Calgary Jr. Hitmen 13 - South Island Orca 2 (98 Age Group)
- The Calgary Jr. Hitmen up their record to 3-0-0 with a huge win over the South Island Orca. Dillon Dube had a huge game with 4 goals and 2 assists. Nolan Kurylo scored 3 times. Parker Aucoin and Matthew Phillips each scored twice and Phillips added two assists for a 4 point game. Phillips and Aucoin each led the team with 9 points in 3 games. Forbes and Tanaka tallied for the Island Orca.
Vancouver Selects Blue 6 - North Shore Selects 1 (98 Age Group)
Beck Malenstyn scored twice, giving him 5 goals in 4 games. Davis Koch had 1-2-3 and now leads the team with 2-5-7 in 4 games. Michael Regush also scored for the Selects Blue who are now 3-1-0. Justin Lee scored the lone goal for the North Shore Selects. Tak Anholt continues to lead the team in scoring with 5 points in 3 games.
Vancouver Vipers 5 - Island Stars 0 (98 Age Group)
Dylan Thiessen scored 2 goals, giving him a tournament leading 6 goals in 4 games. Jaeger White added a single and now has a tournament leading 14 points. Dante Hannoun who we currently also have in the first round picked up 1-4-5, giving him 11 points in 4 games. Every Vipers forward has scored at least 1 goal thus far. Every single player has picked up at least one point as well. One of our top ranked goalies for the draft Tyler Shugrue picked up his second SO and has stopped all 39 shots in the tournament.
Ice Hawks 3 - Kelowna Jr. Rockets 2 (98 Age Group)
Jordan Deyrmenjian scored two goals in leading the Ice Hawks to the win.
City of Bridges Tournament Result
Green Machine 5 - Sask Can 98's 0
Junior Blades 11 - Northern Predators 0
Sask Can 98's 4 - Northern Predators 3
Junior Blades 6 - Sask Can 98's 1
Challenge Cup - Saturday
Vancouver Selects Black 4 - Ice Hawks 1 (98 Age Group)
Ben Brar scores twice in leading the Selects Black to the win. Brar played this past season with Abbotsford and as a late birthday is really starting to come on now. Dman Marshall Skapski, the 3rd in the line of brothers to come through the bantam ranks now had 1-1-2. Skapski is the younger brother of Kootenay Ice goalie Mack Skapski and 96 born Mitch Skapski. All three Skapski brothers play different positions. Nic Tallarico was once again very strong for the Selects Black. Tallarico played last season with North Delta. Joshua Barrett stopped 19/23 shots for the Ice Hawks.
Jr. Giants 3 - South Island Orca 1 (98 Age Group)
Cavin Tilsley picked up 1-2-3 to lead the Jr. Giants and Naythan Lange was once again very strong in goal. Lange has stopped 76/82 shots and has a 1.96 GAA now in the tournament. Cam Thompson replied for the Orac who also had Tyler Reenie stop 16 of 19 shots.
Hawks 2 - BC Pirates 1 (99 Age Group)
- Tyson Lin assisted on both Hawks goals and Ethan Dejong was strong in a highly competitve game. Lin leads the Hawks with 6 points in 2 games and is rated within the top 2 rounds currently. Matteo Paller Chow was once again in goal and has stopped 34 of 36 shots so far. Brett Didyk had the lone goal for the Pirates. Jordan Naylor was once again strong in goal stopping 16 of 18 shots.
Calgary Jr. Hitmen 4 - Vancouver Selects Blue 2 (98 Age Group)
- The Selects Blue drop their first game of the tournament, falling to 2-1-0 while the Jr. Hitmen are now 2-0-0. The matchup was between two of the top 98 born spring hockey teams and featured many of the top draft picks to come in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. It was Parker Aucoin and Matthew Phillips once again carrying the way for the Jr. Hitmen in this one. Parker Aucoin followed up the Phillips hattrick with his own 3 goal effort this morning. Matthew Phillips added the other goal and one assist. Kyle Dumba, the brother of Matthew Dumba stopped 29 of 31 shots for the win. Kailer Yamamoto and Davis Koch replied for the Selects Blue in the defeat. Brody Wilms was the starter for the Selects Blue in this one.
Vancouver Vipers 5 - Kelowna Jr. Rockets 0 (98 Age Group)
The Vipers have run their record now to 3-0-0, having outscored their oppenents 20-1 now. Jaeger White once again led the Vipers with 1-2-3 and is the run away scoring leader with 4-9-13 in 3 games played. Dylan Thiessen, Dante Hannoun and Luke Gingras were amongst the other scorers for the Vipers. Tyler Shugrue was once again in net and has stopped all 29 shots so far in the tournament. We expect Tyler to be one of the first goalies taken in next years draft - at least at this point.
Vancouver Selects Black 3 - Island Stars 2 SO (98 Age Group)
- The Selects Black even their record at 1-1-0 and the Island Stars are down to 0-1-1. Nick Pearce and Nick Wicks scored for the Selects Black who once again had Nic Tallarico in goal. Matteo Giomo had both goals for the Island Stars. Giomo played this past season with Comox Valley.
North Shore Selects 3 - Jr Giants 2 OT (98 Age Group)
- The North Shore Selects are now 1-1-0, while the Jr. Giants drop to 0-1-1. Tak Anholt once again paced the attack for the North Shore Selects with 2-1-3 and now has 5 points in 2 games. Anholt we expect to go fairly high in the draft next season. Caleb Fantillo and Matt Rogers replied for the Jr. Giants. Naythan Lange was once again pretty strong for the Jr. Giants in the loss.
Ninety Nines 5 - Island Selects 2 (99 Age Group)
- Bradley Cooper stops 9 of 11 shots and Lucas Barker scores 3 times in evening the Ninety Nines record at 1-1-0 in the tournament. Austin Marling and Marty Westhaver reply for the Island Selects.
Spartan Cup - Calgary
Alberta 99's 6 - Red Deer Rustlers 4
Alberta Alliance 13 - Calgary Jr. Hitmen 0
Saskatoon Jr. Blades 7 - Alberta Chain 1
Alberts Selects 8 - Winnipeg Jr. Steelers 1
Action continues at 9:00 AM local time this morning.
Late Friday Night Result
Vancouver Selects Blue 9 - South Island Orca 1 (98 Age Group)
- The Selects Blue continue their stingy play, allowing just 9 shots in which starting goalie Jeremy Kelleway stopped 8 of 9. Beck Malenstyn and Kailer Yamamoto once again carried the offensive load with each player scoring twice. Taylor Ward also scored twice for the Selects Blue. Ward played last year with the OHA program. Michael Regush had a big game with 1-4-5.
A Division action in the 98 and 99 age groups continue this morning at 8:00 AM local time.
City of Bridges Tournament -98 born
The four team City of Bridges Tournament is set to get underway this afternoon in Saskatoon and Aberdeen. The 98 age group features the Saskatoon Jr. Blades, Northern Predators, Sask - Can and Green Machine will take part. Action begins at 12:15 with the Green Maching and Sask-Can 98's.
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