Snapshots from Penticton Minor Hockey

Game Time Sports plays well in home tourney, Pacific Rim Vees win road tournament and Peerless midget Vees ready for home action

  • Oct. 30, 2015 12:00 p.m.
Simon Mennell of the Atom Dev Vees Team 2 spars with Squamish's Emmitt Guest during a match at Memorial Arena

Simon Mennell of the Atom Dev Vees Team 2 spars with Squamish's Emmitt Guest during a match at Memorial Arena

Going winless in four games at its Atom Development tournament at Memorial Arena doesn’t tell the whole story for Penticton Game Time Sports.

“We had three great games that could have went either way with a bounce,” said coach Kevin Goodwin.

Game Time Sports opened with a 3-2 loss to Surrey, who they outshot by a large margin and ran into stellar goaltending. The morning of Oct. 24, they lost 8-3 to Langley, but didn’t allow a goal in the last 30 minutes. Langley ended up losing in the final. That evening, Game Time Sports lost 6-5 to Kelowna, who finished third. Their final game was a 6-5 decision in Squamish’s favour. Squamish popped two goals in the last five minutes. Goodwin said he was very proud of the boys’ effort all weekend.

“They competed in all of the games, didn’t give up and we had to battle back from two goals down a number of times,” said Goodwin. “Very happy with the results and where we are at this point in the season because this group of kids has never played together.”

Pacific Rim Vees win Gold Classic

The Penticton peewee Tier 3 Pacific Rim Vees struck gold in the Coquitlam Peewee A Gold Classic last weekend. The Vees claimed gold by defeating the host side 5-2. Isaac Newson scored twice, while Brendan Lobb, Joshua Roy and Lucas Byrne also scored.  It was a hard fought game that was tied until the third period when Penticton pulled ahead with  three quick goals. The Vees went undefeated in round robin play defeating Coquitlam 1, 6-3, Coquitlam 2, 4-2 and Kelowna 2-1.The Vees crushed North Delta 9-2.

There was outstanding goal tending all weekend long by Braiden Marshall and Ethan Konyi.

LUCAS BYRNE (7) and Scott Fotheringham get low to the ice as the Penticton peewee Tier 3 Pacific Rim Vees celebrate a tournament victory in Coquitlam.

Peerless midget Vees end tourney on winning note

The Penticton Peerless midget Vees took fifth in Kelowna in a Tier 2 tournament Oct. 25. The Vees defeated Kelowna 3-1 in their final game. The Vees went 2-1 in round robin action with wins over Salmon Arm, 4-1, and Prince George, 5-4. Their only loss came 4-2 to the tournament champs, South Delta. Offensively, the Vees were led by Sammy Gabriel with four goals, Carson Erhardt with three, Louis Shortreed and Linden Gove with two each and singles from Morey Babakaiff, Nick Graham and Dawson Jenner. Bobby Milligan earned two wins and Alyck Coombes, one. The Vees return to regular league games this weekend with two home games. Saturday they play Salmon Arm at 1 p.m. and West Kelowna at 2 p.m. Sunday. Both games are at Memorial Arena.