Black Knights triumph in novice tournament

Penticton’s Black Knights were perfect during a novice tournament in Penticton.

Down and out — Ben Lefranc of the Penticton White Snipers skates around a fallen Kelowna Blue Blazer during one of the consolation finals of the recent Penticton Minor Hockey novice recreation tournament.Kelowna won the game to take third place.

Penticton’s Black Knights were perfect during a novice tournament in Penticton. Their final win, 4-3, came against the Vernon Flames. Every player on the Black Knight’s scored except the goalie. The Black Knights defeated the Kelowna Blue Blazers (12-5), Kelowna Black Scorpions (10-0) and the Kelowna Devils (8-0).

Penticton’s Orange Tigers placed sixth. They lost their final game to the Westside Ice Hawks 8-2. Ethan Russell scored both Tigers goals. The Tigers opened the tournament with a 5-4 loss to the Westside Fireballs. On Saturday they won their first game of the season against the Penticton Red Rattlers. Cale Janzen earned the shutout, while Brendan Lobb, Ben Miller, Joshua Roy, Rocco Hamilton and Russell scored. Their second game was a 20-0 loss to the Langley Wings.

The Penticton White Snipers finished the tournament with a 12-4 win against the Kelowna Blue Blazers. The White Snipers opened the tournament with an 8-2 win against the Kelowna Devils. In their second game they rolled over the Kelowna Blue Blazers 16-0.  Lucas Byrne and Carson Drobe scored  hattricks,  and Ben LeFranc had two goals, three assists. Owen Haight had three assists. Other goal scorers were Braiden Marshall, Leon Lafluente, Chris Schulting, Scott Fotheringham, Jacob Schulting, Richter Heintz and Devin Cole. The White Snipers then lost 10-3.

Pool B was won by the Langley Wings 10-2 against the Westside Fireballs.




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