Junior hockey: Rockets pummeled by Giants, Virgin Vees Spruce Kings – Okanagan

Vancouver 7, Kelowna 2

It was a special night for the Giants’ special teams during an unbalanced crash in Langley, BC on Friday night.

Vancouver scored four for five on the power play and scored two shorthanded goals in a five-goal win over rivals BC Division.

Justin Sourdif, with two goals, Adam Hall, Ty Thorpe, Ty Halaburda, Connor Horning and Fabian Lysell scored for Vancouver (4-2-0-0), who led 2-1 and 7-2 at the break.

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Hall opened the scoring with a shorthanded breakaway goal at 2:08 of the first period. It was Vancouver’s first shorthanded goal of the season.

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Colton Dach, with his fourth goal of the season 11:41 from the first to go 1-1, and Jake Poole, with his second at 12:27 from the second to go 4-2, answered for Kelowna (2 -3- 0-0).

Dach’s scorer was a rebound into a wide-open net, while Poole’s scorer was on the power play, Dach getting an assist. Kelowna went one for four with the extra man.

The Giants outscored the Rockets 40-28, including 20 shots in the second period. Kelowna starter Colby Knight stopped 22 of 29 shots before giving way to Cole Tisdale, who went 11 of 11 in relief. Jesper Vikman made 26 saves for the Giants.

Kelowna is back in action on Saturday, as the Rockets host the Victoria Royals (1-10-0-0). Game time at Prospera Place is 7:05 p.m.

The Royals have lost nine straight games after beating the Rockets 6-3 on Friday, October 8. The following night, Kelowna rebounded to beat Victoria 6-4 in what closed a two-game weekend in the capital.


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Friday results:

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  • Kamloops 7, Victoria 1
  • Portland 4, Everett 3
  • Seattle 4, Spokane 1
  • Edmonton 3, Winnipeg 1
  • Lethbridge 4, Saskatoon 3
  • Moose Jaw 4, Medicine Hat 3
  • Brandon 5, Prince Albert 4
  • Regina 4, Swift Current 1

Saturday games

  • Prince Albert at Brandon, 6 p.m.
  • Winnipeg at Lethbridge, 6 p.m.
  • Edmonton at Red Deer, 6 p.m.
  • Swift Current at Regina, 6 p.m.
  • Saskatoon at Medicine Hat, 6 p.m.
  • Seattle at Tri-City, 6:05 p.m.
  • Kamloops at Prince George, 7 p.m.
  • Victoria at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m.
  • Everett at Spokane, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday game

  • Red Deer at Calgary, 1 p.m.

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Penticton 3, Prince George 0

In Penticton, Kaeden Lane had a relatively easy night between the pipes, stopping all 13 shots he faced as the Vees shut out the Spruce Kings.

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Luc Wilson and Ethan Mann, with goals in the second period, as well as Jackson Nieuwendyk, in an empty net, scored for Penticton (6-1-0-0-0), who outscored their visitors 38-13.

Aaron Trotter made 35 saves for Prince George (6-2-0-0-0), who beat Penticton 7-1 two nights earlier but was crushed in Friday night’s rematch. Shots in Wednesday’s Prince George game were 28-23 for the Spruce Kings.

The Vees were one for four on the power play on Friday, while the Spruce Kings were zero for four.

Salmon arm 8, Wenatchee 2

At Salmon Arm, host Silverbacks scored early and often in the icing of the winless Wild on Friday night.

Noah Serdachny and Isaac Lambert, with two goals each, Lucas Matta, Mathieu Cobetto-Roy, Danny Ciccarello and Nathan Morin scored for Salmon Arm (5-0-1-0-0), who scored four times in the top 12 minutes of the match take an early 4-0 lead.

Quinn Emerson and Hudson Blue, also with first-half goals to bring the score to 4-2, replied for Wenatchee (0-2-2-1-0).

The Silverbacks added three more in second for a 7-2 lead, with Morin completing the power play score just 52 seconds behind third. Serdachny also got an assist for a three-point night.

Owen Say stopped 26 of 28 Salmon Arm shots. For Wentachee, starter Tyler Shea was two-for-five before being called out at 11:36 from the first. Andy Vlaha was 21 of 26 in relief.

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The Silverbacks were two for six on the power play while the Wilds were a draw for six.

Kelowna West 4, Powell River 3 (OT)

In West Kelowna, Marcus Joughin scored the game-winning overtime goal as the Warriors edged the Kings in a close game.

Dylan Brooks, Pat Lawn and Tyler Cristall also scored for West Kelowna (5-2-0-0-0), who never led in regulation time but replied every time the visitors scored.

Sam Bélanger, who opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal 11:16 from the first, Aaron Neal and Mark D’Agostino replied for Powell River (3-4-1-0-0), who held a lead of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2.

Johnny Derrick stopped 35 of 38 shots for West Kelowna, while Zak Brice stopped 37 of 41 shots for Powell River.

The Warriors were one for six on the power play, while the Kings were one for four.


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Friday’s results

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  • Alberni Valley 7, Cowichan Valley 5
  • Surrey 6, Coquitlam 2
  • Trail 5, Nanaimo 3
  • Langley 5, Chilliwack 2

Saturday games

  • Powell River at Penticton, 6 p.m.
  • Victoria at Salmon Arm, 6 p.m.
  • Nanaimo at Cranbrook, 7 p.m.
  • Surrey at Chilliwack, 7 p.m.
  • Prince George at Merritt, 7 p.m.
  • Wenatchee at Trail, 7 p.m.

Sunday games

  • Vernon at Cowichan Valley, 2 p.m.
  • Victoria at Merritt, 2 p.m.
  • Langley at Coquitlam, 3 p.m.

Friday’s results

  • Fernie 2, Creston Valley 1
  • Kimberley 3, Gold 1
  • 100 Mile House 5, Revelstoke 2
  • Kamloops 4, chase 1
  • Princeton 4, North Okanagan 1
  • Osoyoos 6, Kelowna 5 (OT)
  • Nelson 6, Columbia Valley 3
  • Beaver Valley 5, Grand Forks 2

Saturday games

  • Gold at Fernie, 6:30 p.m.
  • Revelstoke at 100 Mile House, 7 p.m.
  • Princeton at Chase, 7 p.m.
  • Columbia Valley at Castlegar, 7 p.m.
  • Nelson at Grand Forks, 7 p.m.
  • North Okanagan at Summerland, 7:30 p.m.
  • Beaver Valley at Creston Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday game

  • Kelowna at Summerland, 2 p.m.

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