Sports in BRIEF
Steam slowed by Knights
The North Okanagan Knights earned a split in their opening round tilt with the Summerland Steam in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs. The Knights hosted the Steam in Game 2 at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Centre winning in convincing fashion, 8-3. The Knights held a 3-1 lead after the first period on goals by Logan Mostat, Blaine Caton and Morgan Johnston, while captain Daylan Robertson replied for the Steam. Early in the second frame, Steam forward Dylan Burton closed the gap to 3-2 on the power-play. The Knights then pulled away thanks to back-to-back from Mostat to complete the hat-trick and Caton added his second of the game. Rylan Sideroff tallied the Steam’s final goal on the power-play as the Steam went 3-for-5, while the Knights were 1-for-4. Brett Huber allowed fives goals before being pulled in favor of Darren Hogg. Zach Dyment made 21 saves for the Knights. In Game 1 at Summerland Arena, the Steam won 3-2 on markers by Burton, Reid Brown and Olli Dickson. Huber made 15 saves for the win. Game 3 of the best-of-seven returns to Summerland Friday, puck drop is at 7:30 p.m.
Lakers bottle/can fundraiser
The Penticton Lakers senior girls’ basketball team is having a provincial tournament fundraising bottle drive this Saturday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Players will come to homes wanting to get rid of recyclable cans and bottles. The Lakers are dividing up city neighbourhoods and will go to homes door-to-door. Lakers coach Lesley Lacroix said if people want to leave their bottles and cans in front of their front door, they appreciate that.
Tigers baseball registration
South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association Tigers is holding spring season registration on March 2 at the Community Centre from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The registration is targeted for players aged 15 and under for bantam and 18 and under for midget. Bantam and midget forms can be completed online at www.sombatigers.com. For more info, contact president Kevin Zakall at 250-487-8643 or vice president Deb Harvey at 250-493-6687.
Spring basketball camp
Penticton Minor Hoops Spring camp is March 17 to 20 with locations to be announced. The camp is for players in Grades 2 through 7. Kids in the Grades 2 to 5 have sessions from 9 a.m. to noon, while the older group is from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Players must provide their own basketball for all sections. Registration can be completed by calling or emailing Dustin Hyde at 250-490-0050 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who register before March 7 pay $70, while those after that date pay $80. Payment can be made by e-transfer, dropping off payment at the Pen High office or mailing to 939 James St., Penticton, B.C., V2A 4A8. Make cheques payable to Penticton Minor Hoops Basketball Camp. The camp also has a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dustin.hyde.161.
KISU alum competes in CIS championship
Former KISU swimmer Bobby Harling competed in the 2014 CIS Speedo Swimming Championships, Feb. 22 at the University of Toronto with the UVic Vikes swim team. The championship concluded on Feb. 22. Harling finished 26th in the 1,500-metre freestyle clocking a time of 16 minutes and 12 seconds. Victoria will next see competition at the B.C. Senior Championships, Mar. 8-9 at the University of British Columbia before closing out the season at the Pan Pacific/Commonwealth Game trials.