Sports IN BRIEF
Goodis Vikes MVP
The UVic Vikes women’s basketball team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2001 after they lost their final game 69-57 against the UBC Thunderbirds. Vikes coach Rich Chambers said next year will be better. One of the bright spots for the Vikes was Penticton’s Cassandra Goodis. She closed the season with a 15-point effort, along with nine assists and six rebounds. Chambers called the Pen High grad the Vikes’ most valuable player.
Vees in championship
The Ironman Canada midget Vees completed a sweep of their first round series against Vernon. The Vees won Saturday in Vernon 6-1. Eric Buckley led the Vees with two goals and three assists. Joel Marte scored twice, with singles coming from Tyler Ehlers and Liam Hutcheson. Bryson McKinnon picked up the win in net. The Vees now face Westside in the best-of-three Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association finals to determine the right to play in the provincial championships.
Knights dump Westside
The Penticton Barley Mill Knights thumped the Westside No. 2 9-3 to clinch the midget rec Super League semifinal series 2-0 and advancing to the finals. Scoring for the Knights was Randy Brent and Donovan Abbott with two goals a piece with singles to Matt Fulton, Adam Milanovic, Jake Black, Wes Rasmussen and Mason Burns. Strong goaltending from Branton Grinde and Daniel Graziani shared the win.
Men’s rec hockey
Two-goal efforts by Kiel Gatenby and Kyle Fraser helped lead the Bar One Argo Bisons to an 8-4 win against the EcoDry Ice Dogs in Penticton Men’s Rec Hockey action. Nick Riep, Trevor Aubie, Mitch Aubie and Chad Deleeuw scored for the Ice Dogs. The Bisons are 25-1-1 in league play, while the Ice Dogs are in third at 11-13-3.