Sports in BRIEF
Apex Mountain opening
Apex Mountain Resort is having its opening day on Dec. 1. It’s website reports 25 centimetres of snow has fallen as of Nov. 29. They will be opening two runs off the T-bar and the magic carpet.
Rigby lights lamp for Rockets
Penticton’s Carter Rigby led the WHL Kelowna Rockets attack with a three-goal effort against the Everett Silvertips during an 8-2 drubbing on Nov. 25. Rigby returned after missing 14 games with an injury. He now has three goals and five points in nine games.
Lakers take on Steam in KIJHL action
The Penticton Lakers are last in the Okanagan Division at 6-17-0-2. The Lakers are currently in a six-game losing streak, which includes back-to-back overtime losses to the Osoyoos Coyotes 2-1 and Summerland Steam 3-2. In their other four losses, the Lakers have scored two goals and allowed 15 dating back to Nov. 10. Leading the Lakers in scoring is Kale Erickson with eight goals and 18 points in 22 games. Reilly O’Connor and Tyler Wagner have 13 points each in 23 and 24 games, respectively. The Lakers are hosting the Steam at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday at 7 p.m.
Men’s rec hockey
In Penticton Men’s Rec hockey action, the EcoDry Ice Dogs defeated the Cawston Cold Storage Best Dam Wings 9-4. Scoring for the Ice Dogs was Mike Funk with three, Darren Belanger and Louis Parent with two and Darren Leadbeater and Ryan Drew-Scott with one each. For the Wings it was Matt Sodamin, PJ Forbes, Tom Gabriel and Roy Greig. The Mule Broncos whipped the Wings 9-0. Stuart Nisbet led the way offensively with three goals, while Jordan Moss netted a pair. Single goals were scored by Eric Cerutti, Matt Krause, Jamie Johnson and Jordan Simpson. Bill McLelland earned the shutout. The Hitmen doubled up the Ice Dogs 4-2, then the Ice Dogs got back in the win column with an 8-3 victory over the Broncos thanks to Nick Riep scoring four times and Mike Funk getting two. Cerutti scored two for the Broncos and Jordan Moss scored one. The Bisons defeated the Game Time Sports Wolverines 6-2.