16 of the first period and closed it at 6:28 of the third.

Koltin Dodge stopped 43 shots for Sicamous (12-20-3-0-4).

The Eagles were 0-for-4 on the power play while the Chiefs were 1-for-6. The attendance was 387.

100 Mile House 6, Chase 1

At 100 Mile House, the Wranglers leapt out to period leads of 2-0 and 3-0 en route to dousing the Heat.

Tristan Walz, with two goals, Cody Barnes, Harley Bootsma, Garrett Hilton and Julien Dewey scored for 100 Mile House (20-15-1-0-3). Breckin Erichuk, at 3:49 of the third to make it 5-1, replied for Chase (11-26-2-0-2).

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Dylan Barton stopped 37 of 43 shots for Chase while Jakob Gullmes turned aside 24 of 25 shots for 100 Mile House.

Chase was 1-for-4 on the power play while 100 Mile House was 2-for-2. The attendance was 622.

Grand Forks 9, Castlegar 2

At Grand Forks, Nathan Cohen-Wallis had four-point night, with a goal and three assists, as the Border Bruins dismantled the Rebels.

Dalton Luce, Josh Garlough-Bell, Ty Funk, Jake Huculak, Sidney Cruz, Evan Gorman, Alex Skinner and Rilee Poffenroth also scored for Grand Forks (16-21-1-0-2), which led 4-0 and 8-1 at the breaks.

Slade Desharnais, at 3:23 of the second to make it 4-1, replied for Castlegar (11-26-1-0-2).

Starter Curt Doyle stopped 30 of 37 shots for the Rebels, with Cedric Lesieur going 11-for-13 in relief. Holden King stopped 39 of 41 shots for the Border Bruins.

Castlegar was 1-for-6 on the power play while Grand Forks was 5-for-9. The attendance was not available.

Summerland 5, Osoyoos 1

At Summerland, Lane French scored twice and Eric Scherger stopped 39 shots as the Heat stumped the Coyotes.

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Mitchell Gove, Cory Loring and Liam McLaren also scored for Summerland (21-15-2-0-2), which led 2-1 and 4-1 at the breaks. Brock Marple, who opened the scoring at 1:10 of the first, replied for Osoyoos (14-22-2-0-1).

Starter Daniel Paul stopped 13 of 15 shots for Osoyoos, with Bailey Monteith going 19-for-23 in relief. Osoyoos outshot Summerland 40-37.

The Coyotes were blanked on the power play, going 0-for-10, while the Steam were 2-for-7. The attendance was 191.

Princeton 5, North Okanagan 2

At Armstrong, Trevor Gulenchyn scored twice as the Posse downed the Knights.

Brendan Adams, Ethan Schmor and Noah Brusse also scored for Princeton (13-24-1-0-3), which led 2-0 after the first period and 5-1 after the second. Dylan Huber and Griffin Evans replied for North Okanagan (14-24-0-1-0).

Jaysen MacLean stopped 32 of 34 shots for Princeton. For North Okanagan, starter Bobby Milligan stopped 16 of 21 shots with Caedon Bellman going 11-for-11 in relief.

The Posse were 1-for-3 on the power play while the Knights were 0-for-4. The attendance was 162.

In KIJHL action for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, Revelstoke visits Columbia Valley (21-14-1-0-4), Castlegar hosts Creston Valley (10-28-0-0-3), North Okanagan travels to Kamloops, 100 Mile House is in Chase, Summerland hosts Princeton and Kelowna visits Osoyoos.


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